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Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

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$15M to focus on racial differences in Alzheimer’s

A new grant for research at the School of Medicine focuses on brain scans and other markers of Alzheimer’s. The aim is to establish whether early markers of disease in white populations also apply to African Americans.

Labels can help deter soda consumption

Sugar-sweetened beverage warning labels are effective in dissuading consumers from choosing them, with graphics having the greatest impact, finds a new study from the Brown School.

Reel appointed interim chief information officer

Stephanie L. Reel, most recently chief information officer for all divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and Health System, has been appointed interim chief information officer at Washington University, according to Chancellor Andrew. D. Martin.

Sam Fox School welcomes new faculty

The Sam Fox School welcomes two new tenure-track faculty this academic year: Shreyas R. Krishnan, assistant professor of illustration, and Aggie Toppins, associate professor of communication design and chair of undergraduate design.

WashU Expert: Religion and the 2020 election

Modern evangelical voters have supported political candidates for myriad reasons, not all of which are in line with traditional Christian values, according to Lerone A. Martin in Arts & Sciences.

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2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

Sprawl Session 1: White suburbias

3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14

Preprints in medicine discussion

6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15

‘The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa’

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WashU in the News

The precedent, and perils, of court packing

The New York Times

Debate-site COVID cases sow doubt on safety of indoor events


Why major sports ratings have declined since restarting


Conservative PAC draws charges of racism in Missouri

The Associated Press

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Campus Voices

Chancellor Martin on principles during election season

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin writes on his blog, offering a set of community guiding principles leading up to the election. He suggests they “can help guide us toward this vision of what community can and should be — even in the midst of such political polarization.”

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Dorothy, the small-press publishing project led by Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker, both of the Department of English in Arts & Sciences, has won a Golden Colophon Award for Paradigm Independent Publishing from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.

Joni Westerhouse, associate vice chancellor and associate dean in the Office of Medical Public Affairs at the School of Medicine, has received the 2020 Distinguished Service Award from the Group on Institutional Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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