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April 2020

What’s happening on and off campus today. For alumni, parents, and friends.


Coronavirus pandemic alters Washington University history
WashU takes measures to help mitigate the effects of the global crisis on our campus and regional communities—including canceling Commencement for the first time.


Feng Sheng Hu appointed dean
of faculty of Arts & Sciences

Accomplished University of Illinois professor and dean’s research spans the biological, geological, and atmospheric sciences.

WashU to construct state-of-the-art neuroscience research building
At one of the country’s largest hubs of its kind, scientists will unlock brain’s mysteries and fight diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Plasma from recovering COVID-19 patients could treat the disease
Medical school professor helps revive century-old therapy of transfusing antibodies from convalescing individuals to the sick.

Students, staff will benefit from university’s Crisis Response Funds
Gifts will directly aid vulnerable members of the WashU community who need financial assistance during this extraordinary time.

Crowdsourced supercomputing project sets sights on coronavirus
Volunteers can install a software program to run calculations that simulate the virus’s protein dynamics while computer is idle.

WashU Expert: How vented air may contribute to virus transmission
Faculty member suggests reducing
COVID-19 contagion with furnaces that sterilize contaminated building exhaust.


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