‘Requiem of Light’

‘Requiem of Light’

It’s a grim milestone. More than 1 million Americans have died due to COVID-19. In this video, Rebecca Messbarger, director of medical humanities in Arts & Sciences, discusses “Requiem of Light,” a citywide memorial that she conceived and organized for the thousands of St. Louisans lost to the pandemic.



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What is actually killing Americans and how to solve it

The only way we are going to solve an exponentially growing crisis that spans all socioeconomic classes is to come together again like we did for COVID, writes Liberty Vittert, professor at Olin Business School.

A discussion on Montás’ ‘Rescuing Socrates’

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, the Jarvis Thurston and Mona van Duyn Professor in the Humanities at Washington University, gives a review of Roosevelt Montás’ “Rescuing Socrates” and discusses humanities education.

A bacterium that is not a microbe

A new discovery challenges the prevailing view of the boundaries of bacterial cell size, writes Petra Levin, professor of biology.

Seeing exponential growth for what it is

Jeffrey M. Zacks, professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences, and of radiology at the School of Medicine, explains why we have such a difficult time with exponential growth and how to make its presentation easier to understand.


Is privacy dead?

Is privacy dead?

In a new book, “Why Privacy Matters,” one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law and co-director of the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law, argues privacy is not dead, but up for grabs.

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