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May 2020

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


Maker Task Force is protecting front-line health-care workers
WashU innovators are collaborating to design and produce personal protective equipment and other supplies, including isolation gowns, face shields, emergency ventilators, and N95 respirators.


Study to evaluate antidepressant

as potential COVID-19 treatment
Medical school’s clinical trial to investigate whether drug reduces onset of disease’s dangerous immune system overreaction.

Two WashU juniors awarded prestigious Truman Scholarship
Roommates and best friends who helped found public service organizations share
a deep commitment to improving lives.

Lessons learned from COVID-19 should strengthen supply chains
Olin professor predicts that companies will permanently revise risk planning and mitigation strategies for all types of crises.

Wish you were here: Expressing gratitude for the Class of 2020
These May graduates excel academically while promoting diversity, serving in the military, advancing public health, and more.

Potential biomarker for autism identified in infants’ spinal fluid
Newborns with low levels of neuropeptide were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with disorder later in childhood.

Larger toepads in lizards evolved in response to hurricane frequency
Arts & Sciences researcher is first to link storms to trait, suggesting that extreme climate events can drive natural selection.


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