‘Shame won’t solve the opioid crisis’

David A. Patterson Silver Wolf, of the Brown School, writes in an op-ed on the Stat website that blaming drug addicts won’t solve the opioid crisis or encourage people to get the treatment they need.

Student shares about ‘Spectacle and Leisure in Paris’

Tola Porter, a PhD candidate in art history and archaeology, writes on the Art Saint Louis blog about the “Spectacle and Leisure in Paris” exhibition, which tells the story of entertainment in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit remains on view at the Kemper Art Museum through Sunday, May 21.

‘Saving history’

Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the importance of government funding for the arts and humanities, historically as well as today.

‘Drug industry in peril’

Health Affairs published a review of Michael Kinch’s latest book, “A Prescription for Change,” which warns that the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to deliver new drugs may be nearing an end. Kinch is director of the university’s Center for Research Innovation in Biotechnology.


‘Driving free-market consumerism in the medical marketplace’

Robert Salter, who teaches health-care management in University College in Arts & Sciences, writes in an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about whether free-market concepts can work in selecting health plans as they do with retail purchases.

Tamanaha writes ‘A Realistic Theory of Law’

Brian Z. Tamanaha, of the School of Law, has published a book, “A Realistic Theory of Law,” arguing that the law doesn’t operate in a vacuum and that legal theory should focus on consequences rather than “musings about all possible worlds.”

A take on academics and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’

Why do scholars find “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” such a thought-provoking series, even 20 years after its premiere? Wendy Love Anderson, academic coordinator at the Center for the Humanities, writes on the center’s website about the ideals that the show and academia share.

‘Displaced and erased’

Student Emma Riley explores in this video the history of black residents who were pushed out of their Clayton homes in the mid-20th century as the area’s development grew.

‘Managing multiple myeloma in older patients’

Tanya Wildes, MD, assistant professor of medical oncology at the School of Medicine, in a Q&A on the Cancer Therapy Advisor site discusses how to treat multiple myeloma in an aging population.

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