During this season of giving thanks, Tim Bono, of Arts & Sciences, takes part in the “Aisha and Debbie Dish” podcast on the KMOX/CBS St. Louis website about the science of happiness and how gratitude can improve your health.
Engineer Richard Axelbaum writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch arguing that the St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s resolution calling for the city to use only renewable energy by 2035 won’t work because wind and solar power are unreliable.
A new monthly podcast aims to bring together the divergent interests and experiences of WashU graduate students. Alan Zhang, a 2013 Arts & Sciences alum and now a master’s student in Olin Business School and president of the Graduate Professional Council (GPC), created “Gradcast,” along with a group of GPC leaders. The first episode, “The Monster’s Dilemma,” explores the concept of good and evil from a variety of disciplines.
Psychologist Lori Markson, of Arts & Sciences, discusses research on how optimism works in babies and young children, and in turn what that means for adults’ expectations, in a “Big Think” video.
Robert Wykes, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences, shares memories on WashU Perspectives about when actor Robert Guillaume studied voice and musical theory at the university. Guillaume died last month.
Ena Selimovic, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities site about career possibilities, both inside and outside of academia, for those with humanities degrees.
Stephen Legomsky, of the School of Law, has published his first novel, “The Picobe Dilemma,” a science-fiction work that explores a neurosurgeon’s attempts to access and store human memories and experiences to preserve the essence of one’s life, even after death, and the questions his effort raises.
Writer Eileen G’Sell, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, had a poem, “Melody, Speed, And A Man Worth Manning,” published in Alive magazine last month.
Patrick Rishe, director of Olin’s Sports Business Program, writes in Forbes that the NHL expansion team Vegas Golden Knights are enjoying early success, and the team may hold a first-mover advantage even when an NFL team comes to town in a few years.
Leigh Eric Schmidt, of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, writes an article on the Aeon website about statues, museums and other ways that secularists have pushed against religion in the public sphere.