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Monday, May 11, 2020

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Stroke evaluations drop by nearly 40% during pandemic

A study led by the School of Medicine has found that stroke evaluations fell by nearly 40% during a period of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting that many stroke patients are not seeking potentially life-saving medical treatment.

Recognizing our graduates through virtual ceremonies

While they can never replace the exhilaration of being in a cap and gown sitting in Brookings Quadrangle surrounded by friends, family and faculty, plans are in place to recognize our graduates’ important milestone through online ceremonies and celebrations.

Aerosol researchers tackle novel coronavirus

Aerosol research at the McKelvey School of Engineering is moving at breakneck speed to understand the novel coronavirus and its effects at scales ranging from ecosystems to virus particles suspended in droplets.

Wolf spiders may turn to cannibalism

A study by biologist Amanda Koltz in Arts & Sciences suggests that as female wolf spiders become larger and produce more offspring, competition among them increases — triggering higher rates of cannibalism and reducing the number that survive to adulthood.

University advises on city’s bold new energy standard

St. Louis recently became the first jurisdiction in the Midwest to adopt a comprehensive new standard designed to reduce its carbon footprint. The university’s Office of Sustainability provided technical expertise to support the standard’s development.

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Campus Announcements

Show your pride for the Class of 2020!

Help celebrate and show your pride for the WashU Class of 2020 by visiting the Commencement website and downloading social media stickers and frames, Zoom backgrounds and printable signs.

WashU in the News

Psychiatrist takes your questions on how to cope during COVID-19

PBS NewsHour

Coronavirus blew up summer internships, forcing students and employers to get creative

The Washington Post

Their states are in crisis. They’re declaring victory anyway.

The Atlantic

Women take on greater share of parenting responsibilities under stay-at-home orders

USA Today

Pulitzer Arts Foundation part of new effort to help artists during outbreak

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

‘COVID-19 and the color line’

Jason Purnell, of the Brown School, co-writes an article published in the Boston Review about the disproportionate rates at which African Americans are contracting — and dying from — COVID-19. He says nowhere is the situation more stark than in St. Louis.

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David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has received the Advocate of Hope Award from the national Neurofibromatosis Network.

Manasvi Verma, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Spector Prize. The prize recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.

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