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Friday, May 29, 2020

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Chancellor offers update on fall semester plan

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin provides an update to the university community about plans for the fall semester. The academic calendar is being adjusted to return students, faculty and staff to campus in phases. People’s health and safety will come first, he said.

$13.7 million to further adolescent brain study

Washington University scientists will receive $13.7 million in additional funding for ongoing research into adolescent brain development. Their work is part of the largest long-term study of brain development ever conducted in the United States.

Institute helps local students in the era of COVID-19

The university’s Institute for School Partnership has launched new programs and partnerships. Efforts include a new COVID-19 curriculum for middle school students and distributing materials for at-home STEM projects.

Lack of activity during COVID-19 may fuel obesity

The childhood obesity rate in the United States may increase by 2.4% if school closures continue into December, finds a new study from the Brown School.

Podcast explores global study to test chloroquine

On the School of Medicine’s podcast, Michael Avidan discusses an international trial in which researchers want to learn whether low doses of chloroquine can prevent health-care workers from getting COVID-19 or lessen its symptoms.

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Noon Wednesday, June 3

‘Pandemic Power’ virtual panel

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WashU in the News

CDC says possibly ‘less than half’ of positive antibody tests are correct


Uncles, aunts may influence a child’s odds for autism

U.S. News & World Report

Seven things colleges can do to help students during this pandemic

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In 1990, Dr. Robert Poirier was tasked with solving an epidemic to come in 2020; now, he’s living it

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

‘Fragile early childhood education system at greater risk’

Gary Parker and Atia Thurman, of the Clark-Fox Policy Institute at the Brown School, write an op-ed published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, warning that many child care centers are struggling financially and may not survive the COVID-19 pandemic, a key concern for working parents and their employers.

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Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences and of immunology and internal medicine at the School of Medicine, has received this year’s John B. Fenn Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry.

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Who Knew WashU?

Duncker Hall close-up photoQuestion: In honor of Memorial Day, which Washington University building was donated as a gift in memory of an alumnus who died while serving in World War I?
Answer: B) Duncker Hall, which initially housed the School of Commerce and Finance. The building was a gift from the family after Charles H. Duncker Jr. was killed while fighting in France. Duncker earned a bachelor’s degree in 1914.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Mary Coyle, who works at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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