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Friday, April 17, 2020

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Eisner, Klapow awarded Truman Scholarship

Juniors and best friends Zach Eisner and Max Klapow both won a Truman Scholarship, the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S. for those pursuing public service careers. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin surprised the students with the news on Zoom.

Most university lab research moved to internet

COVID-19 has touched seemingly every aspect of life, and that includes laboratory work on the Medical and Danforth campuses. Most labs have temporarily shut down bench work and moved it online. Others have shifted focus to the coronavirus.

In-person summer programming suspended

In yet another major change with the focus on protecting the health and well-being of the university community and the St. Louis region, the university has suspended all in-person summer programming, both on campus and internationally, until at least Aug. 1.

Thank you, #WashU20

In this week’s edition of Thank You, #WashU20, we spotlight graduating students Alex Polsky, Miguel Ferreyra de Bone and Omoluyi Adesanya for their commitment to serving others at the university and in the broader world.

WashU experts discuss COVID-19’s effects

Washington University experts share thoughts on the impact of the novel coronavirus, from how to interpret decreased calls to child abuse hotlines to the future of the supply chain.

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Campus Announcements

University Libraries offers virtual book club

University Libraries invites members of the campus community to join its virtual book club. Meetings will be held via Zoom; registration is required. The next is Wednesday, April 22, and the club will discuss “Mistress of the Art of Death.”

Social Photo of the Week

Campus is in bloom

WashU in the News

This 3-D simulation shows why social distancing is so important

The New York Times

Why there’s no quick fix for a COVID-19 vaccine

South China Morning Post

Tracking COVID-19 cases by ZIP code highlights inequity in St. Louis region

St. Louis Public Radio

Akande discusses rising jobless rate

KMOX News Radio

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Campus Voices

‘The values informing our path forward’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares in a blog post the values being used to inform decision-making related to COVID-19 and an update on strategic planning.

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Jianjun Guan, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows.

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