Knight on the value of an MBA

Olin Business School’s Andrew Knight discusses the value, in economic terms and beyond, that a master’s in business administration can offer to graduates.

‘A set designer’s guide to creativity, for everyone’

The new book by Robert Mark Morgan, teaching professor of drama in Arts & Sciences, explores the creative process through the art of scenic design. He writes about embracing risks and failure and collaborating effectively.

The 1936 manual that enshrined racism in America’s housing

Appraisal discrimination is not just a story about individual racist appraisers or personal experience. It is a story about the racism that infuses the appraisal industry and the housing market as a whole, writes Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, assistant professor of sociology.

‘New COVID-19 variants causing re-infections’

In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, William G. Powderly, MD, discusses how easily transmissible variants are causing another wave of COVID-19 infections, even among the vaccinated and those who previously were sick with the virus.

The feel of inclusivity

Gary J. Patti in Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine and Kristen M. Patti at the School of Medicine write about how collaboration between diverse groups with different perspectives promotes scientific discovery. To enhance these partnerships and facilitate communication, innovative advances in universal design are essential.

‘The end of manual transmission’

Ian Bogost, professor in Arts & Sciences and the McKelvey School of Engineering, writes an article lamenting the demise of cars with stick shifts and what the loss means for drivers who love them.

‘Giving stroke patients a hand’

This episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast explores the technology IpsiHand, a device created by a WashU startup to help stroke patients use their brains to regain use of their hands.

‘Forgetting a baby in the backseat? Yes, it could be you.’

Memory researcher Mark McDaniel, in Arts & Sciences, co-writes an editorial about how even loving, devoted parents can forget small children in the backseat of the car, sometimes leading to tragic consequences — and offers tips to prevent it from happening to your family.
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