Eric McDade, DO, and Randall Bateman, MD, of the School of Medicine, write a commentary in Nature about researchers’ work to understand Alzheimer’s disease, arguing that efforts should be directed at drugs to prevent the disease before it takes hold because treatment to halt its progress has proved largely ineffective.
Victoria May, executive director of the university’s Institute for School Partnership, writes on the Social Earth blog about the importance of exploring ways to make science come to life in the classroom.
Jo Ellen Dardick Lewis, professor of practice in the School of Law, has published a book, “Telling Your Story,” to help students polish their legal resumes and cover letters as they prepare for job searches. Lewis worked closely with undergraduate student Lydia Duran, who designed and created the samples for the book.
Recent graduate and women’s soccer goalkeeper Lizzy Crist won the 2017 Division III Honda Athlete of the Year Award. This video captures her trip to Los Angeles to receive the honor.
Douglas Dowd, director of the university’s Modern Graphic History Library, discusses in a Q&A on the Print magazine blog a new acquisition for the library, the archive of R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank, an innovative New York animation studio. (Also, learn more about the collection on University Libraries’ website).
Planetary scientist Raymond Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences, answers a range of questions, explaining what we know about Mars, for the National Geographic education blog.
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses her research and offers her take on a new book, “American Jesuits and the World,” in a podcast for The Religious Studies Project.
Washington University’s Deanna Barch and David Van Essen were part of an expert panel during the World Science Festival in New York about efforts to map and understand the human brain. Video of the panel was shared on the Dana Foundation blog.
The latest edition of a book co-written by Ross Brownson, of the Brown School, has been published. “Evidence-based Public Health” (Oxford University Press) offers examples of public health success stories and failures in recent years and how to find and use scientific evidence in that field.
Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, writes in Forbes about the economic hit Tiger Woods could take after his DUI arrest.