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Friday, Nov. 6, 2020

Top Stories

Hydrogen bonds may be key to airborne dicamba

Researchers in Kimberly Parker’s lab at the McKelvey School of Engineering have discovered the mechanism that keeps formulations of the herbicide dicamba from going airborne — and why it sometimes fails.

Cornea appears to resist coronavirus infection

Although viruses such as herpes simplex can infect the eye’s cornea and Zika virus has been found in corneal tissue and tears, new School of Medicine research suggests the cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus.

Local cooking and crop staples in prehistoric China

Cereal grains are the most important food sources in the world today. Focusing on the ancient history of staple cereals in China, Xinyi Liu in Arts & Sciences shows how the timing of the translocation of novel food crops reflects a range of choices that communities made.

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11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6

Language and justice talk

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

Physics lecture on Maxwell’s demon

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Social Photo of the Week

In case you missed it: WashU is now on TikTok

WashU in the News

Masks work. Really. We’ll show you how.

The New York Times

Olin tops list of world’s best MBA programs for entrepreneurship

Poets & Quants

Democrats, GOP grapple with mixed emotions over election

USA Today

Voting participation predicts compliance with social distancing guidelines

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

Chancellor shares thoughts on the path forward

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares thoughts on his blog about aspirations for the WashU community as the campus and the nation move forward after the 2020 election.

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Collins E. Lewis, MD, at the School of Medicine, has received the 2020 National Citizen Scientist Cornerstone Award from the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation. He was honored in recognition of his extraordinary efforts to support Alzheimer’s research by participating in and promoting diversity in clinical trials.

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Who Knew WashU?

mailQuestion: Washington University's Mail & Receiving Services is an important part of on-campus living and working. How many pieces of incoming U.S. Postal Service mail does Mail Services collect, process and distribute each year?
Answer: D) Washington University Mail Services collects and distributes nearly 5 million pieces of incoming U.S. Postal Service mail annually. Of that, about one-third are undeliverable for some reason. Mail Services has been working to reduce a significant amount of mail waste.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Sherry Lohmann, who works in the Program in Physical Therapy at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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