‘Florida v. Black studies’
Shanti Parikh, chair of African and African American studies in Arts & Sciences, helped develop the curriculum for the Advanced Placement course on African American studies. Here, she reflects on the course, the controversy and what’s next for Black studies programs.
Podcast on reversing the spike in maternal mortality rates
In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, hear about Washington University’s work to counter rising maternal death rates, now 10 times higher than in comparable, wealthy countries.
Student podcast explores history of Xinjiang
Gary Guo and Serena Wu, who are history majors in Arts & Sciences, are working together to produce a podcast, “The Uyghur History Project,” which explores the history and current plight of the Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang region. Both students are part of the Living History Scholars program.
Qualities, skills that will define the next generation of leaders
Rebecca Dohrman, a senior lecturer in management communication at Olin Business School, writes an article about the skills that future leaders will need. Key among them are adaptability and a willingness to learn as technology, culture and priorities change.
‘Kasa’: Celebrating women’s journeys in Korea
Ji-Eun Lee, an associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Arts & Sciences, writes on the “Human Ties” blog about a book project about domesticity and travels by colonial Korean woman writers.
After Roe v. Wade: Making sense of Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘F***ing A’
It started out as a joke. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks tells us that she was just messing around, boasting to a friend that she was going to adapt Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel “The Scarlet Letter.”
In a global financial centre like Hong Kong, it should take no more than 20 minutes to get to a business meeting
Face-to-face meetings are essential for elite financiers and a global survey strongly suggests travel time should be no more than a 15- to 20-minute walk or taxi ride, writes the Olin School’s David Meyer.
On ‘Derry Girls’ and remembering the Good Friday Agreement
Ian Clark, a doctoral candidate in English in Arts & Sciences, writes about the show “Derry Girls” and its handling of Irish history on the “Human Ties” blog.
How to effectively lead through uncertain financial times
Markus Baer, a professor of organizational behavior at Olin Business School, writes an article about how business leaders can guide their companies through times of uncertainty, saying that adaptability is key for businesses large and small.
International effort aims to help those at risk for serious psychiatric illness
In this episode of the “Show Me the Science” podcast, learn about efforts in St. Louis and Kenya to identify and treat young people at risk for schizophrenia and other serious conditions. The international study’s goal is to improve early diagnosis and treatment.
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