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Friday, Sept. 18, 2020

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Remembering Chancellor Emeritus Danforth

Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, MD, who served as chancellor for 24 of his more than 65 years of service to Washington University, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, at his home in Ladue, Mo. He was 94.

Search begins for next vice chancellor for student affairs

Washington University will conduct a national search for its next vice chancellor for student affairs, beginning this fall. The new vice chancellor will succeed Lori S. White, who left the university July 1 to become president of DePauw University.

Imaging agent developed here spotlights inflammation

School of Medicine scientists have created a PET imaging agent that detects signs of inflammation. Such a tracer could aid diagnosis and study of diseases ranging from heart disease to cancer to COVID-19.

Female psychology faculty consider present, future

Washington University’s Deanna Barch was among 59 women psychologists working in academia who took an empirical approach to understanding gender inequities in their field. They find some promising data, but also much work to be done.

Materials in lithium-ion batteries may be recycled

A team of engineers at the McKelvey School of Engineering conducted a feasibility study for electrochemical “refilling” of lithium-ion batteries into the spent electrodes to regenerate useful compounds.

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10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18

Engineering seminar: Kater Murch

2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20

Kemper virtual tour: ‘Human Forms’

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A unique first day of class

WashU in the News

How Donald Trump is trying to change his health-care record


Coronavirus is pushing women out of work


There was a college mental health crisis before COVID-19; now it may be worse

Huff Post

100 inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America


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Campus Voices

A veteran St. Louis reporter remembers William H. Danforth

Robert W. Duffy, a WashU alumnus, longtime adjunct lecturer and writer, writes a remembrance of Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth. “There are lots of kindly encomiums for persons of distinction: brilliant, wonderful, generous and so on. But it is a rare person who can be described as great. Dr. Danforth was such a person.”

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Rebecca Messbarger (left), professor, and Lindsay Sheedy, a doctoral candidate, both in Arts & Sciences, have been named 2021 Rome Prize Fellows by the American Academy in Rome. Each will serve as a fellow in Renaissance and early modern studies.

Three staff members in Medical Public Affairs at the School of Medicine — Kristina Sauerwein (left), Tamara Bhandari and Elizabethe Holland Durando — received writing awards in an annual national competition sponsored by the Group on Institutional Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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