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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020

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AAAS names seven faculty as 2020 fellows

Seven Washington University faculty members are among 489 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

COVID-19 cases could nearly double by late January

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is likely to increase to 20 million by the end of January, nearly doubling the current level of 11.4 million cases, predicts a COVID-19 forecasting model developed at Olin Business School.

Three WashU scholars were Rhodes finalists

Two students and a recent alumnus were finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. They are: Christopher Taylor Brown (left), a Brown School student; Summer McKenna, a senior in Arts & Sciences; and Harsh Moolani, a 2019 Arts & Sciences graduate.

Scoliosis in African Americans focus of grant

Researchers at the School of Medicine have received a five-year $3.2 million grant to study the genetic basis of the musculoskeletal disorder scoliosis, and particularly how it affects African Americans and other underrepresented minorities.

Book puts Pilgrim, Puritan literature in context

A new book co-edited by Abram Van Engen in Arts & Sciences re-evaluates the historical context of Pilgrim and Puritan literature. The work offers a more nuanced picture than the one Americans recognize from school plays about the first Thanksgiving.

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7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2

‘Building Solidarity Across Race and Class’

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WashU in the News

Trump unveils controversial drug price rules in a last-ditch attempt to fulfill campaign promise


AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine up to 90% effective and easily transportable, company says

The Washington Post

Employer-sponsored tutoring? Unique benefits are aimed at pandemic parenting


Only about 5% of St. Louis County residents have COVID-19 antibodies, report health department, WashU

St. Louis Magazine

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Roger Phillips, professor emeritus in Arts & Sciences, 80

Roger Phillips photoRoger Jay Phillips, professor emeritus of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences and former director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, died Nov. 19 in Longmont, Colo., after suffering from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 80.

Campus Voices

Health-care workers are facing more than burnout

Psychiatrist Jessica Gold, at the School of Medicine, co-writes an op-ed published on CNN’s website about the strain health-care workers are under as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. “We, collectively, say that we are ‘tired’ because we have no other, easy words to describe how we are.”

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The School of Law’s Elizabeth Katz has earned the 2021 Harold Berman Award for Excellence in Scholarship in Law and Religion from the Association of American Law Schools for her article “Racial and Religious Democracy: Identity and Equality in Midcentury Courts,” published in June in the Stanford Law Review.

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