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Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Top Stories

Partisans view threats to election integrity differently

Even before they cast their votes, partisans of different stripes are poised to question the legitimacy of the election outcome — but for different reasons, according to The American Social Survey, sponsored by the university’s Weidenbaum Center.

University begins search for executive vice chancellor

A search committee comprising faculty and administrators will begin its work to identify candidates to succeed Henry S. Webber, who will transition to the newly created role of executive vice chancellor for civic affairs and strategic planning.

College students access eating disorders therapy via app

Studying college women with eating disorders, a School of Medicine-led team found that a phone-based app that delivers a form of cognitive behavioral therapy was an effective means of addressing specific disorders.

Consumers prefer ‘natural’ prevention options

New Olin Business School research suggests that if consumers view a vaccine more like a curative to the epidemic, rather than as a preventive for the self, they will be more receptive toward it.

Instructional specialists help with course design

Two new instructional specialists have joined Arts & Sciences, and they’re available to help faculty think about effective course design, especially in an era of virtual and hybrid teaching and learning.

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Campus Announcements

Parking, transportation updates for fall

The Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation team shares important updates for the 2020-21 academic year, covering topics such as parking permits, campus shuttles and a town hall with Metro.

WashU in the News

Bricks can be turned into batteries

Scientific American

Could common vaccine given to kids help prevent COVID-19 in adults?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

How neutrons and protons arrange themselves in the nucleus

Tech Explorist

COVID-19 drug hunters turn to WashU lab to test possible virus-fighting compounds against live virus

HEC Media

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Campus Voices

‘Quarantine envy’ and the deep inequalities in American life

Jessica Rosenfeld in Arts & Sciences writes in The Conversation about “quarantine envy” and how comparisons during the COVID-19 pandemic might raise awareness of inequality and even drive social change.

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Junior Prathamesh Chati in Arts & Sciences has been named the 2020 Florence Moog Scholar in recognition of excellence across multiple fields. The merit-based scholarship recognizes a student who is preparing for a career in science and shows excellence in a STEM field as well as another area.

Hedwig Lee in Arts & Sciences was elected to the prestigious Sociological Research Association. Lee also was appointed to the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s ad hoc committee, “Best Practices for Implementing Decarceration as a Strategy to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities.”

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Research Wire

The Cisco Research Center University Funding committee recently awarded Damena Agonafer, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, a one-year $100,000 grant to develop cooling solutions for high-powered semiconductor devices.

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