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Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

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COVID-19 patients at higher risk than flu patients

A deep dive into federal medical data, conducted by researchers at the School of Medicine, found that COVID-19 is much deadlier and causes more health problems for patients than the seasonal flu does.

Bayly named inaugural Lee Hunter Professor

Philip V. Bayly has been named the inaugural Lee Hunter Distinguished Professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Bayly is an innovative researcher at the forefront of understanding the mechanics of brain injury and brain development.

Dancing for the camera

“Aperture,” the 2020 Washington University Dance Theatre concert, will begin streaming via the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18. Typically presented in Edison Theatre, the annual event has been reimagined for this year.

Richards pushes for federal privacy reform

The School of Law’s Neil Richards addressed a Dec. 9 hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He pushed for passage of a comprehensive law that would provide appropriate safeguards, enforceable rights and effective legal remedies for consumers.

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Noon Wednesday, Dec. 16

Author, alum Susannah Cahalan speaks

4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17

Greenland ice sheet colloquium

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Washington People

Eric W. Carson

Eric W. Carson

Growing up, Eric W. Carson, MD, now professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine, didn’t think that African Americans could become doctors. But he became a physician and chose a specialty noted for its lack of diversity. Today, he looks for opportunities to increase diversity and mentorship in medicine.

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WashU in the News

‘Help is on the way’: How the U.S. will turn the tide of the pandemic in 2021

NBC News

Probe of Biden’s son places new scrutiny on U.S. attorney general pick


These drugs might prevent severe COVID

Scientific American

With coronavirus vaccine coming, a challenge: winning over skeptics


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Campus Voices

Music shares ‘Sounds of Cheer’

Earlier this year, the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences created a series of digital postcards to share musical performances amid the pandemic. Now, it is sharing a festive gift with the campus community — students and faculty performing holiday favorites.

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Research conducted by Jacob Holland-Lulewicz, lecturer in archaeology in Arts & Sciences, was named one of the Top 10 Discoveries of 2020 by Archaeology Magazine. His findings were published in American Antiquity during the summer.

Washington University has been awarded a Level 2 accreditation by the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and the Morton Arboretum for achieving standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.

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