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June 2021

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


Unprecedented Commencement features cherished traditions, stirring address
Speaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged 2021 graduates to seek justice at a ceremony marking the end of a challenging year.


Alcohol use disorder is widely untreated, study indicates

Data reveal that 81% of heavy drinkers see doctors regularly, yet fewer than one in 10 receive treatment for their addiction.

Wastewater technology combines two much-needed functions McKelvey Engineering professor develops a unique dual-purpose system that both filters water and produces electricity.

After 2020, consumers more likely to take a stand with their wallets
Research from Bauer Leadership Center shows 55% of survey respondents focus more on brand values than a year ago.

Cancer produces metabolic changes in healthy tissue
Finding made by observing melanoma in zebrafish could lead to new cancer treatments that target nonmalignant tissue.

Mild bouts of COVID-19 lead to lasting antibody protection
School of Medicine scientists studied bone marrow samples to confirm that long-term immunity is possible after mild illness.

WashU team identifies gene behind rare disease in children
The discovery of a mutation that sends kids’ immune systems into overdrive has inspired ongoing nationwide collaboration.


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