Second-year medical student Alexandra Keane is studying peripheral nerve function in the lab. In this School of Medicine video, she shares what has inspired her to pursue a medical career.
Hilah Kohen, a junior and Merle Kling fellow, is studying abroad in Moscow. She shares on the Center for the Humanities site her impressions about a significant day in Russian history, known as the February Revolution, and the lack of public commemoration of its 100th anniversary.
Abram Van Engen, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece for The Conversation about the importance of government funding for the humanities — and says we’d have never known about the famous “city on a hill” sermon without it.
Biologist Joan Strassmann, of Arts & Sciences, explains her views on evolutionary theory in a “Science Weekly” podcast with The Guardian.
Leigh Schmidt, of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, discusses his work studying how those who don’t believe in God have made their way in America, from its early days to the present time, for a “The Academic Minute” podcast.
Todd Decker, chair of music in Arts & Sciences, has published a new book, “Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound After Vietnam” (University of California Press). Decker discusses his work in a Q&A with University Libraries.
Paul Steinbeck, of the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, has published a new book, “Message to Our Folks: The Art Ensemble of Chicago” (University of Chicago Press). Steinbeck also has taken part in podcasts discussing the work.
Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield, of Arts & Sciences, writes in The Atlantic about race-blind policies and the concern that legislators could make pre-existing disparities worse.
Gwendalyn Randolph, chief of the Division of Immunobiology at the School of Medicine, discusses her groundbreaking work to better understand Crohn’s disease in this video from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
Margaret Garb, of Arts & Sciences, writes an article on the “In These Times” website about the history of welfare programs in America and the difference they made for the white middle class.