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‘Maybe all of us — even Kafka — have a sunny side’

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Kurt Beals, of Arts & Sciences, discusses his latest work — the translation of a book about the life of German-language writer Franz Kafka, “Is That Kafka?” — in a “Cut and Paste” podcast with St. Louis Public Radio.

Talcum trouble: Where does J&J’s responsibility lie?

Adetunji Toriola, MD, PhD, of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, discusses the litigation against Johnson & Johnson alleging harm from talc in baby powder and other products for a Wharton University podcast.

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Bringing scientists into the classroom

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Claire Weichselbaum and Brian Lananna, doctoral students in neuroscience, co-founded Brain Discovery. The outreach program brings neuroscience into elementary-school classrooms, where kids can get to know a scientist and do fun brain experiments. Learn more on Arts & Sciences’ “Hold That Thought” podcast.

‘Horns on film’

Essayist and American culture critic Gerald Early writes a piece in the latest edition of his online journal, The Common Reader, offering an overview of notable films about jazz trumpeters.

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‘Why the stakes are so high for the Black Panther’

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Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece for The Conversation about the Black Panther, both the one headed to movie screens and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new comic series on the storied character.

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‘How to create a neuroscience pipeline’

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Biologist Erik Herzog, of Arts & Sciences, talks about efforts to get young people, from grade school on up, interested in neuroscience careers. He shares university efforts toward that end on “Hold That Thought.”

Barmash edits book on the Exodus

Pamela Barmash, associate professor of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew in Arts & Sciences, is co-editor of a new interdisciplinary book of scholarly essays on “Exodus in the Jewish Experience: Echoes and Reverberations” (Lexington Books).

Medicine’s Curiel publishes gene therapy book

David Curiel, MD, PhD, professor of radiation oncology at the School of Medicine, has just published the second edition of “Adenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy.” The book explains gene-delivery vehicles based on the adenovirus, an emerging tool in treating disease.

‘The many lives of Michelangelo’

William Wallace, an art historian in Arts & Sciences and author of “Michelangelo: The Artist, the Man, and his Times,” discusses how documents — including an extremely rare one in University Libraries’ Special Collections — provide a window into Michelangelo’s life and art for “Hold That Thought.”

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