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May 2021

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


Trio of makers among outstanding members of the Class of 2021
Soon-to-be graduates include an entrepreneur working to empower immigrant artists, an engineer who builds race cars, and an illustrator confronting cancer.


The brain integrates different incentives to improve performance
New data about how the brain combines motivations may help scientists learn about common mental health conditions.

Dains establishes fund to help WashU students thrive
The $8 million gift will support educational enrichment activities and emergency expenses for individuals with financial need.

Concrete thinking increases propensity to embrace technology
Research indicates leaders are more likely to invest in new technology when they consider the details, not just the big picture.

FDA authorizes stroke recovery tool as a ‘Breakthrough Device’
System developed by WashU team helps patients open and close their hands using brain-computer interface technology.

Study shows COVID-19 survivors face long-term health risks
Collectively, patients with mild and severe disease have a nearly 60% increased risk of death in the six months following diagnosis.

Cervical cancer screenings fall by the wayside for low-income women

Researchers say better interventions are needed to improve testing rates and reduce incidence of advanced cancer and death.


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