Study: Older adults were better equipped to deal with pandemic-related distress
A new study from psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences finds that one’s ability to cope with stressors, such as the pandemic, hinges heavily on individual personality and emotional characteristics that change with age.
Dong installed as Frahm Family Professor
Lingxiu Dong, a professor who studies supply chain management at Olin Business School, has been installed as the Frahm Family Professor of Supply Chain, Operations, and Technology.
Research highlights gender bias persistence over centuries
Using dental records of more than 10,000 people from 139 archaeology sites throughout Europe, political scientists in Arts & Sciences found that individuals who live in areas that historically favored men over women display more pro-male bias today than those who live in places where gender relations were more egalitarian centuries ago.
Mazzeo appointed dean of Olin Business School
Michael Mazzeo, a professor of strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will be the next dean of Olin Business School, effective Jan. 1, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Parasitic infections common in kids in low-resource US communities, study finds
Neglected by government officials and medical professionals, parasitic infections can lead to lifelong health consequences, according to Theresa Gildner, a biological anthropologist in Arts & Sciences.
City SC is game changer for downtown St. Louis, MLS
St. Louis City SC will stand out in Major League Soccer for its gameday experience, top-of-the-line technology and commitment to sustainability, says Olin Business School sports economist Patrick Rishe. But how much of an impact will the new team have on downtown St. Louis and the economy?
AI is no match for Cyrano
Dating apps make no secret of their use of artificial intelligence to help users find their perfect match. But now some users are employing it to strike up conversations and flirt with potential matches. Olin Business School’s Liberty Vittert, a data and cybersecurity expert, explains the limits of AI and how to know when you may be chatting with a bot.
Where are the workers? WashU research exposes ‘quiet quitting’ impact on labor shortage
U.S. workers are cutting back on hours and that’s having a dramatic impact on domestic labor, according to new research from WashU economist Yongseok Shin.
Luna named 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
Zakiya Luna, a Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar of sociology in Arts & Sciences, has been named the 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award winner by Sociologists for Women in Society.
Research reveals how redlining grades influenced later life expectancy
Research by sociologist Michael Esposito in Arts & Sciences shows how the racialized logic that informed redlining continues to influence the distribution of privileges and risks across neighborhoods, resulting in stark health inequalities.
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