Das discusses her book on Katherine Dunham

Joanna Dee Das, of Arts & Sciences, discusses her recently published book, “Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora,” offering insights about the dancer and activist, in a podcast on the New Books Networks website.

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‘The best way to hold Equifax accountable’

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Danielle D’Onfro, lecturer in the School of Law, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post about what should change in the wake of the data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax.

‘Barack Obama is changing what it means to be a former president’


Historian Peter Kastor, of Arts & Sciences, writes in a commentary in Fortune that Barack Obama is speaking out and may be transforming the post-presidency in ways no less profound than Donald Trump’s efforts to change the presidency.

‘Charlottesville and free assembly’

First Amendment scholar John Inazu, of the School of Law, takes part in a “Constitution Daily” podcast discussing the right to freedom of assembly in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Va.

‘Find your tribe’

Mark Smith, director of the university’s Career Center, offers advice to students about preparing for job interviews and networking in his video blog “Between You and Me.”

Will plea to protect America’s parks resonate?

William Lowry, of Arts & Sciences, writes a review in Science of “Grand Canyon for Sale,” calling the book a wake-up call for anyone who cares about public lands, especially the U.S. national parks. The review is featured on a new website, WashU Perspectives, which highlights our faculty’s thought leadership.

The best shot at overcoming vaccination standoffs?

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Mary Politi, of the School of Medicine, writes for The Conversation about ways for medical professionals to better understand and respond to parents’ reluctance to vaccinate their children.

Rishe talks tennis and economics

Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, discusses on the WalletHub site the U.S. Open underway this week in New York and the economic impact of such a lengthy sporting event.

Graduate student explores slavery in ‘The Half Beneath’

Brandon Robert Wilson, a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD student in Arts & Sciences, recently published a book, “The Half Beneath” (TouchPointPress). The Riverfront Times reviewed the work, which explores the life of a slave, drawing from Wilson’s great-great-grandfather’s experience.

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