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Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

Top Stories

Nasal COVID-19 vaccine prevents infection in mice

School of Medicine scientists have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be given in one dose via the nose and is effective in preventing infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus.

Faculty reflect on anniversary of women’s suffrage

Faculty members from Arts & Sciences and the School of Law share thoughts on the complicated history of the women’s suffrage movement, ratification of the 19th Amendment and their hopes for how we might honor the anniversary.

Researchers closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts

Research from the McKelvey School of Engineering has determined that locusts can smell explosives and determine where the smells originated — an important step in engineering cyborg bomb-sniffing locusts.

Employee fraud decreases when they see family photos

Displaying family photos in the workplace cuts down on employee fraud and other unethical behavior, new Olin Business School research finds. The study was published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

WashU Expert on revising the Voting Rights Act

In light of President Trump’s recent attacks on the U.S. Postal Service, Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act should be revised to prohibit racial discrimination in voting by the federal government, said the School of Law’s Travis Crum, a voting rights expert.

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4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24

WashU virtual connecting

3:30–5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25

‘The Psychology of Mindset and Resilience’

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Campus Announcements

Sumers Rec Center to remain closed for now

Despite previously announced plans, the university’s Office of Recreation and medical officials have decided the Sumers Recreation Center will remain closed indefinitely due to the pandemic. Preparations continue to ensure the center is ready to reopen when it is safe to do so. 

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

WashU-developed holograms help physicians during cardiac procedure


U.S. university research team says it invented a process that can transform bricks into ‘batteries’

South China Morning Post

Why are there still so few Black executives in America?

USA Today

Want to be more innovative at work? Scientists say to try daydreaming


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Richard Loomis, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won the American Chemical Society’s 2020 Saint Louis Section Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of chemistry and demonstrated potential to further the profession’s advancement.

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Research Wire

Panos Kouvelis and the Boeing Center supply chain group at Olin Business School were ranked highly for their research in the field’s top four journals from 2001-2015, according to a study published in Decision Sciences.

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