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March 2021

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


Mirror, mirror on the monitor:
Self-perception in the age of Zoom

Arts & Sciences researchers contend that time spent video chatting has not altered most women’s level of satisfaction with
their appearance.


Medical school scientists discover COVID-19 virus directly infects heart
Finding may open door for novel preventive and treatment measures for cardiac injury and failure caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Shantay Bolton to join WashU July 1 as chief administrative officer
A distinguished administrator at Tulane University, the St. Louis native is an expert in organizational development and change.

Economic tools boost health of adolescents orphaned by AIDS
Brown School investigators find that savings accounts, financial counseling improve physical well-being and mental functioning.

Couple establishes distinguished professorship in surgical oncology
Paul and Elke Koch honor contributions of Siteman Cancer Center Director Timothy Eberlein and his wife, Kimberley, with gift.

Trust your gut: A healthy sense of disgust may prevent sickness
WashU anthropologist co-authors study lending support to theory that disgust helps people avoid disease exposure.

Analysis suggests lenders played favorites in early stages of PPP

Olin faculty find that banks prioritized Paycheck Protection Program applicants with prior lending or personal connections.


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