WesternU Zoom backgrounds

WesternU’s Public Affairs and Marketing department has created multiple University-branded Zoom backgrounds for students, faculty and staff. Highlight our Pomona and Lebanon campuses as you teach classes, meet with colleagues and chat with friends. Click here to read more and to download the images.

To achieve the best virtual background effect, Zoom recommends using a solid color background, preferably green. Use uniform lighting and color and do not wear clothing that is the same color as the virtual background. Click here to read more about creating virtual backgrounds from Zoom.



From the College of Health Sciences:

Master of Science in Health Sciences Information Session
The Master of Science in Health Sciences program is holding an online Information Session from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Please RSVP by Monday, May 4 to Shea Heagle at sheagle@westernu.edu. When you RSVP, you will be provided additional information on how to participate online.

Click here to view a flier: https://news.westernu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020MSHSInvite.pdf

Click here to read a story on the MSHS program from October 2019: https://news.westernu.edu/westernu-master-of-science-in-health-sciences-program-helps-grow-healthier-communities-and-develop-better-teachers/



From the Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences:

Kudos on accomplishments
Dr. Michel Baudry and his lab recently published the following manuscripts:

Baudry M. Did Proust predict the existence of episodic memory? Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 2020 Feb 19;171:107191. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2020.107191. [Epub ahead of print]

Su, W., Zhou, Q., Wang, Y., Chishti, A., Li, Q.Q., Dayal, S., Shiehzadegan, S., Cheng, A., Moore, C., Bi, X. and Baudry, M. Deletion of the Capn1 gene results in alterations in signaling pathways related to Alzheimer’s disease, protein quality control and synaptic plasticity in mouse brain. Front. Genet. 11:334. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00334



From the College of Pharmacy:

Ray Symposium speakers past and present
Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, the 2019 WesternU Ray Symposium speaker, and his team analyzed and reviewed the Connecticut State Department of Public Health’s acquired data on COVID-19 outcomes and found that Blacks have a higher rate of infection and death in comparison to their population percentage in the state of Connecticut. This is the earliest peer reviewed published data on racial and ethnic disparities in people diagnosed with COVID-19 infections. Click here to read more.

The 2020 Ray Symposium will feature investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Katherine Eban, who will present “The Hidden World Behind America’s Low-Cost Drugs.” This live virtual presentation will take place at 4 p.m. April 30. More details to come.