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Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

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New discovery could help improve cancer vaccines

New research — co-led by the School of Medicine — has identified the most important features of cancer cells’ protein fragments, which can help distinguish the tumor from healthy tissue, enabling researchers to design better immunotherapies, including vaccines.

Students get out the vote on campus, in community

Washington University students are not only excited to vote in the upcoming election, they are stepping up to help others on campus and in the community cast their ballots. Here, three students share how they are getting out the vote.

Sicker livestock may increase climate woes

Climate change is affecting the spread and severity of infectious diseases around the world — and infectious diseases may in turn be contributing to climate change, according to new research from a Living Earth Collaborative working group led by biologist Amanda Koltz in Arts & Sciences.

Olin Business School welcomes new faculty

Olin Business School welcomed 15 new faculty members this academic year. They bring research and instruction experience in areas such as accounting, economics, finance, operations management, organization behavior and strategy.

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Campus Announcements

Nominations open for Ethic of Service Award

The Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award recognizes members of the university community who exemplify service and engagement with the St. Louis region. Honorees include alumni, employees, retirees, students and volunteers. The nomination deadline is Nov. 1.

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WashU in the News

The virus moved female faculty to the brink. Will universities help?

The New York Times

Five buildings on this Missouri campus just achieved LEED Platinum


Could the MMR vaccine protect against COVID-19? Global trial enrolls health-care workers to find out

HEC Media

Presidential illness, past and present — and the downplaying of it

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘My smile is medically necessary. It’s time for the federal government to realize this.’

Kristin Pfeifauf, a student at the School of Medicine, wrote an article for The Huffington Post about her personal experience being born with cleft lip and cleft palate and the importance of ensuring all with such conditions can get the medical care they need. Much of the care she received was at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

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Lan Yang, the Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor of Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society. No more than one-half of 1% of APS members are elected fellows.

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