New initiative to focus on civil discourse, free markets

New initiative to focus on civil discourse, free markets

Washington University in St. Louis Emeritus Trustee and alumnus Robert Frick and his wife, Barbara, have made a gift to establish a pilot initiative at the university to encourage an understanding of, and commitment to, civil discourse, free and open markets, free speech and personal responsibility.
Grammy Award winner J’Nai Bridges Jan. 29

Grammy Award winner J’Nai Bridges Jan. 29

Celebrated mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges will launch the 2023 Great Artists Series Jan. 29. The intimate recital will span classic lieder by Johannes Brahms, beloved song cycles by Maurice Ravel and Manuel de Falla, and a rare gem by St. Louis-born composer John Carter.
Building small business agility for 2023 volatility

Building small business agility for 2023 volatility

While there are signs the economic conditions are improving, small businesses are more likely to feel the pinch of rising interest rates, a looming recession threat and persistent labor shortages in 2023, according to Olin Business School’s Peter Boumgarden.
Next two years will be marked by gridlock, vetoes

Next two years will be marked by gridlock, vetoes

If the historic five-day, 15-ballot floor fight to elect the House speaker is any indication, the next two years in American politics will be marked by unavoidable gridlock and vetoes, according to Arts & Sciences’ Steven Smith.
Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 19

Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 19

Celebrated sculptor Chakaia Booker will launch the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series with a free talk Jan. 19. Subsequent speakers will range from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Francis Kéré to author and illustrator Deb J.J. Lee, avant-garde stage director Robert Wilson and fashion technologist Anouk Wipprecht.
Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows

Gut bacteria affect brain health, mouse study shows

Gut bacteria can influence brain health, according to a study of mice genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer’s-like brain damage. The School of Medicine study findings suggest a new approach to treating Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Study reveals obesity-related trigger that can lead to diabetes

Study reveals obesity-related trigger that can lead to diabetes

A School of Medicine study may help explain how excess weight can contribute to diabetes and may provide researchers with a target to help prevent or delay diabetes in some of those at risk. The findings suggest that many people with elevated levels of insulin also have defects in an enzyme important to the processing of a key fatty acid.
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