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Monday, Dec. 14, 2020

Top Stories

Examining schools’ lack of response to food insecurity

As schools across the United States have moved to online learning or hybrid models due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study from the Brown School investigates the responses of child nutrition administrative agencies.

Toxin provides clues to diarrhea’s long-term effects

School of Medicine research has found that a toxin produced by E. coli changes intestinal cells to benefit itself. That ability could provide a clue to why the bacteria have been linked to problems such as malnutrition and stunted growth.

Study finds fluorine may work in batteries

Rohan Mishra and Steven Hartman at the McKelvey School of Engineering have found the relatively abundant and light element fluorine may be an alternative for lithium in rechargeable batteries.

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Campus Announcements

Applications open for Equalize 2021

Applications are now being accepted for Equalize, a virtual mentor program and pitch competition designed to support women academic inventors. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31.

WashU in the News

What Joe Biden could do to bring down drug costs


Combo of blood tests could offer more accurate Alzheimer’s diagnostics, researchers say

Fox News

We need to thank Edna Lewis for teaching us the joys of eating seasonally

The Kitchn

In a difficult season, ‘A Christmas Carol’ takes new forms to fit a pandemic

St. Louis Public Radio

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Garrett Duncan, faculty in Arts & Sciences, 59

Garrett Duncan photoGarrett Duncan, associate professor of education and of African and African American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, died Dec. 8 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He was 59. Duncan, who came to WashU in 1996, was a renowned scholar of race and education theory.

Campus Voices

Biden should halt sales of certain U.S. tech to China, Vittert says

Liberty Vittert, at Olin Business School, writes in an opinion piece on Fox News that  technological identification facilitated by the U.S. is “a dangerous tool that tyrannical governments can use against their own people,” such as the Uighur Muslims in northwest China.

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LFR International, a nonprofit founded by Zach Eisner (right), a senior studying biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and Peter Delaney, a 2018 alumnus, received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its work in sub-Saharan Africa. 

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