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Monday, May 18, 2020

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Virtual recognition events celebrate Class of 2020

Across St. Louis, America and the globe, WashU’s 3,298 graduates sat in front of screens May 14-15 to watch their school recognition ceremonies. The virtual events replaced the on-campus Commencement, which was postponed for the first time in university history.

Medical students recite oath during virtual ceremony

As part of the School of Medicine’s Commencement Recognition Ceremony, the Class of 2020’s newly minted physicians recited the Declaration of Geneva, a modern version of the Hippocratic oath.

How hundreds of students, faculty were repatriated

Faculty, students and staff routinely travel around the world to conduct research and study. Getting hundreds of community members back from abroad during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic presented an enormous challenge. Here’s how it happened.

Will CARES Act stimulate growth or inequity?

If history is any indication, the economic fallout and increased political demands caused by the coronavirus could pressure government leaders into building a new safety net for lower-income groups, suggests new Arts & Sciences research.

WashU Expert on redefining ‘back to work’

As areas of the country begin to relax stay-at-home orders, things won’t snap back to normal for all. This has huge ramifications for what employers should expect from employees during this time, according to an Olin Business School expert.

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WashU in the News

Resilience is the most powerful skill kids can develop right now

The Huffington Post

Sports, shows slowly starting to resume in Missouri

Houston Chronicle

Science news in brief: From hurricane lizards to dancing black holes

The Independent

For 2020 grads, jobs that were plentiful as semester started vanished as it ends

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Obituary: Barbara Geller, professor emerita of child psychiatry, 81

Barbara Geller obitBarbara Geller, MD, an emerita professor of child psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, died Friday, May 8, 2020, in hospice in St. Louis after a brief illness. She was 81.

Campus Voices

On the front lines: Jennifer Schmidt

In this video, general internist Jennifer Schmidt, MD, at the School of Medicine, describes how she had to quickly adapt her clinic to keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 crisis and the impacts such changes could have on the practice of medicine.

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Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, has been named a 5 Sigma Physicist by the American Physical Society for her outstanding science advocacy. Her efforts included testifying before a U.S. House committee, urging Congress to protect helium supplies.

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