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Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

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Voter participation predicts compliance with distancing

Americans who vote are more likely to practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic than people with a lower sense of civic duty — regardless of political affiliation, according to a new study involving Olin Business School.

Designing for social change

Penina Acayo Laker, assistant professor of communication design, discusses the Sam Fox School’s new interdisciplinary minor in creative practice for social change and what the design process can teach us.

Student video blogs capture college amid COVID-19

A group of first-year students tracked their first 40 days on campus, one second of video at a time. They captured walks on campus, Zoom classes and masks. And previous vloggers shared how COVID-19 has affected their college careers.

Emergency Management receives full accreditation

The university’s Emergency Management Department has been awarded full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, making it just the eighth university in the country to achieve this accomplishment.

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Campus Announcements

Fall, winter scenes available for Zoom

With so many university meetings and classes continuing to be held via Zoom, the Office of Public Affairs created a new set of WashU-themed virtual backgrounds with fall and winter images for the community to use.

Social Photo of the Week

Students share why they vote

WashU in the News

Justice Barrett rises to top of increasingly conservative judiciary

The New York Times

Can China become a leading producer of COVID-19 vaccines?

South China Morning Post

Citizen scientists make history in the quest to cure coronavirus


Analysts forecast how markets will react to Trump or Biden victory

Sinclair Broadcasting | KDNL

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Campus Voices

How to adapt science lessons for remote learning

Victoria L. May and Maia Elkana of the Institute for School Partnership write an article on the Edutopia website about effectively adapting science education for students learning from home.

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The Office of Sustainability has updated its virtual tour of campus sustainability features to include the various buildings and elements of the recently completed east end project. The interactive GIS map-based tour features 24 stops. Follow along on foot or online.

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Research Wire

Jennie H. Kwon, DO, Carey-Ann Burnham and Gautam Dantas, all at the School of Medicine, have received a $2.4 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant funds a study to assess whether a cleaning intervention prevents transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in hospital patient rooms.

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