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Friday, June 19, 2020

Top Stories

It’s time for change

Three faculty members in Arts & Sciences discuss the social movement against police brutality taking place across the nation and the world — and its implications for teaching, research and higher education.

Juneteenth and collective progress

Douglas Flowe, assistant professor of history in Arts & Sciences, discusses the history of Juneteenth — which is celebrated today — and its continued resonance for all Americans.

Patients with COVID-19 donate toward research

School of Medicine physicians led efforts to create a repository for storing and managing specimens collected from patients with COVID-19. The samples are being distributed to investigators conducting COVID-19 research across the university.

University responds to high court’s DACA ruling

Washington University released a statement applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

An ion channel senses cell swelling, helps cells respond

New research from Arts & Sciences offers clues about how mechanosensitive ion channels in the plant’s cells respond to swelling by inducing cell death — potentially to protect the rest of the plant.

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Campus Announcements

Reminder: fall planning town hall sessions

The university’s Fall Planning Committee is holding town hall webinars for the Danforth Campus community to learn more, and ask questions, about the planning process for the fall semester. There are sessions today and Monday, June 22, and recordings will be available online later.

WashU in the News

A scientist’s pink cast leads to discovery about how the brain responds to disability


‘Implicit bias’ trainings don’t actually change police behavior

The Huffington Post

Partying Americans just got a reality check from the coronavirus


Rural Alabama county fights virus outbreak with just one doctor

Bloomberg News

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Campus Voices

‘What do we teach our students about law and justice?’

Kimberly Norwood, at the School of Law, co-writes an analysis about her experience as a black American as the pandemic and the protests over killings of black people have unfolded. She questions if 2020 will lead to lasting change and ponders how to teach students about justice.

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Mayssa H. Mokalled, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, has received the 2020 H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology from the American Association for Anatomy. This award recognizes outstanding early-career researchers in developmental biology.

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Research Wire

Michael Krawczynski, of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a $234,692 grant from NASA along with a $136,725 grant from the National Science Foundation to further his research.

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