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Danforth Campus Digest (September 4, 2020)

Next ‘Ask the Doctors’ town hall scheduled for Wednesday

Join two of the university’s top medical experts, Drs. Cheri LeBlanc, MD; and Steve Lawrence, MD, MSc, FIDSA, for the next “Ask the Doctors” town hall.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
6-6:30 p.m.
via Zoom

Topics will include quarantine and isolation housing, and your questions about COVID-19 and staying healthy. Questions may be submitted in advance by sending an email to (Please put “Town Hall Question” in the subject line.)

Learn more and see recordings of past town halls and other “Ask the Doctors” video and content on the WashU Together website.

What they did on their summer vacation

Faculty on the Danforth Campus have had a busy summer preparing for classes and a semester that will be like no other in their teaching careers. In case you missed it, here is the story about how some 200 faculty members spent hours preparing to teach online — with the help of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

How math could help the big leagues rise again

Are you missing big-time sporting events? John McCarthy, chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in Arts & Sciences, helped develop a mathematics formula to safely populate public stadiums and arenas, and it’s as simple as risk = hazard x exposure. Read more here.

To read about more the research being conducted and efforts underway to stem the tide of COVID-19, check out this page in The Source.

Ready to go

Signs and banners reminding students, faculty and staff to mask up, wash up and other prevention measures have been placed throughout the Danforth Campus in preparation for students to arrive and undergraduate classes to begin. To read more about preparation for the Class of 2024, read this story in the Source. (Photo by James Byard/Washington University)

Learn about the university’s response to COVID-19

The latest research and news stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the WashU community are available on The Source.