Brown urges graduates to listen to their internal voice
Sterling K. Brown, a St. Louis native and an award-winning actor and producer, gave the Commencement address May 15, urging graduates to follow their inner voice, to replace fear with curiosity, and to know that they can love friends and family even when they disagree.
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Parasitic infections hit the health of low-income Black communities where states have neglected sewage systems
A concentrated nationwide effort to update and maintain sanitation systems is the best way to finally halt infection transmission and support health equity across the U.S., writes Theresa Gildner in The Conversation.
The Community of Ella
Therapy for dissociative identity disorder has aimed to meld many personalities into one. But that’s not the only solution, writes Rebecca Lester, chair and professor of sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences.
The Muscle of Mussel Feet
Marcus Foston in the McKelvey School of Engineering is using synthetic biology to create an underwater hydrogel that mimics the strength of mussel foot proteins. In this podcast, Foston explains how the hydrogel’s powerful adhesive could replace surgical sutures and fix cracked boats.
Students ready to be back on campus
Senior Amanda Sherman is back to ambush — ahem, interview — Washington University in St. Louis students (and a WashU canine) about the new academic year.
New book explores ways to combat economic injustice in America
How can the United States, one of the wealthiest nations on earth, have the highest rate of poverty among industrialized nations? In a new book, “The Poverty Paradox,” based on decades of research, renowned poverty expert Mark Rank, a professor at the Brown School, develops a unique perspective for understanding this puzzle.