Commission presents venture capital funding gap solutions
The Olin-Brookings Commission — a partnership between WashU’s Olin Business School and the Brookings Institution supported by The Bellwether Foundation — presented evidence-based solutions to drive more equitable venture capital funding for women and underrepresented entrepreneurs to key stakeholders on Thursday, April 20, at the Brookings Institution.
Noémi Neidorff pledges to establish endowed professorship in Arts & Sciences
The inaugural recipient of the Kornitzer Distinguished Professorship will be Diana Z. O’Brien, a professor of political science in Arts & Sciences. She will be formally installed in a ceremony this fall.
WashU’s Weidenbaum Center joins Harvard’s peer pre-review consortium
A new partnership between the Weidenbaum Center and Harvard University will give social scientists at Washington University the opportunity to receive constructive, anonymous feedback on their research at any stage. The program aims to improve scholarship and speed its publication.
White House cites Collins’ research in economic report
Research by sociologist Caitlyn Collins, in Arts & Sciences, was cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President.
Moran to deliver annual Brauer Lecture
Monty Moran, the former co-CEO at Chipotle Mexican Grill as well as a lawyer, author, pilot and filmmaker, will deliver the annual Brauer Lecture on Thursday, April 13.
Transdisciplinary team to study political instability, health outcomes
A team of Washington University in St. Louis researchers — including experts in political science, sociology, mathematics and medicine — are among the first to receive an Arts & Sciences Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures grant to study how historical border instability influences contemporary public trust and vaccine hesitancy.
How parents’ personalities shape children’s lives
A new study by Joshua Jackson in Arts & Sciences found that five key personality traits in parents can significantly affect their child’s health, grades and more.
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.
View More Stories