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December 2019

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


Lessons That Save Lives: Training First Responders in Sierra Leone
Nonprofit founded by WashU student and alumnus aims to lower traumatic-injury deaths in countries lacking emergency medical services by teaching laypeople
first aid.


Supercharged Immune Cells Could Mitigate Damage After Heart Attack
School of Medicine scientists lessen risk of heart failure in mice by decreasing organ’s inflammation following cardiac injury.

WashU Study: Reappropriating the Inappropriate for a Civil Discourse
Drawing on a U.S. Supreme Court case, authors suggest disparaged groups can neutralize slurs by reclaiming their use.

Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Friends Honored at Founders Day
Event attendees reflected on WashU’s history and celebrated outstanding people who are contributing to its bright future.

Obituary: James M. McKelvey Sr., Engineering Dean Emeritus, 94
Chemical engineer, alumnus, and beloved faculty member led school to national prominence during 27 years at its helm.

Risky Behaviors Plummet After Women Receive HIV Treatment
Research by Olin School professors links innovative therapy that improves longevity to reduction in domestic violence, drug use.

Investigating the Source, Potential Uses of Frozen Water on the Moon
NASA supports Arts & Sciences group’s quest to determine origin of lunar ice and whether it can be harvested by explorers.


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