‘The long decolonization of Black Panther’

Rebecca Wanzo, of Arts & Sciences, writes a piece in The Black Scholar about the Black Panther, both the character’s complicated history and what to make of the current box-office smash. “Tracing the character over decades illustrates an epic struggle to make a ‘real’ black character out of something that was a white fantasy of blackness,” Wanzo writes.

Med school alum hosts online ‘AFib Fridays’

Percy Morales, MD, an alum of the Washington University School of Medicine who practices medicine in Houston, is hosting an online Facebook forum, “AFib Fridays,” during February, American Heart Month. The goal is to allow people to ask questions, and get answers, about atrial fibrillation.

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Map shows where more Americans are willing to support free speech

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James L. Gibson, the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government in Arts & Sciences, co-writes an article in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage blog sharing an analysis of what parts of the country are more supportive of free speech — and what the trends tell us about democratic vitality.

CRETE House lessons learned

Engineering and Sam Fox students who worked on CRETE House for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition last year share in a video about what they learned and challenges they faced with the project.

‘Mental health support in the newborn nursery’

John Constantino, MD, and Cynthia Rogers, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, write an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the importance of caring for the mental, in addition to the physical, health of new mothers.

The story of ‘us’

Jason Purnell, of the Brown School, writes a piece in the American Bar Association’s Human Rights magazine about helping students have a more complete understanding of American history and how it relates to social justice.

‘Getting lost — and found — in Peru’

In this video, Mariel Ehrlich, a junior majoring in sociology and in Latin American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, talks about her time abroad and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on global citizenship.

Wilson draws on ancestor’s experience in writing book

B. Robert Wilson, a Chancellor’s Fellow and PhD student in Arts & Sciences, discusses his recently published book, “The Half Beneath,” which explores the life of a slave, ahead of a book talk at 4:30 p.m. today in Olin Library.

‘Keep it moving’

Terrance Wooten, an early career fellow at the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, writes on the center’s website about how society responds to people who are homeless and facing mental illness or other challenges.

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‘Amazing creatures: cyanobacteria’

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Himadri Pakrasi, of Arts & Sciences, has been studying tiny creatures called cyanobacteria for more than 25 years. Here, the director of the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability shares some of what scientists know about them for “Hold That Thought.”

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