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Monday, May 4, 2020

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The pandemic’s impact on older adults

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the deleterious effects of deep-seated ageism, sexism and racism on older Americans, suggests a new paper from the university’s Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging.

New targets for childhood brain tumors identified

People with the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type 1 are prone to developing tumors on nervous system tissue. A School of Medicine study has found that the development and growth of such tumors are driven by nearby noncancerous neurons and immune cells.

University community stays connected through Zoom

Technological advancement has been a saving grace during this time of social distancing; affording communities the ability to maintain schedules and share special moments. At WashU, the online tool Zoom has kept things moving efficiently.

Hurricanes twist evolution in island lizards

A new study from Arts & Sciences is the first to demonstrate evolutionary response to hurricanes on a wide geographic scale.

Appointment strengthens Department of Defense ties

The U.S. Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network appointed Jake Laktas as university program director. He will work closely with faculty and students, connecting them with industry partners and forging collaborations.

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Campus Announcements

Take part in virtual trick shot competition

The university’s Office of Recreation is inviting students, faculty, staff, spouses or alumni to take part in a virtual trick shot competition. Video submissions will be accepted through May 15.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says


Here’s how scientists and public-health experts recommend the U.S. gets back to ‘normal’


Long-term impacts of COVID-19 on architecture education


Tim Youd will retype William Gass’ mammoth ‘The Tunnel’ on livestream

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘The pandemic through the eyes of a medical student’

Cyrus Ghaznavi, a second-year medical student at Washington University, writes an article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about how medical students are contributing during the pandemic even if they can’t directly care for patients.

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Mungai Mutonya, teaching professor of African and African American studies in Arts & Sciences, has received a fellowship from the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to pursue an educational project with the University of Nairobi.

Anna Preus, a doctoral candidate in English in Arts & Sciences, has won a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She will use the stipend to support work on “Publishing Empire: Colonial Authorship and British Literary Production, 1900-1940.”

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