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December 2020

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


Hillman Hall’s flexibility key to resuming select in-person classes
Learn how the wide-open and adaptable spaces in the Brown School building named for alumni Thomas and Jennifer Hillman were repurposed for the pandemic.


Common OCD drug may prevent serious illness in COVID-19 patients

In medical school study, fluvoxamine helped patients well enough to be at home avoid hospitalization and supplemental oxygen.

Three Washington University scholars named Rhodes finalists
These accomplished leaders were among an elite group from around the globe competing for the prestigious scholarship.

Widening income gap means less variety on grocery store shelves
Olin School researcher suggests that as the middle class has been hollowed out, so has the number of products to choose from.

WashU engineers link SARS-CoV-2 transmission to air pollution levels
Multi-institutional team finds that even when pollutants are far below national safety standards, they cause virus to proliferate.

Professor’s latest exhibition opens at Contemporary Art Museum
Artist Tim Portlock’s depictions of life in postindustrial cities are shaped by the iconography of the American landscape.

Discovery of cranium fossil fills in gaps about early human evolution
WashU anthropologists help find best-preserved specimen of microevolutionary anatomical change within early hominins.


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