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October 2019

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


Chancellor Andrew D. Martin Inaugurated in October 3 Ceremony
Martin’s address emphasized importance of expanding WashU’s role and impact in St. Louis and introduced the WashU Pledge, a bold new financial aid program.

>> Read more about the WashU Pledge


WashU Student Turnout More Than Doubled in 2018 Midterm Elections
University surpasses national college average following efforts to register, educate, and engage young voters.

Engineer to Direct Nationwide Project on Brain Injury Mechanics
Results of study will help predict chronic effects of repeated head impacts on men and women across various age ranges.

Grants Fund Drug Discovery for Asthma, COPD, Related Conditions
Medical school faculty member seeks to advance novel therapies for respiratory diseases by targeting airway stem cells.

Archaeologist Co-Leads Largest-Ever Study of Ancient Human DNA
Using prehistoric genetic data, international group elucidates how populations formed, migrated, and interacted in Central Asia

Brown School: Stemming HIV by Economically Empowering Women
Professor aims to lower infection rate in Uganda by providing financial coaching, savings accounts, and vocational training.

Workplace Theft Is Contagious, Spreads Beyond a Few Bad Apples
Olin team finds that restaurant employees exposed to stealing peers within first five months are likely to imitate their behavior.


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