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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Administration rescinds rule on international students

The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded its policy change that would have prohibited international students from being in the U.S. if all of their classes were online. Washington University filed a brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the policy.

COVID-19 antibody tests evaluated as diagnostic test

School of Medicine faculty have joined an international effort led by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics and the World Health Organization to evaluate COVID-19 antibody tests for use as diagnostics in places with limited resources.

COVID-19 demonstrates why wealth matters

COVID-19’s impact has not been equal. In a new national survey, the university’s Social Policy Institute found that liquid assets increased the likelihood that an individual could practice social distancing.

An emerging understanding of smell

Engineers at Washington University have found that a neural model based on the act of a bug smelling something showed emergent properties, properties similar to those seen in an insect’s antennal lobe, an important area for its sense of smell.

WashU Experts weigh in on U.S. leaving WHO

Washington University experts in public health and in health law discuss the impact of President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States has begun to withdraw from the World Health Organization.

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Design Futures Forum keynote lecture

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WashU in the News

Meet the COVID-19 doctors on the front lines for a second time

ABC News

Recent SCOTUS decisions on religion open up new questions


Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

The Associated Press

Mars 2020 Perseverance rover’s link to St. Louis

HEC Media

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Nancy Rubin, longtime employee, 58

in memoriam graphicNancy Rubin, longtime administrative assistant in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, died of cardiac arrest June 27 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. She was 58. Rubin joined the Washington University staff in 1984.

Campus Voices

Brown School researchers publish book on child development accounts

Researchers at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School have co-edited a book, “Inclusive Child Development Accounts.” The book provides global context of the policies and programs around such accounts, which allow families to save for their children’s futures, such as college, home ownership and more.

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Ranen Miao, a rising sophomore studying political science and sociology in Arts & Sciences, has been named a Point Foundation national scholar. The honor supports outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer student leaders.

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Research Wire

Chien-Ju Ho, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received a three-year $453,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research, along with his co-investigator, Yang Liu, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. They will study artificial intelligence-augmented human decision-making.

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