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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Top Stories

Specific gut bacteria tied to malnutrition’s side effects

A new School of Medicine study has shown that specific bacteria living in the upper small intestines of malnourished children play a causal role in stunted growth and other damaging side effects of malnutrition. The knowledge could lead to better therapies.

Supply chain better if you have worked together

Xiumin Martin at Olin Business School was among four researchers who crunched data to find that personal connections between suppliers and vendors particularly improve the efficiency of the supply chain.

New insights into wound healing

Research from a multidisciplinary team led by Washington University may provide new insights into wound healing, scarring and how cancer spreads.

Examining social media and stress during COVID-19

Researchers at the School of Medicine and Georgia Tech are leading a study using computer algorithms to identify stressors on social media linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Campus Announcements

Limited return to international travel

Washington University’s International Travel Oversight Committee has announced its return-to-travel protocol for the fall 2020 semester.

WashU in the News

Trump signs executive orders aimed at lowering drug prices in largely symbolic move

The Washington Post

Gorsuch doesn’t give a ‘fig’ what you think, just like mentor

Bloomberg Law

Local businesses languish as MLB season is underway without fans

Fox Business

Lab-created virus can help COVID-19 research, developers say

U.S. News & World Report | HealthDay

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Campus Voices

‘We built a diverse academic department in five years. Here’s how.’

Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, published an article in the Harvard Business Review explaining how the university has built “one of the more racially diverse departments in academia today,” the Department of Sociology.

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Bruce Backus, assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety at the university, received a lifetime achievement award from the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association. This was his second lifetime achievement award in less than a month.

Kimberly Norwood at the School of Law has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Business Women” class of 2020. Honorees also are recognized for the impact they have in their industries, through various nonprofits and in their communities.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: One of the impressive new spaces that opened last fall is Kuehner Court in the Sam Fox School. How many different plant species make up the 30-foot green wall?
A) 2 B) 7 C) 10 D) 20

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