‘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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Why more Black scholars are considering Black colleges

Many elite Black students today are giving historically Black colleges and universities another look. Arts & Sciences’ Michelle Purdy, who has studied the intersection of race and education, discusses this trend on the podcast “A Word … With Jason Johnson.”

‘Retraction with honor’

Joan Strassmann, the Charles Rebstock Professor of Biology in Arts & Sciences, writes about her team’s retraction of a paper on social amoebae published last year in the journal Evolution. She explains why honest retractions should be encouraged and normalized.

Ogliore discusses Webb telescope images

Ryan Ogliore, assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences, offers insights about newly released deep-space images from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

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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