Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares a message with the university community about the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak: “I urge each member of our community to see one another’s humanity and to extend compassion and empathy to those most impacted.”
Renowned spine surgeons Keith H. Bridwell, MD, and Munish Gupta, MD, both noted surgeons, educators and researchers at the School of Medicine, have published the fourth edition of Bridwell and DeWald’s Textbook of Spinal Surgery.
Historian Christine Johnson in Arts & Sciences writes a perspective piece in The Washington Post exploring the history of witchcraft persecutions in Europe and the light they shed on the modern criminal justice system’s failures.
Paige McGinley, of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences and author of “Staging the Blues: From Tent Shows to Tourism,” interviews the keynote speaker for the Faculty Book Celebration, Daphne A. Brooks, about her work on black sonic history.
Mexican culture scholar Ignacio Sánchez Prado, of Arts & Sciences, writes an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing the new novel “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins. He calls the book “a reminder of the deep ignorance regarding Mexico and Mexicans in U.S. culture.”
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin explains what an endowment is and how it works in the first installment of a three-part series exploring the university’s endowment.
John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion, writes an article in The Atlantic about the importance of the right of assembly, saying that American leaders too often ignore that right.
The School of Law’s Neil Richards co-writes an op-ed in The Hill about the online privacy legislation pending in the U.S. Senate, saying that it’s a good step if the substance doesn’t change significantly before passage.
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin shares reflections as the fall 2019 semester comes to a close. “I’m also proud of all we’ve accomplished, and look forward to seeing all we’ll continue to do as we increase our momentum and bolster the strong legacy upon which this university was built.”
Benjamin Akande, the university’s assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, writes a guest column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the lessons that generations of children have learned from “Sesame Street,” which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.