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Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020

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Call for proposals opens for race, ethnicity cluster hire

A call for proposals is now open for the Danforth Campus-wide cluster hire of a dozen new faculty members, who will focus on world-class research on race and ethnicity in our society. Submit preliminary proposals by Sept. 21.

Large, diverse and talented, Class of 2024 arrives

With high hopes and bulk supplies of hand sanitizer, the Class of 2024 arrived on campus Sept. 4-6. “This is what we’ve all been waiting for,” said Nick Cloney, an Arts & Sciences student from Boston.

University reaches major sustainability milestone

Five buildings on the Danforth Campus just achieved LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It’s the council’s highest green building certification and an indication of the university’s deep commitment to campus sustainability.

Trial to test whether MMR vaccine protects front-line workers

The School of Medicine is the clinical coordinating center for an international trial aimed at evaluating on a large scale whether the MMR vaccine can protect front-line health-care workers against COVID-19.

Take me back to the ballgame — and other sports venues

A new tool using math has been designed to help sports franchises keep the fan experience at stadiums the safest it can be in this era of COVID-19. The formula was developed in part by John E. McCarthy, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Mathematics in Arts & Sciences.

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Campus Announcements

‘Ask the Doctors’ town hall tonight

Bring your COVID-19 questions to the next “Ask the Doctors” town hall, scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight on Zoom with two of the university’s top medical experts, Steve Lawrence, MD, and Cheri LeBlanc, MD.

The View From Here

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WashU in the News

The hostile, American reality that is going back to work as a new mom


Workers ring in Labor Day as advantage shifts to employers during pandemic, recession

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Virtual learning a struggle for many special needs students, parents

St. Louis Public Radio

Newly FDA-approved COVID-19 test developed at WashU is ‘major development’


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Mel F. Brown, former trustee, 85

Mel Brown photoMel F. Brown, a former member of the university’s Board of Trustees, died Sept. 1. Brown was an active, longtime university volunteer. In addition to being a trustee, he served as chair of the Alumni Board of Governors and as president of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.


Adia Harvey Wingfield, the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences, received The Society for the Study of Social Problems’ C. Wright Mills Award for her 2019 book, “Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy.”

Two Olin Business School faculty members — Radhakrishnan Gopalan and Janis Skrastins — received honors at the Indian School of Business’ Centre for Analytical Finance summer conference.

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Research Wire

The National Institute of Child Health and Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $3.4 million to three Brown School faculty members. Led by Fred Ssewamala, the faculty will test the long-term impact of an intervention that has shown early success in improving adherence to medication through economic support for families with HIV-positive youth.

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