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Friday, July 24, 2020

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Global wildlife surveillance could provide early warning

A team of wildlife biologists and infectious disease experts, including some at the School of Medicine, propose in an article published in Science a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system that could provide early warning for the next pandemic.

University announces cancellation of fall sports

Due to the continuing COVID-19 global pandemic, Washington University varsity athletic teams will not be competing during the 2020 fall sports season.

Holograms help physicians during cardiac procedure

A holographic display developed by researchers at Washington University improves physician accuracy when performing a procedure to treat irregular heartbeat. Trial results were published this month.

Fossett lab offers tool for hybrid learning

The Fossett Laboratory for Virtual Planetary Exploration in Arts & Sciences has released an augmented reality app, GeoXplorer, which allows users to view and explore 3D objects remotely. The team can work with instructors as they plan content for the fall semester.

Med students working for Medicaid expansion

A group of students from the School of Medicine are leading an effort to help voters notarize their ballots before the Aug. 4 election. Their aim is to raise as much support as possible for Amendment 2, the Medicaid expansion initiative.

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4–5 p.m. Friday, July 24

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne

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WashU in the News

Sacred site reveals how Indigenous people resisted colonial forces for 130 years

Science Magazine

Colleges will lose $150 million playing ‘conference-only’ games due to coronavirus

CBS News

Remembering MLK’s ‘Field General,’ C.T. Vivian

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

University leaders unite behind Medicaid expansion

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Saint Louis University President Fred Pestello co-author an op-ed in the St. Louis American about the importance of expanding Medicaid. The issue is before voters in the Aug. 4 election.

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Ian S. Hagemann, MD, PhD (right), Ali Y. Mian, MD, and Michelle M. Miller-Thomas, MD, have been named the 2020-22 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at the School of Medicine. The fellowship aims to advance medical education.

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Research Wire

Jeffrey Zacks, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, received a nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of a multiyear project titled “Improving Everyday Memory in Healthy Aging and Early Alzheimer’s Disease.”

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