‘Missouri, a refuge for tolerance’

Rebecca Copeland, chair of East Asian languages and cultures in Arts & Sciences, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the federal executive order 75 years ago that sent tens of thousands of Japanese-Americans to internment camps and about the lessons that history holds for us today.

Kemper takes a trip to Paris, asks ‘Who is Rosalyn Drexler?’

Liz Childs, chair of art history in Arts & Sciences, and Allison Unruh, of the Kemper Art Museum, explore two exhibits now on view at the Kemper — one on life in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and the other on the work of pop culture artist Rosalyn Drexler — for an HEC-TV Scope episode.

‘To defend science, we need to depolarize it’

Michael White, of the Department of Genetics in the School of Medicine, writes in Pacific Standard magazine that scientists need to change their approach and find a way to defend their fields without attacking people’s deeply held beliefs.

Translators Under 40: Kurt Beals interview

German language translator Kurt Beals, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his book project and the work of a translator in a Q&A with “The Culture Trip” website.

AAAS leaders urge: Do not ‘retreat to the microscope’

Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), discusses why scientists need to be politically engaged in a Q&A with Stat. She and AAAS CEO Rush Holt are participating in AAAS’ 2017 annual meeting through Monday, Feb. 20, in Boston.

‘Eight ways prevention works’

Cancer prevention expert Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, of the School of Medicine, discusses how healthy lifestyle changes can lower the risk of cancer and other diseases in an article on the Gateway Region YMCA blog.

Burnett publishes book on Robert Bresson

Film scholar Colin Burnett, of Arts & Sciences, recently published a book, “The Invention of Robert Bresson: The Auteur and His Market” from Indiana University Press. Burnett combines biography and cultural history to examine the French film director Bresson and the roots of the auteur concept.

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‘Love music across time’

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How have love songs changed across the ages? Musicologist Clare Bokulich, of Arts & Sciences, delves into songbooks from 15th-century France for a “Hold That Thought” podcast.

‘Deep dive into the study of the Holocaust’

Students from Arts & Sciences who participated in a year-long FOCUS program on the Holocaust reflect in a video and an exhibit on what they learned, both on campus and during a trip to historic sites in Europe.

‘Informing policy with science’

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Barbara Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences, writes for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in its journal Science that scientific evidence must be valued in policy decisions. “Scientists, as always, need to stand firm on the value and importance of science for society,” writes Schaal, president of AAAS.

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