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January 2020

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


[VIDEO] What a Difference a Year Makes: Looking Back on 2019
WashU made history while laying the groundwork for its next decade of excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and service to society.


Beverly Wendland of Johns Hopkins University Named Provost
The esteemed scientist, professor, and leader was chosen to serve as WashU’s chief academic officer starting July 1.

Sam Fox School Full-Tuition Fellowship Program Announced
Commitment from Sam Fox and his wife, Marilyn, also provides unique opportunities for students to advance their creative work.

Weidenbaum Center: Electorate Wants Action on Climate Change
Survey shows majority of Republicans and Democrats believe the Earth is warming, but they disagree on severity and solutions.

Microbiome of Upper Airway Linked to Asthma Severity in Children
School of Medicine finding opens door to determining whether altering respiratory tract bacteria relieves symptoms in patients.

Alumnus Aaron Keen Returns to WashU as Head Football Coach
Former Bears quarterback and assistant coach most recently helped guide Eastern Michigan University to program records.

Engineers Develop Technique to Improve Colon Cancer Diagnosis
Method that detects early stages of the disease and precancerous polyps identified tumors with 100% accuracy in pilot study.


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