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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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University comes together to support St. Louis region

As university researchers and physicians join the fight to halt COVID-19’s proliferation across the globe, our staff, students and doctors are working tirelessly to care for the St. Louis community we call home. 

Musical Postcards: ‘Love is Here to Stay’

Todd Decker and Kelly Daniel-Decker launched the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences’ new “Musical Postcards” video series. The series helps the department maintain its commitment to public performance during a time of social distancing.

Environmental analysis major launched

Arts & Sciences now offers a major in environmental analysis though the Environmental Studies program. It’s a response to the global demand for environmental experts who can think critically, communicate clearly and solve problems in collaboration with their communities.

Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies

Researchers have found — in newborn mice — that a component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing life-threatening sepsis. The findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Class explores intersection of law, race and design

Law and graphic design. Two disciplines one might not think are related. But a new class at the university is using concepts from each to help students wrestle with the challenges of race, place and inequality.

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Campus Announcements

Gephardt Institute offers census update amid COVID-19

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement wants to update Washington University in St. Louis students and families about how students are to be counted in the 2020 U.S. census in light of  COVID-19. 

Know how to sew? Here’s a way to help

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Members of the university community are invited to help sew masks that will be made available in the community for nonmedical use.

WashU in the News

Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients


These WashU faculty had rejected online classes — until coronavirus. Here’s how they made the switch.

The Washington Post

Another break from the past: government will help churches pay pastor salaries


Washington University students team up with Salvation Army to feed seniors shut in due to coronavirus


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Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts alumni artists Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Wyndi DeSouza have won the 2020 Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Awards. Recipients receive $25,000 to advance their studio practices.

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Research Wire

A recent paper in the China Journal of Social Work, co-authored by several members of the Brown School, offers a perspective on the re-emergence of social work in China from the viewpoint of a longstanding and productive partnership between Chinese and U.S. social work educators and researchers.

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