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Monday, Sept. 21, 2020

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Campus space in a COVID-19 world

It looks the same, yet the 169-acre campus feels a bit different this fall. As students return, a by-the-numbers look at what has been done to make the Danforth Campus as safe as possible for students, faculty and staff.

Adeoye named to lead new emergency med department

Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD, has been named head of the newly established Department of Emergency Medicine at the medical school. His research focuses on improving care for patients who have suffered brain injuries.

University community shares memories of Bill Danforth

Bill Danforth touched many lives throughout his more than 65 years of service to the university. Members of the Washington University community offer remembrances of the university’s 13th chancellor.

Family care resources for faculty, staff

The university remains committed to supporting faculty and staff as they continue to manage their work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Human Resources has opened an online portal that outlines the scope of employee benefits, including child care, elder care and also self-care.

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4–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

Idea Bounce: environmentally focused pitches

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WashU in the News

Ask the experts: vaccines and vaccinationalism

NBC News

Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama all cited one Puritan sermon to explain America

Christianity Today

William Danforth dies at 94; grew Washington University into world-class institution

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Reflections on 25th anniversary of ‘The Tunnel’

Joel Minor writes on the University Libraries blog about the 25th anniversary of the publication of author and critic William Gass’ “The Tunnel” and university research materials related to the book.

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Jiayi Huang, MD, has been named chief of the central nervous system (CNS)/Gamma Knife service, a form of radiation surgery that can eliminate brain tumors, at the School of Medicine.

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Research Wire

Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support research titled “Optically Pumped NMR Enhancements Enable Studies of Semiconductor Interfaces.”

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