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Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

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Risk analysis helps weigh in-person activities

People now have access to better real-time information about COVID-19 infection and transmission rates, but they still have to decide what is safe to do. A new model co-authored by mathematician John McCarthy in Arts & Sciences helps to contend with the uncertainty.

Imaging agent may help gauge kidney health

Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed an imaging agent that could help refine assessments of kidney health, potentially salvaging some otherwise discarded donor kidneys.

Study finds raising menu prices means ratings drop

Businesses beware: A price increase for carryout or delivery food means an increase in negative reviews — and a downturn in restaurant reputation, if not demand. The findings are forthcoming in Management Science.

WashU Expert on combating systemic racism

President Joe Biden signed executive orders aimed at addressing racial inequality and justice. John N. Robinson III in Arts & Sciences said it’s due to ongoing political engagement and pressure, and that we have a historic opportunity before us.

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Campus Announcements

Whittemore House offers curbside lunches

This semester, the Whittemore House is offering curbside lunch options from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for both members and nonmembers.

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WashU in the News

Work from home has the power to advance equality — or set it back

Bloomberg Businessweek

Smart cartilage drip feeds arthritis drugs into joints under stress

New Atlas

Regional business group, WashU partner on Grove development

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The emotional strain of the pandemic is taking its toll on health-care workers

KCUR (NPR Kansas City)

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Chenyang Lu, the Fullgraf Professor of computer science and engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery. Lu is a world-renowned researcher in the fields of embedded and real-time systems, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things.

James M. DuBois, the Steven J. Bander Professor of Medical Ethics and Professionalism, and Kenneth M. Ludmerer, MD, the Mabel Dorn Reeder Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine at the School of Medicine, have been named Hastings Center Fellows. The Hastings Center addresses social and ethical issues in health care, science and technology.

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