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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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$3.7M to study effect of manganese exposure

Researchers at the School of Medicine have received a $3.7 million grant to investigate the link between manganese and cognitive problems by studying welders whose work exposes them to the metal.

Ssewamala to train HIV/AIDS Ugandan researchers

A $1.5 million grant will provide state-of-the-art training, led by the Brown School’s Fred Ssewamala, for 18 early-career researchers to strengthen the capacity of research institutions in Uganda to address HIV/AIDS and its burden on youth’s mental health.

Silicon ‘neurons’ may add dimension to processors

McKelvey School of Engineering research shows that energy constraints on a system, coupled with an intrinsic property of systems, push silicon neurons to create a dynamic communication that is more robust and efficient than traditional computer processors.

Disch named university registrar

Keri Disch, associate university registrar at Northwestern University, has been named university registrar at Washington University, effective July 1, according to Interim Provost Marion Crain.

WashU Expert on mass extinction crisis

Humankind appears to be hastily destroying life around us, said biodiversity expert Jonathan Losos about the latest research on the ongoing mass extinction. The crisis is “even worse than realized,” the director of the Living Earth Collaborative warned.

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Campus Announcements

Applications open for cancer research pilot funding

The Washington University American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants program annually awards up to five junior faculty $30,000 one-year grants for cancer research pilot projects. Applications are open, and the deadline is Sept. 25.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Economies are reopening, but the child care question persists


Louisville activists aim to raise awareness of Breonna Taylor’s death

The Washington Post

St. Louis residents gathering in large groups to protest. How can we still prevent spread of COVID-19?

St. Louis Magazine

Poet Carl Phillips explores the politics of the everyday

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Messages from university leaders on racial justice

In sadness, grief, anger, outrage and hope, university leaders have shared messages of our commitment and goals for action. Hear from Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, school deans, vice chancellors and more, in their own words.

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Abigail Delawder, a PhD student in chemist Jonathan Barnes’ lab in Arts & Sciences, was selected to receive a Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood. Delawder is one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada selected to receive the award this year.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: Which artist created “Cosmic Filaments,” an iridescent work commissioned for permanent display in the Kemper Art Museum lobby, which reopened last fall?
A) Ai Weiwei B) Alexander Calder
C) Ebony Patterson D) Tomás Saraceno

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