Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, gives an interview in National Science Review about why science is a global public good and must be defended.
“SuperTIGER may launch any day now, and X-Calibur will be flight-ready right after them,” said Henric Krawczynski, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences. While they wait for launch from Antarctica, the team is eating well, skiing and seal watching. Follow their blog to see how the missions featuring WashU technology fare.
Olivia Murray, a junior majoring in biology-neuroscience in Arts & Sciences, discusses the importance of encouraging girls to envision careers in science, including highlighting role models, in a commentary in the Times of Northwest Indiana.
John N. Constantino, Anna M. Abbacchi and Robert Fitzgerald, all at the School of Medicine, write a guest column in The St. Louis American about the racial disparity in autism outcomes and how the university is working to improve diagnosis and interventions for black children.
Sylvia Sukop, senior fellow in creative nonfiction in Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in Literary Hub about the university’s MFA writing program and how St. Louis is a good place for writers, for reasons from culture to cost of living.
Ena Selimovic, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, discusses her book collection in a Q&A on the Library of Congress blog. She won this year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.
Lerone Martin, of the John C Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses the importance of technology in the classroom and how it can make the humanities come to life and engage today’s students, in a Q&A on The Teaching Center’s website.
Geoff Childs, professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences, co-authored the book “From a Trickle to a Torrent” with doctoral student Namgyal Choedup, examining what happens to a community when the majority of its young people leave home to pursue an education.
Statistician Liberty Vittert, visiting assistant professor in Arts & Sciences, writes in The Conversation about racial profiling and why metrics in use today to track police-motorist encounters don’t give the full picture.
As the biggest dust storm on Mars that humans have ever seen calms, NASA announced it will continue attempting to contact the Opportunity rover. Ray Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences, deputy principal investigator for the Mars rover mission, shares details of the space agency’s efforts.