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July 2021

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


University welcomes first cohort of race and ethnicity scholars
New faculty members were hired through a multiyear initiative to build a groundbreaking interdisciplinary research program on race.


Professor receives NASA grant to build gamma-ray instrument

The project will help scientists understand some of the universe’s most energetic processes, such as exploding stars.

Multidisciplinary group investigates how to improve dialysis tool
Researchers determine that grafts can be angled to reduce blood clotting for patients with end-stage renal disease.

Team identifies protein to combat deadly disease in premature infants
Study shows Interleukin-22 protects the intestines of mice and could lead to new therapies for necrotizing enterocolitis.

Laughing gas found to help people with treatment-resistant depression
A single dose rapidly reduced symptoms for a majority of clinical trial participants, with effects lasting for several weeks.

Bauers establish leadership academy for Danforth Scholars
Their gift will fund an alumni-in-residence program, stipends for students to complete projects with local businesses, and more.

Fossil fuel combustion caused 1M deaths in 2017, researchers find
McKelvey Engineering scientists help identify and quantify the leading causes of air pollution for individual countries.


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