‘Divining Enlightenment art and science’

Tili Boon Cuillé, associate professor in Arts & Sciences, describes the relationships between Enlightenment philosophy and divination, and she advocates recognizing the shared foundation that the arts and sciences have in experimentation and creative intuition.

Student discusses NASA internship, astronauts’ health

Michaela Sewall, an undergraduate student at the McKelvey School of Engineering, reflects on a NASA blog about her internship experience last summer at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. Sewall ultimately hopes to research the neurological, psychophysiological and biological health of astronauts before, during and after missions.

Wingfield discusses ‘working while Black’

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences, is a guest on an episode of the Slate podcast “Better Life Lab” to discuss her research on racial discrimination in the workplace — and why it’s harmful not just for employees but also the overall economy.

Student project ‘Between the Lines’ shares new episodes

The student-led video project “Between the Lines” is sharing its third season of episodes this week. The effort aims to help students, along with faculty and staff, get to know one another better — beyond the idealized version everyone sees on social media.

‘Finding James Merrill in the archive’

Alex Mouw, a PhD candidate in English in Arts & Sciences, writes about the Poetry and Poetics Reading Group’s discovering and exploring personal letters, fragments of unpublished poetry and intimately annotated works in the James Merrill Papers collection of University Libraries.

‘What comes next for the environmental movement?’

Jenny Price, a research fellow at the Sam Fox School and author of “Stop Saving the Planet,” is a guest on a public media podcast from the WNET Group in New York focused on climate change challenges and solutions.

‘Long COVID-19 can affect every organ system’

This episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast focuses on the serious physical and mental health problems that those infected with COVID-19 can develop in the months following infection.

‘Our senses as sources of value’

With his new book project, philosopher Casey O’Callaghan, a faculty fellow at the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, taps a range of sources — from scientific literature to philosophical theories to memoirs — to explore how our senses shape what matters to us.
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