Max Klapow, a sophomore in Arts & Sciences, presented the student talk at the TEDx WUSTL event last month, along with three faculty speakers. He talked about the concept of radical empathy, “the idea that in order to connect with someone we disagree with, we have to start by understanding that their worldview was shaped by a set of life experiences, just like ours.”
Three Olin Business School faculty members — Radhakrishnan Gopalan, Todd Gormley and Todd Milbourn — write in an opinion piece on the CNN Business website that proxy advisory firms need to be regulated to ensure transparency and accountability. write in an opinion piece on the CNN Business website that proxy advisory firms need to be regulated to ensure transparency and accountability.
Kate Gerull and Maren Loe, two of the Washington University medical students who launched a new initiative called 500 Women in Medicine, discuss their work on the “Postcall” podcast. The effort is a satellite organization of the 500 Women Scientists project.
Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes an article in Vox about the importance of investing in quality public education “so that it becomes more of a democratizing force and less a mechanism for maintaining inequality.”
Film scholar Diane Wei Lewis, of Arts & Sciences, explores the work of author Cara Caddoo, who studied the history of black film exhibition in America around 1900. Caddoo is among the speakers at the “Beyond the Film” symposium Saturday, April 6, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Film and Media Studies program in Arts & Sciences.
Darrell Hudson, of the Brown School, writes in a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that racism affects not just individual behaviors, but the systems that lead to inequality in everything from education to health. Hudson is also co-director of the Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America, which held its inaugural conference March 28 and 29.
Zeuler Lima, associate professor at the Sam Fox School, has published a book collecting the drawings of prolific and legendary modern architect Lina Bo Bardi (Princeton University Press).
Nancy Berg, professor in Arts & Sciences, has co-edited a book, “What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew,” exploring the changing status of Hebrew in the United States. Read about this and more on the Bookshelf.
Musicologist Alexander Stefaniak, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his book project exploring German pianist and composer Clara Schumann’s career as a performer. Stefaniak is a faculty fellow at the Center for the Humanities.
Victoria May, executive director of the Institute for School Partnership, co-authored a book that explores efforts to modernize education in the St. Louis region. The lead chapter of “Designing Successful Systems” tells the story of the institute’s innovative MySci curriculum.