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Friday, May 8, 2020

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COVID-19 in-home monitoring launches

An in-home monitoring program for COVID-19 patients who are not sick enough to be hospitalized has been launched by the School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare. Doctors hope to identify signs of deterioration early so that they can intervene.

Close encounters in the forest

New research led by anthropologists in Arts & Sciences shows that the social life of gorillas is much more dynamic than previously thought, particularly with regard to interactions between neighboring groups.

Thank you, #WashU20

In this week’s edition of Thank You, #WashU20, we spotlight graduating students Jacob Longmeyer, of Arts & Sciences, Tessa Adkins, of the School of Law, and Claire Weichselbaum, of the Graduate School. All have contributed to the community in their own way.

On the front lines: Tiffany Osborn

Critical care physician Tiffany Osborn, MD, at the School of Medicine, explains what critical care looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic, what has changed, and how she and her co-workers stay motivated.

WashU Expert on job searching this summer

With 33 million Americans unemployed and the global economy hurtling toward recession, some students may be tempted to sit out the job and internship market. But that would be a huge mistake, said Mark Smith, associate vice chancellor and dean of career services.

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Campus Announcements

McDonnell Academy awarding multidisciplinary grants

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy has issued a call for research proposals to investigate public health challenges that stem from infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Submissions are due June 1.

Social Photo of the Week

WashU’s Got Talent: Alumni Seth and Leigh Ellebrecht

WashU in the News

COVID exit strategy depends on getting vaccine to whole world


Deleting immune cell genes prevents obesity in mice on high-fat diet

New Atlas

Supermarkets limiting meat purchases amid tight supply and buyer panic

New York Daily News

How America rediscovered a cookbook from the Harlem Renaissance

Atlas Obscura

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Campus Voices

‘Musical Postcards’: senior Beth Huang

As part of the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences’ ongoing “Musical Postcards” video series, Beth Huang, a senior studying music, performs Claude Debussy’s “La fille aux cheveux de lin” on the piano.

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Nikhil Aggarwal, a senior majoring in the neuroscience track of biology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Ralph S. Quatrano Prize. The prize is awarded to the thesis showing the greatest evidence of creativity in design, research methodology or broader scientific implications.

The Washington University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team had 19 student-athletes named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association Division III All-America Teams.

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