‘Yes, you are a superhero’

Jessica A. Hutchins, of the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, and Thi Nguyen, of the Graduate School, write an article published in Inside Higher Ed about developing your career by imagining the story you want to tell to potential employers.

The scientific legacy of the Apollo program

Together, the six Apollo landings laid the foundation for modern planetary science, writes Brad Jolliff, the Scott Rudolph Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences, in Physics Today. Current research continues to provide a gateway to the solar system.

What it means to be ‘in St. Louis’

In his most recent blog, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin writes about the pride — and responsibility — Washington University has in being “in St. Louis.” He notes that the university “must keep showing up and making an impact — not just in times of crisis, but all the time.”

‘Why speed matters in AV simulations’

Chris Gill, professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, writes an article in Axios about progress toward self-driving cars and how today’s simulations need improvement when it comes to processing speed.

‘How I learned to stop researching and live in the moment’

Brooke Sadler, a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medicine and daughter of the late hematologist J. Evan Sadler, writes a poignant first-person article in the journal Neurology about how her family of scientists dealt with her father’s diagnosis last year of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The School of Medicine professor died in December.

Colangelo takes part in ‘Arts Interview’ program

Carmon Colangelo, the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, discusses the school, his personal art practice and the progress of the east end project on the Danforth Campus.

‘Tiananmen Square and what it means to be free’

St. Louis American

Benjamin Akande, director of the Africa initiative, writes a column in The St. Louis American marking the 30th anniversary this month of the Tiananmen Square massacre and reflecting on the meaning of freedom ahead of Independence Day celebrations in the U.S.

At the intersection of art and civic engagement

Roseann Weiss, a lead educator for the Gephardt Institute’s Arts as Civic Engagement Program, shares reflections on the program aimed at bringing together area university students in support of the arts.

Kinch publishes ‘The End of the Beginning’

Michael Kinch, associate vice chancellor, has published “The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure.” The book details the history of cancer treatment, how our understanding of the disease has evolved and research that holds promise for future patients. Kinch is also director of the Center for Drug Discovery at the School of Medicine.