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Podcast explores grief’s role in artistic expression

A recent podcast episode co-hosted by Arts & Sciences’ Abram Van Engen studies Lisel Mueller’s poem “When I am Asked” and examines how grief is explored through — and is a source of — artistic expression.

‘The sound of the future, 50 years on’

In a new book, Arts & Sciences’ Paul Steinbeck explores the innovations of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, an experimental jazz collective based in Chicago. He uncovers the group’s surprising rise to become international touring artists.

‘Benefits of time in greenspaces abound’

Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH, director of the Division of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine, writes an article extolling the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in parks and other outdoor spaces.

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.


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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Sovereign Joy

Afro-Mexican Kings and Queens, 1539-1640