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Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020

Top Stories

Making cancer cells more susceptible to dying

Cancer cells can survive even after being hit with high doses of chemotherapy or radiation, but a School of Medicine team working to make treatment more effective is focusing on ways to tweak the inner machinery of cancer cells.

Anthropologists report fossil cranium discovery

A student at the Drimolen Cave Field School co-led by David Strait in Arts & Sciences found a fossil that reveals that an extinct human species evolved rapidly during a turbulent period of local climate change about 2 million years ago.

WashU Experts: The historic 2020 election and what’s next

After the contentious 2020 presidential election, Washington University faculty experts offer their predictions and perspectives on the legal battle, the election process and the transition of power.

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Campus Announcements

Public safety survey closes Monday

A committee examining public safety and policing on the Danforth Campus and in nearby neighborhoods needs your help. Complete the public safety survey by Monday, Nov. 16.

Washington People

Tim Portlock

Tim Portlock

In this video, artist Tim Portlock, chair of undergraduate art at the Sam Fox School, discusses his use of visual effects and 3D animation software, his new exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the state of the American dream.

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WashU in the News

FDA panel declines to endorse controversial Alzheimer’s drug

The New York Times

Four ways Joe Biden’s presidency could impact the world of sports

USA Today

Face masks can stimulate safety and economic growth

Tech Explorist

Experts say it’s OK to scale back on the holidays this year

Next Avenue

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Campus Voices

‘So, what happened with the polling?’

Liberty Vittert, professor of practice in data analytics at Olin Business School, writes a piece in the New York Daily News about how public opinion polls got it wrong, again, in predictions about the 2020 presidential election.

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Samantha A. Morris, assistant professor of developmental biology and of genetics at the School of Medicine, has received the New York Stem Cell Foundation’s Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Award. The award recognizes outstanding early-career scientists and provides each $1.5 million to support their research.

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