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Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

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Far from campus, but part of the community

Though far from campus, 916 international students are finding new ways to connect to the WashU community. Faculty members have established special discussion sections and office hours, schools are recruiting mentors and students are creating support networks in their home countries.

COVID-19 vaccines around the corner

In the latest “Show Me the Science” podcast, infectious disease doctors at the School of Medicine discuss the amazing pace of vaccine development, the university’s role in vaccine research, how soon most of us can expect to get a vaccine and how safe it will be.

Making a pandemic-proof supply chain

Resilience, once a hallmark that academics ascribed to the most successful supply chains, has become a “matter of survival,” writes an international team of researchers including Olin Business School’s Panos Kouvelis.

A recipe for protein footprinting

By publishing their method in Nature Protocols, chemists including Michael Gross have opened doors for scientists to better address questions related to Alzheimer’s disease, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Gross has a joint appointment in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine.

Monitoring labor aim of imaging technology grant

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the McKelvey School of Engineering plan to develop a portable, inexpensive 3D system to monitor women’s labor progression. The technology aims to improve maternal and infant health in underserved regions.

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11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12

Boeing test pilot Fischer speaks

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WashU then and now

WashU in the News

New technique tracks a culprit of Alzheimer’s in spinal fluid

New Atlas

Rare iridescent snake discovered in Vietnam

Smithsonian Magazine

Justice Department’s interest in Hunter Biden covered more than taxes


Four downsides of virtual science conferences during a pandemic


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Jeff Catalano in Arts & Sciences was elected a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America. The honor recognizes Catalano’s outstanding contributions to the advancement of the fields of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry and petrology.

Joan L. Luby, MD, at the School of Medicine, has received the Ruane Prize for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. The prize honors important advances in the understanding and treatment of early-onset brain and behavior disorders.

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Who Knew WashU?

students in history class on ZoomQuestion: As the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted many students and employees to remote learning and working this year, our use of technology has adapted as well. Throughout 2020, about how many Zoom meetings have taken place among the Danforth and Medical campus community?
Answer: D) According to WashU IT, the campus community has completed more than 1 million Zoom meetings (and counting) in 2020. For perspective, in January, before the pandemic took hold, WashU members held 1,400 Zoom meetings. In November, the total exceeded 150,000.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Heidi Walsh, who works at the School of Medicine and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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