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Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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What you need to know for Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the Athletic Complex is ready to welcome students, faculty and staff who are registered to vote in St. Louis County. Polls open at 6 a.m Tuesday. The Gephardt Institute will offer snacks and entertainment outside.

Participants needed for COVID-19 vaccine trial

The School of Medicine is a testing site for a phase 3 clinical research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The school will enroll up to 500 adults in the region.

Analyzing syllabi gender gap

Female authors are underrepresented as sole and first authors and as members of authorship teams in readings for undergraduate college courses, finds a new analysis from the Brown School.

Majority of all voters say climate change is real

A recent survey conducted by the university’s Weidenbaum Center found that a majority of voters — 95% of Democrats and 54% of Republicans — recognize evidence for climate change. But partisans differ in how seriously they view the issue.

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Monday, Nov. 2 – Friday, Nov. 6

Global Health Week events

7:30–10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5

E-waste recycling and lightbulb swap

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WashU in the News

Gilead’s COVID-19 drug is mediocre; it will be a blockbuster anyway

The New York Times

Amid concerns of suppression, Black voters in Pittsburgh turn to early voting

WESA-FM (Pittsburgh)

A WashU professor explains why daylight saving time is bad for us

St. Louis Public Radio

Psychiatrist honored for work to improve diversity in Alzheimer’s research

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Campus Voices

Legal scholar Richards on uses, abuses of free speech in digital age

The School of Law’s Neil Richards discusses in a Q&A with Slate the issue of free speech and how the First Amendment is working in the internet era.

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Carl J. DeSelm, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, has received the 2020 Agilent Early Career Professor Award. The honor recognizes early-career investigators who have made major research contributions and show potential to continue making key future discoveries.

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