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Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

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Bright Ideas launched; seeks input to improve WashU

Bright Ideas, a new initiative, seeks to tap into WashU’s people power to obtain input from the community on ways to streamline, shift and adapt to benefit the university in lasting, sustainable ways.

Pappu, collaborators awarded $7.5 million grant

Rohit Pappu at the McKelvey School of Engineering is part of a multi-institutional team awarded a highly competitive $7.5 million Department of Defense grant to study and engineer membraneless organelles.

Uncovering genetic roots of marijuana use disorder

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the School of Medicine has identified two regions in our DNA — one newly identified and a second that replicates a past finding — that appear to contribute to one’s risk of becoming dependent on marijuana.

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4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26

LGBTQ+ History Month celebration

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The View From Here

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WashU in the News

FDA approves remdesivir as first coronavirus drug


How workplace racism, sexism impacts women of color

Yahoo Finance

How to be happy (not bored!) in retirement – starting today


Long live the king? As political tensions rise, St. Louis grapples with its name

St. Louis Magazine

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Campus Voices

‘A Basis to Be Here: Stories from International Graduate Students in the United States’

Mackenzie Lemieux, a first-year MD/PhD student at the School of Medicine, co-wrote a commentary in Cell Reports Medicine about the experiences of international graduate students in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Li Yang, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, conducted research with black phosphorus — a material with a thickness of just a few atomic layers — in a study hailed as a milestone of the past 50 years by the Physical Review B, an academic journal of the American Physical Society.

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