Living Earth Collaborative announces 2020 seed grant recipients

Living Earth Collaborative announces 2020 seed grant recipients

The Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis has announced recipients of its third round of seed grant funding. Six new seed grants will support collaborative research involving topics as diverse as citizen science with backyard bees, the diseases of apes and endangered frogs. The locations of the projects range from Forest Park to the Congo Basin, Madagascar and the Andes.
Jess T. Dugan named 2020-21 Freund Teaching Fellow

Jess T. Dugan named 2020-21 Freund Teaching Fellow

Photographer Jess T. Dugan will serve as the 2020-21 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. The fellowship, which is jointly sponsored by the Saint Louis Art Museum and the university’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is designed to promote the creation and exhibition of contemporary art as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles.
‘Truths and Reckonings’

‘Truths and Reckonings’

“Amnesia is not the right word,” said Geoff K. Ward, “because we’ve forgotten without ever really knowing.” In “Truths and Reckonings,” the show he curated for Washington University’s Kemper Art Museum, Ward confronts histories of racist violence with the aim of untangling their continuing legacies.
How plants survive in the dark

How plants survive in the dark

Deprived of light, plants are unable to transform carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into sugar molecules. New research led by biologist Richard Vierstra in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis provides an in-depth look at how maize responds at a cellular level.
Hope in a time of uncertainty

Hope in a time of uncertainty

Unprecedented times present the opportunity to develop innovative, lasting and positive change. It’s in this spirit that the 8th McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium will proceed, beginning with a virtual global town hall meeting Oct. 8. The event, featuring scholars and leaders from around the world, is free and open to the public.