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Friday, July 17, 2020

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Mothers’ paid work suffers during pandemic, study finds

New research from Arts & Sciences finds early evidence that the pandemic has exacerbated — not improved — the gender gap in work hours, which could have enduring consequences for working mothers.

Experimental drug shows early promise against ALS

An experimental drug for a rare, inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has shown promise in a phase 1/phase 2 clinical trial conducted at the School of Medicine and other sites.

New evidence challenges early colonization narrative

New anthropology research from Arts & Sciences provides evidence that Indigenous people continued to live in the southeastern U.S. and actively resist European influence for nearly 150 years after Spanish explorers arrived in the 1500s.

How businesses can win customers, influence friends

New research shows marketers could win more customers by offering financial incentives to customers’ friends. An Olin Business School faculty member was a co-author on the study.

Psychotic disorders focus of new young adult clinic

The School of Medicine has opened a free clinic to provide treatment to adolescents and young adults who may be in the early stages of psychosis. The clinic will treat people ages 13 to 25 at high risk of, or recently diagnosed with, a psychotic illness.

WashU Expert: How to document the protests

Americans across the nation are documenting today’s protests through photography and video, often posting their content on Instagram and other social platforms. Miranda Rectenwald at University Libraries offers resources to help preserve content for the long term.

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Campus Announcements

Reminders about upcoming Aug. 4 primary

The Gephardt Institute reminds the campus community about the upcoming Missouri election Aug. 4. Note that those who wish to vote absentee or by mail must request a ballot from their local election authority by Wednesday, July 22.

WashU in the News

Two sisters wanted to lift lonely seniors’ spirits. Their organization has sent 14,000 letters

The Washington Post

A spring 2021 college football season? What a coronavirus-impacted schedule might look like


This cyborg locust sniffs out bombs

USA Today

St. Louis researchers continue to search for a COVID-19 vaccine

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

On the front lines: Intensive care physician Patrick Aguilar

Medical critical care director Patrick Aguilar, MD, at the School of Medicine, talks in this video about what the school and hospital system did to plan for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences has awarded six 2020-21 graduate student fellowships. Disciplines range from literature to languages to anthropology.

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Research Wire

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded the lab of the McKelvey School of Engineering’s Vijay Ramani $2 million to further develop its electrode-decoupled redox flow battery technology.

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