‘How Spain’s women lobbied against slavery in Cuba’

Akiko Tsuchiya, professor and a faculty fellow with the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, shares a preview of the book she is working on, which explores how Spanish women in the mid-1800s spoke out against slavery in the Spanish colony of Cuba.

‘On borders and unnatural “natural” deaths’

Tabea Linhard, professor in Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities website about constructed and natural borders ahead of anthropologist Jason De León’s delivering the Holocaust Memorial Lecture, “The Land of Open Graves,” on Dec. 4.

‘Leading with gratitude’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares his thoughts on gratitude in his inaugural Thanksgiving letter. “Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for your efforts and commitment to our shared work,” he writes.

‘Trial by fire’

Jeannette Cooperman shares a first-person perspective about starting in her new role as a writer for the Common Reader, an online journal published by Washington University.

Q&A with evolutionary biologist Swanne Gordon

Swanne Gordon, of Arts & Sciences, is a Canadian evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist. In the biology newsletter BIOrhythms, she speaks about her background, career challenges and passionate belief in embracing diversity and broadening horizons.

‘A city divided cannot stand’

Henry S. Webber, the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief administrative officer, writes a column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the future of St. Louis city and the need to invest in redeveloping north St. Louis. “St. Louis can’t be economically successful without building on our strengths and challenging the status quo,” he said.

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‘Breaking the opioid-addiction chain’

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Laura Jean Bierut, the Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about efforts to fight opioid addiction, the “medication first” approach and the need for sound data to inform future treatment.

‘The good internet is history’

Phillip Maciak, lecturer in Arts & Sciences, writes an article published in The Week about online cultural criticism and how quickly it has changed — for the worse.

Walke reflects on anniversary of Berlin Wall’s fall

As the world marks the 30th anniversary this weekend of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Anika Walke, associate professor of history in Arts & Sciences, writes that it wasn’t inevitable, explaining East German demonstrators’ forgotten visions for the future of the German Democratic Republic.

‘Momentous reflections on inauguration’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin reflects on his inauguration in a blog post, sharing highlights and expressing gratitude. “It’s all of you who made the day truly special and all of you who continue to make Washington University a place of distinction through your work, support, leadership and service,” he wrote.

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