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Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

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Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity launches

The university’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity has debuted this fall with programs to support and amplify field-defining research, nurture the next generation of scholars and build partnerships in the St. Louis region. Its founding director is Adrienne Davis, vice provost and the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law. 

Smith named vice provost for educational initiatives

Jennifer R. Smith, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named to the new position of vice provost for educational initiatives, announced Beverly R. Wendland, provost and executive vice chancellor. The appointment is effective July 1.

Cerebral palsy also has genetic underpinnings

For many with cerebral palsy, doctors can’t pinpoint the cause. School of Medicine researchers and colleagues have identified mutations in single genes that can be responsible for at least some cases.

WashU Expert on Judge Barrett’s religion

Questions about Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs have dominated public discussion since President Trump announced her as his pick to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy. Should her Catholicism impact her confirmation? A university law professor weighs in.

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Noon–2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7

‘Building an Inclusive Economy in St. Louis’

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WashU in the News

Working moms are reaching the breaking point during the pandemic


How a conservative 6-3 majority would reshape the Supreme Court


Alarming rise in suicide attempts among Black teens

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Regeneron offers early look at COVID-19 antibody cocktail data

Chemical & Engineering News

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Campus Voices

Parvulescu on the history of Romani enslavement

Anca Parvulescu, professor of English and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, both in Arts & Sciences, co-writes about the history of Romani enslavement and its impact on representations of the Roma people.

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A team of engineers and computer scientists at the McKelvey School of Engineering, along with multidisciplinary collaborators at other institutions, will work over the next two years to prepare a proposal for one of the National Science Foundation’s National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes.

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Research Wire

Three university researchers — Kirsten Gilbert Alberts and Emma Johnson, at the School of Medicine, and Keith Hengen, in Arts & Sciences — have received Young Investigator Grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by supporting research that will lead to breakthroughs.

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