Category: Education

[Volleyball] Eutectics Tame the Wildcats

The Women’s Volleyball team traveled to McKenzie, Tenn. today to play the Bethel University Wildcats. With the Euts’ large roster, Junior Varsity matches are included in this year’s schedule for the first time in program history, and the Eutectics made the most of it. Original Source

[Men's Soccer] Men's Soccer Falls to Columbia

The Eutectic men’s soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss at its temporary home field at Missouri Baptist University to defending AMC Champions, the Columbia College Cougars. Original Source

[Volleyball] Win Over Stephens Puts Euts at 2-0 in the AMC

The Eutectic women’s volleyball team made short work of the Stephens College Stars (1-5, 0-2 AMC) on Friday in the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy (UHSP) RAS gymnasium, winning in straight sets.  Original Source

Gutmann receives award from neurological association

Gutmann David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, the Donald O. Schnuck Family Professor and vice chair for research affairs in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the George W. Jacoby Award from the American Neurological Association for his discoveries on the role of the immune system in

Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark

Deprived of sunlight, plants are unable to transform carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into sugars. They are essentially starved of one of their most important building blocks. The plant’s not-so-secret weapon to combat this and other scarcity is autophagy. Similar to recycling, autophagy helps break down damaged or unwanted pieces of a cell, so that

Washington University begins work to examine public safety

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Student health ambassadors promote masks, health checks and physical distancing

With hand sanitizer in one hand and a satchel of disposable masks slung over her shoulder, Washington University in St. Louis sophomore Cami Keahi approached two masked students sitting physically distanced outside of the Danforth University Center.  “You guys are doing a great job staying safe,” Keahi said as she handed each of them a

Antibodies protect against wide range of influenza B virus strains

Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets the other major kind of influenza viruses that infect people — influenza A — these

New members, leaders chosen for Danforth Staff Council

The Washington University Danforth Staff Council has added 13 new members and elected its executive officers for the year. The Danforth Staff Council aims to serve and represent nonfaculty and nonunion Danforth Campus staff members. It seeks to collaborate with senior university administrators and with Human Resources leaders to broaden and strengthen the lines of

Amy Coney Barrett, Handmaids and Empathy for the Unfamiliar

John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Professor of Law and Religion   I occasionally teach an undergraduate seminar on religion and politics in which I show the 2006 documentary Jesus Camp. It’s a striking film that raises some hard-hitting and unsettling questions about certain Christian fundamentalist practices involving religious education and the training of children.

Remembering Bill Danforth

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Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with adverse outcomes during middle childhood

While cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found evidence that the resulting children are more likely to have psychopathology in middle childhood. The team’s analysis are the first steps in studying the effects of cannabis on children as attitudes surrounding its use change rapidly —

Hope in a time of uncertainty

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the ways we learn, collaborate and stay in touch — especially with colleagues around the world. It also has exposed other enormous societal fissures, including disparities in health care, socioeconomic inbalance and racial inequities, in our region, country and globally. While these are unprecedented times, full of difficulty and

Who Knew WashU? 9.23.20

Question: The university has made a number of changes in response to COVID-19 to keep faculty, staff and students safe this year. How many individual cubbies have been installed on the Danforth Campus? A) 300 B) 700 C) 950 D) 1,200 Submit your answer to (Include your name, school or department (or note that

The View From Here 9.23.20

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[Volleyball] Volleyball Match at Columbia Postponed

Tuesday night’s American Midwest Conference (AMC) match-up in Columbia, Mo., between the Eutectics and the Columbia College Cougars in has been postponed to a later date to be determined.  Original Source

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Valentine’s Day 1979, while still a professor at Columbia University, Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed the Equal Rights Amendment in a “Sexual Equality Under the Fourteenth and Equal Rights Amendment” presentation to Washington University’s School of Law. This audio excerpt is taken from a panel discussion she participated in during that visit to campus. Supreme

Flags lowered in memory of Justice Ginsburg

The U.S. and university flags over Brookings Hall are lowered to half-staff in memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Sept. 18 at age 87. Read the presidential proclamation. The post Flags lowered in memory of Justice Ginsburg appeared first on The Source. Original Source

Rethinking Rape and Laughter: Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You

Rebecca Wanzo is chair of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and affiliate professor of American Culture Studies, both in Arts & Sciences.   I suspect that some people decided to delay watching Michaela Coel’s HBO/BBC One series I May Destroy Youfor fear that it would, well, destroy them. I did. Many of us choose to forego

Baldridge named infectious diseases investigator

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How the Religious Right Has Transformed the Supreme Court

Lee Epstein, the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor   The religious right has made no secret of its expectation that President Trump will choose a socially conservative successor to the seat held by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And the president will likely deliver, further confirming the power of the religious right. The conservative legal movement,

MSW alumna Anna Hall helps international populations connect to their new home

MSW graduate Anna Hall works at the International Institute of St. Louis, helping immigrants and refugees adjust to life in a new country. She teaches a class called, “Career Advancement for International Professionals” and also collects data for the the Refugee Family Strengthening Program. (Photo by August Jennewein) As an undergraduate student at Greenville University, Anna Hall