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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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In-person Commencement rescheduled for next May

Washington University plans to welcome the graduating Class of 2020 back to campus for an in-person Commencement ceremony on May 30, 2021, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.

Model predicts repercussions of lifting quarantine

An interdisciplinary team at Washington University used computer modeling from different domains to look at how the United States might best lift quarantine — without a harsh blow to public health or the economy.

Med students, faculty reach out to Latino population

Spanish-speaking students and faculty at the School of Medicine collaborated with community leaders to create and share information in Spanish about the novel coronavirus for the St. Louis region’s Latino population.

How to reduce impact of coronavirus in rural Missouri

Rural areas are likely to see lower rates of infection overall due to lower population density. But high participation in social distancing will further decrease the virus’s impact on these areas, finds a new analysis from the Center for Health Economics and Policy.

New method for measuring RNAi pesticide in soil

Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have developed an extraction and cleanup method that, for the first time, will allow for measurements of RNAi pesticides in soil.

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Thursday, May 14 – Friday, May 15

Schools hold virtual recognition ceremonies

11 a.m. Saturday, May 16

Online conversation about public art

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WashU in the News

Church and state clash over religious services in the coronavirus era

NBC News

Risk of reopening US economy too fast: a W-shaped recovery

The Associated Press

Rapid decline in stroke patients seeking help during coronavirus pandemic, study finds


Among older adults, COVID-19 has highlighted vulnerabilities — but also some opportunities

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘In this crisis, give everyone basic financial tools’

Michael Sherraden and other Brown School faculty members write an article saying the COVID-19 pandemic makes clear the importance of ensuring poor Americans have access to banks and other modern financial tools — and they propose a way to provide such access.

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Lily Xu has been awarded the 2020 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences. The annual award is given to a graduating student whose undergraduate career combines outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.

A joint report on gun violence by the university’s Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and the Institute for Public Health has been widely cited in a summary report recently released by the United Nations.

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