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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Lahiri receives first Sawyer professorship in mathematics

Soumendra Lahiri has been installed as the inaugural Stanley A. Sawyer Professor in Arts & Sciences. Lahiri’s research interests lie in theoretical statistics and data science. Sawyer was a faculty member from 1984-2013.

Oral antibiotics work for IV drug users with infections

A combination of IV and oral antibiotics can effectively treat invasive infections in people who inject illicit drugs, according to a study from the School of Medicine. The findings mean patients can leave the hospital and complete treatment at home.

Brown promoted to vice chancellor, chief of staff

Rebecca L. Brown has been promoted to vice chancellor and chief of staff for Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, effective June 1, according to Martin. Brown also will assume the role of secretary to the Board of Trustees.

Podcast explores racism as public health issue

The School of Medicine’s “Show Me the Science” podcast explores systemic racism — inside and outside the health-care system — and how the COVID-19 pandemic has propelled the issue to the forefront.

Trustees grant faculty appointments, promotions

At the university’s Board of Trustees meeting in May, several faculty members were appointed or promoted with tenure, with most taking effect today.

WashU Expert on federal police reform efforts

The U.S. House and Senate are at a stalemate over enacting sweeping police reforms in the wake of the death of George Floyd and other Black Americans. Neither side seems willing to bend, said Daniel Harawa, an expert on criminal legal reform.

University introduces new personal safety app

Starting today, the university will offer students, faculty and staff a new, free phone-based app designed to address and promote personal safety both on and off campus. WashU Safe replaces Noonlight and offers enhanced security features.

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9–10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2

‘COVID-19 & Conflict-related Sexual Violence’

12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 2

How to protect small businesses

1–3 p.m. Thursday, July 2

‘Anniversaries of Independence’

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Campus Announcements

Parking provides updates for 2020-21 academic year

The Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation Services team shares important updates for the 2020-21 academic year, covering permits, U-Pass renewal, shuttles and more.

Social Photo of the Week

A Saharan dust-inspired sunset over McKelvey Hall

Washington People

Ida Early

Ida Early

For 38 years, Ida Early has contributed to many facets of Washington University. She reflects on the moments that have led her to this point as she prepares for retirement.

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WashU in the News

Second-generation COVID vaccines are built for impact over speed

Bloomberg News

Do probiotics actually do anything?

CBS News (60 Minutes)

As the wealthy retrench amid the coronavirus crisis, low-wage workers take the hit

Los Angeles Times

Gamers, Big Tech, even La Liga soccer link computers to fight COVID-19 in Washington U. study

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Exploring gun violence and human rights

Several faculty members have written pieces about gun violence and racism, shared on the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute’s blog. The articles are part of a special series by the gun violence initiatives of the law institute and the Institute for Public Health.

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Jonathan Myers, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, and Solny Adalsteinsson, staff scientist at Tyson Research Center, participated in a Future of Fire Consortium that produced both a scholarly review and a blog item in the Journal of Ecology.

The Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has received a $100,000 grant from Microsoft Corp. to hire a fellow to work on the institute’s Cloud Civil Liberties Project, which aims to advance protection of liberties such as privacy and free expression in the digital age.

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