‘What medieval texts tell us about emotions’

Jessica Rosenfeld, a faculty fellow at the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses on the center’s website her book project exploring the emotions of envy and love.

What a sugar cube can teach us as we develop a coronavirus vaccine’

Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor and director of the Centers for Research Innovation in Business and Drug Discovery at the university, writes an op-ed published by CNN offering a cautionary tale about rushing to approve a vaccine for COVID-19.

‘Preserving mental, physical health while isolating at home’

In the latest episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, the School of Medicine’s Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, says those confining themselves at home can take steps to stay mentally and physically healthy, the most important of which involves being kind to oneself.

Beyond Boundaries podcast launches

The Beyond Boundaries Program has launched a podcast. It highlights the stories of Beyond Boundaries faculty and students and their ideas for the future of work and play. Beyond Boundaries encourages an interdisciplinary approach to education.

‘The values informing our path forward’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares in a blog post the values being used to inform decision-making related to COVID-19 and an update on strategic planning.

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‘D.C. must protect its inmates from the coronavirus’

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Daniel Harawa, director of the School of Law’s Appellate Clinic, co-writes an op-ed in The Washington Post calling for Washington, D.C., to vastly improve conditions at the D.C. Jail in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He writes that most are either held awaiting trial or serving time for minor offenses, yet could be at greater risk than many of contracting a serious disease.

‘This pandemic is a test for leaders. Voters do the grading.’

Political scientist Andrew Reeves of Arts & Sciences writes in an op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that political leaders are judged by how they respond when things go wrong, such as the pandemic, which has upended daily life across the world.

Endowment 101: socially responsible investing

In the third installment of “Endowment 101,” Chancellor Andrew D. Martin explains what socially and ethically responsible investing means and how the Washington University Investment Management Company practices it, operating “under an ‘engagement model’ rather than a ‘restrictive’ one.”