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Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Top Stories

Neuroscientist Ponce named a 2020 Packard fellow

Carlos Ponce, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, is one of 20 people to receive a 2020 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Packard fellows are among the nation’s top early-career scientists.

Students learn to influence world around them

At a time when Americans are increasingly polarized and partisans share a mutual disdain for one another, students in Betsy Sinclair’s “Public Opinion and American Democracy” course in Arts & Sciences are learning how to bridge the divide.

Boeing Center, Olin faculty behind special journal

Academics who assembled at Olin Business School last year offered such relevant presentations, research and ideas that a special edition in scholarship grew from it: how to pay for production and distribution today and manage global risks in a highly uncertain environment.

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Campus Announcements

Electronics recycling drives, lightbulb swaps planned

The Office of Sustainability is holding electronics recycling drives and lightbulb swaps. They will take place Oct. 29 on the Medical Campus and Nov. 5 on the Danforth Campus. RSVPs are requested.

Social Photo of the Week

A beautiful day for soccer in St. Louis

WashU in the News

Florida’s falling lizards are getting used to cold winter temperatures


Racism’s hidden toll

The Washington Post

Poll finds only 51% of Missourians would get a coronavirus vaccine

St. Louis Public Radio

Washington University starts clinical trial for drugs to build immunity for COVID-19 patients


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Campus Voices

Why you should encourage employees to display family photos

Ashley Hardin at Olin Business School co-writes an article published in the Harvard Business Review explaining her recent research, which found that displaying family photos in the workplace cuts down on employee fraud and other unethical behavior.

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Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD, professor of ophthalmology at the School of Medicine, has received the Cogan Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The annual award recognizes a researcher age 45 or younger who has made important contributions in ophthalmology and visual science.

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Who Knew WashU?

Charles Rice photoQuestion: Charles M. Rice won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this month for work he conducted while on the School of Medicine faculty. What was the medical advancement that warranted the Nobel?
Answer: B) Rice and two other scientists were honored for their discovery of hepatitis C virus. Across Washington University, 25 current or former faculty members or trainees have received a Nobel Prize.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Gabriella Cooperman, an undergraduate Sam Fox and Olin student, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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