Super Bowl 50 through an economic lens


Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Business of Sports Program, writes in Forbes about the economic impact of Super Bowl 50, saying the Bay Area got half its wish with the matchup for Sunday’s big game.

‘A Merciless Macbeth’

Jami Ake, of Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities blog that the latest film version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” paints a world of violence and desolation.

New era for treating vision loss in diabetic patients

Ophthalmologist Rajendra Apte, MD, PhD, of the School of Medicine, writes a commentary in JAMA Ophthalmology about new options for patients and doctors to prevent significant vision loss from diabetic macular edema.

‘The science behind science communication’

Mengxi “Cici” Zhang, a graduate student in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, writes on the PLOS student blog about the university’s “Science on Tap” program and other efforts to effectively explain science news to the public.

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Controlling your emotions

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Tammy English, of Arts & Sciences, shares some strategies for managing your emotions and striving for long-term happiness for a “Hold That Thought” podcast. She is director of the university’s Emotion and Relationships Lab.

‘A game changer for HIV’

Rupa Patel, MD, an instructor in the School of Medicine, writes on the Institute for Public Health blog about the need to increase access to antiviral medications that help prevent HIV before someone is exposed. The method is known as PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis.

Scientist-writer turns a magical tale

Dan Koboldt, an analysis manager at the McDonnell Genome Institute, has written a book, “The Rogue Retrieval,” published by Harper Collins. The book centers on a stage magician who embarks on a quest in a secret world.

‘King David’

Ben Fulton, managing editor of The Common Reader, writes about the life and influence of David Bowie, “the man who stole the world by playing personae on, and off, incredible music,” in the publication’s latest edition.

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‘Do Black Lives Matter to evangelicals?’

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The School of Law’s John Inazu, JD, PhD, an expert on law and religion, writes in The Washington Post about evangelicals’ perception of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and whether such religious communities are involved enough in racial justice issues.

Carter’s take on the value of failure

Associate Provost Dedric Carter, PhD, chats with EQ about St. Louis’ challenges and opportunities in entrepreneurship, higher education’s contribution and the value of failure.

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