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‘The Real Mommy War is Against the State’

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Sociologist Caitlyn Collins, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed in The New York Times about her research on the struggle working mothers face in balancing careers and families — and how U.S. policies and social systems are far less supportive than other western nations.

Medical faculty reviews book ‘Darwin Devolves’


Joshua Swamidass, PhD, MD, of the School of Medicine, co-authored a book review featured in Science of the book “Darwin Devolves,” arguing the book seeks “to overturn modern evolutionary theory.”

‘We Will Be Watching’ – Algorithms and African-American life

William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School at Washington University, writes an op-ed for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about how the use of mathematics, and particularly algorithms, in decision-making for areas as varied as food stamps, criminal justice and voting districts can result in harm to certain people or groups.

‘Omitted history’

Historian Douglas Flowe, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his book project on black men and criminality, “Tell the Whole White World,” in an interview on the Center for the Humanities website. Flowe worked on his book during his time as a faculty fellow at the center.

Miller edits book on Osver

Angela Miller, professor of art history and archaeology in Arts & Sciences, edited “Arthur Osver: Urban Landscape, Abstraction, and the Mystique of Place,” the first monograph on the work of the American painter. Osver was a professor of art at Washington University for 21 years. The book is featured on The Source’s Bookshelf.

Arvidson discusses Mars Opportunity rover’s 15-year anniversary

When it launched in 2004, NASA expected the Mars Opportunity rover to last for 92 days. Last week marked its 15th anniversary. Raymond Arvidson, of Arts & Sciences, is deputy principal investigator for the rover. He told HEC-TV that NASA never imagined Opportunity could last for more than a few months on the red planet.

Ward reflects on African-American studies

Geoff Ward, associate chair of African and African-American studies in Arts & Sciences, discusses both the history and the future of such programs, as well as his work on the legacies of racial violence, in The Ampersand.

‘When it comes to brain tumors, a patient’s sex matters’

The Conversation

Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD, professor at the School of Medicine, writes an article for The Conversation about recent brain tumor research finding that male and female patients respond differently to treatments for glioblastoma and what that means for future care.

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