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Friday, July 10, 2020

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Siteman Cancer Center earns highest federal rating

Siteman Cancer Center has been recognized again as a top U.S. cancer institution, based on a review of its research programs, by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s National Cancer Institute, the principal federal agency for cancer research and training.

Unwavering support for international students

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Provost Beverly Wendland have shared in a letter to the university community their strong opposition to federal policy changes requiring international students to complete college courses in person to remain in the country.

Burning Kumquat garden thrives while students away

When students weren’t able to return to campus in mid-March due to COVID-19, faculty fellows and their families living on the South 40 stepped in to tend to the large student-run garden outside the Alumni House.

Neidorffs commit $5 million to honor clinicians

Michael and Noémi Neidorff have committed $5 million to the School of Medicine to honor highly regarded physicians Robert C. Packman, MD, and John S. Daniels, MD, with the establishment of two new endowed professorships in their names.

McDonnell Academy supports COVID-19 research

To help address the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy awarded seed grants to kick-start research projects led by university faculty and their international collaborators.

WashU Expert on limits of eviction moratoriums

A federal moratorium on evictions is just one piece of the puzzle. Without comprehensive solutions, we could face a repeat of the 2007-08 financial crisis, said Radhakrishnan Gopalan, a finance expert at Olin Business School.

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WashU in the News

Countdown to Mars: three daring missions take aim at the red planet


How to safeguard mental health as pandemic becomes ‘a really long haul’

St. Louis Public Radio

Do big unemployment checks make workers lazy? No, and stopping them would hurt the economy

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra hires WashU alum as executive director

Indianapolis Star

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Campus Voices

The important role of the humanities

The chairs and directors of humanities departments and programs at Washington University have released a joint statement on the role of humanities research and education in times of crisis.

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Thomas A. Ferguson, professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the School of Medicine, has received a Research to Prevent Blindness Stein Innovation Award. Ferguson is an internationally recognized expert on the role of autophagy in the development of eye diseases.

Kimberly Norwood, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law, is being honored by Missouri Lawyers Media for her work on diversity and inclusion. Norwood has focused her research on Black identity issues; colorism; and the intersection of race, class and public education in America.

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Who Knew WashU?

Declaration of Independence copyQuestion: University Libraries boasts a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, known as a Southwick broadside. How many copies of it exist today?
Answer: B) Just seven copies still exist. Official broadsides were printed and posted on the doors of courthouses across the colonies to spread the word about the Continental Congress' action.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Jim Eddy, an engineering alumnus, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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