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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

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Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Sept. 18, visited Washington University twice during her career — in 1979 and in 2001. Here, School of Law faculty reflect on her long and influential career.

Immune system affects mind and body, study indicates

School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a molecule produced by the immune system acts on the brain to change the behavior of mice. The findings help illuminate a surprising mind-body connection.

Solving a current mystery

Lithium ion batteries that shouldn’t short circuit often do. Now researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering have figured out why, and they devised a straightforward way to tell if and when that will happen for individual batteries.

Going below the surface at Tyson Research Center

Arts & Sciences graduate student Rachel Becknell is exploring the important roles soil microbes play in prairie restoration. This video showcases her work at Tyson Research Center.

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10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

‘Financial Capability and Asset Building’

4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24

Sustainable Living Series: food

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Campus Announcements

Flags lowered in memory of Justice Ginsburg

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Sept. 18 at age 87.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

Justice Ginsburg’s judicial legacy of striking dissents

The New York Times

Who will benefit from psychedelic medicine?

The Washington Post Magazine

Banks sacrifice quality for quantity in minority neighborhoods, study finds

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Op-ed: Danforth to SL editors: ‘Keep publishing’

Student Life

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Campus Voices

‘Poetry for all’

Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities blog, “Human Ties,” about the new podcast he is co-hosting, “Poetry for All.” He said it’s aimed at “not just those who love poetry, but those who feel hesitant about it, even those who dislike it altogether.”

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Megan Baldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, has been named an Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

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Research Wire

Haijun Liu, research scientist in chemistry in Arts & Sciences, received a $450,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy to support study of the molecular mechanism of action of the cyanobacterial orange carotenoid protein.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: The university has made a number of changes in response to COVID-19 to keep faculty, staff and students safe this year. How many individual cubbies have been installed on the Danforth Campus?
A) 300 B) 700 C) 950 D) 1,200

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