In this Q&A, Bradley Jolliff, new director of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences in Arts & Sciences, describes current collaborative work in the space sciences at Washington University and looks forward to the next generation of research.
Jean Allman, director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses the center’s “Life/Lines” poetry project in an interview on the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes website.
Jim Wertsch, director emeritus of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, and Chancellor Emeritus Mark S. Wrighton write an op-ed published in the South China Morning Post criticizing President Donald Trump’s order to end the Fulbright scholar exchange program with China. They say that, as COVID-19 has made clear, “global cooperation is needed to solve problems that threaten the future of humankind.”
Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, has published an article in the Harvard Business Review explaining how the university has built “one of the more racially diverse departments in academia today,” the Department of Sociology in Arts & Sciences.
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Saint Louis University President Fred Pestello co-author an op-ed in the St. Louis American about the importance of expanding Medicaid. The issue is before voters in the Aug. 4 election.
Cecelia L. Calhoun, MD, at the School of Medicine, co-writes an op-ed published in USA Today about how Black medical students and health-care workers can change the health-care system to end racial disparities in medicine.
Medical critical care director Patrick Aguilar, MD, at the School of Medicine, talks in this video about what the school and hospital system did to plan for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School have co-edited a book, “Inclusive Child Development Accounts.” The book provides global context of the policies and programs around such accounts, which allow families to save for their children’s futures, such as college, home ownership and more.
The chairs and directors of humanities departments and programs at Washington University have released a joint statement on the role of humanities research and education in times of crisis.
Rebecca Wanzo, in Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed published on CNN about “blackface episodes” and the harder work that still must be done.