Our future hangs in the balance: climate change and biodiversity loss
The Earth is facing two interconnected crises — loss of biodiversity and climate change. Each separately is an enormous threat to life on this planet. However, together they are fueling each other, creating a worsening downward spiral.
Powderly, Setton receive faculty achievement awards
William G. Powderly and Lori A. Setton will receive Washington University’s 2023 faculty achievement awards, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced.
What your ‘likes,’ posts really say about you
Psychology researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created the Social Media Use Scale, which groups social media use into four broad categories and offers insights about personality and behavior traits.
Looking deeper with adaptive six-dimensional nanoscopy
With a $2 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, Matthew Lew at the McKelvey School of Engineering will develop smart microscopes to reveal dynamic interactions between individual biomolecules.
Using computer science to mitigate earthquake impact
With a new grant from the National Science Foundation, Christopher Gill at the McKelvey School of Engineering plans to advance cyberphysical systems’ performance for applications in earthquake safety.
Siteman Cancer Center launches cancer screening initiative to address racial disparities
Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the School of Medicine is launching a prostate cancer screening initiative along with an educational campaign in the St. Louis region to address racial disparities in prostate cancer.
The elephant in the garden
On the outskirts of Kibale National Park in Uganda, anthropologist Krista Milich supports a community-led effort to keep wild animals at a safe distance from neighboring properties.
Threads of change
Each year, bold and beautiful fashion designs are showcased around the world—on runways, online and in print. Great fashion design makes us look better…but can it help us be better? At Washington University in St. Louis, students are not only exploring how fashion changes us, but also how it just might change the world.