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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.

‘On Translating Beckett’s Minimalism’

Looking ahead to the Nov. 7-8 conference “What is the Word”: Celebrating Samuel Beckett,” one of the organizers, English and drama scholar Julia Walker, in Arts & Sciences, writes about Beckett’s minimalism and the challenges and opportunities that arise when translating his works.

Lodders on ‘almost forgotten’ space anniversaries in 2019

Beyond the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing, several key events and discoveries related to meteoritics, astronomy, cosmochemistry and nuclear sciences can be commemorated this year, writes Katharina Lodders in Arts & Sciences for the The Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society.

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‘No, the Trump impeachment inquiry is not a coup’

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Political scientist David Carter, of Arts & Sciences, co-writes an analysis published in The Washington Post rejecting President Donald Trump’s description of the House impeachment inquiry as a “coup.” He helped compile a dataset of coup attempts around the world.

‘Democrats are going to regret Beto’s stance on conservative churches’

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John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic analyzing presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s comments that he’d support revoking religious organizations’ tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

Akande on ‘when things go wrong’

Benjamin Akande, director of the university’s Africa initiative, writes an article in the Ladue News about how people could better learn from failures to avoid future mistakes, rather than simply seeking someone or something to blame.