Student talks growing up, empathy at TEDx WUSTL

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.”

 

‘These firms have an outsize influence on Corporate America; The SEC needs to regulate them’

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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.

Medical students discuss 500 Women in Medicine initiative

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.

Exploring black film exhibition and more

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.

Lima publishes ‘Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings’

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).

Book on Hebrew language publishes

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.

‘Clara Schumann and the Creation of Classical Music’

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.

Book explores education efforts in St. Louis

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.

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