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Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021

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King commemoration to feature author Joseph

For this year’s virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, Lerone Martin, associate professor of religion and politics, will interview Peniel E. Joseph (pictured), author of “The Sword and the Shield.” The School of Medicine also will host events next week.

Modeling can help balance economy, health factors

An interdisciplinary team led by faculty at the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed a model to help navigate the delicate line between maintaining the economy and limiting the spread of COVID-19.

For moms, oxygen during childbirth often unnecessary

Researchers at the School of Medicine have found there is no benefit for infants in providing supplemental oxygen to mothers during labor and delivery, a decades-long and common practice.

Fauci gives COVID-19 update to med school community

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke last week about the state of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Department of Medicine’s virtual weekly Grand Rounds.

WashU Expert: What is the 25th Amendment?

In light of the Jan. 6 mob attack on the U.S. Capitol building, many Democrats, and even some Republicans, have called for using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office. What is that, and how does it work? The School of Law’s Greg Magarian explains.

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Campus Announcements

Call for honorary degree nominations

All members of the Washington University community are invited to nominate honorary degree candidates for the May 2022 Commencement. The Honorary Degree Task Force of the Board of Trustees is accepting nominations until Feb. 1.

Flags lowered in honor of U.S. Capitol Police

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff until sunset today in honor of U.S. Capitol Police officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who died last week.

WashU in the News

Can Twitter legally bar Trump? The First Amendment says yes

The New York Times

How the pandemic is shaping our 2021 resolutions — and what experts want you to keep in mind

PBS NewsHour

Coronavirus-free zone: 2020’s most intriguing medical stories

The New Daily (Australia)

New views of quantum jumps challenge core tenets of physics

Scientific American

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Jeffrey Zacks, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and of radiology at the School of Medicine, received the Mid-career Award from the Psychonomic Society, the preeminent society for the experimental study of cognition.

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Research Wire

The Brown School’s Health Communication Research Laboratory has received two grants totaling $1.57 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to understand and address COVID-19 health disparities. The studies will be led by Matthew Kreuter, the Kahn Family Professor of Public Health.

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Who Knew WashU?

Who Knew WashU graphicQuestion: When a flu pandemic broke out in 1918, it spread around the world over the course of two years. The university offered its buildings to the Red Cross to help keep St. Louis safe during the pandemic. What was Graham Chapel used for?
A) A makeshift hospital
B) A space to make masks
C) Quarantine housing
D) A storage unit

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