8.10.16--Adrienne Strong, graduate student working on her Phd in Anthropology, at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Washington People: Adrienne Strong

Adrienne Strong, a doctoral candidate in anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has researched maternal health and mortality in Tanzania for years. Along the way, for and through her work, she has learned Swahili, become a doula and raised funds for a boat to improve access to medical care.
Leigh Eric Schmidt is the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis for academic year 2015-16. He poses for a photograph near Umrath Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

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Schmidt’s book named one of fall’s ‘most anticipated’

“Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation,” the most recent book by Leigh Eric Schmidt, the Edward C. Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, has been named by Publishers Weekly to its list of most anticipated books of fall 2016.

University, Capital Normal start scholarly program

Washington University in St. Louis and Capital Normal University (CNU) in Beijing have established a research cooperation program that aims to enhance and make more broadly available knowledge about the history, society and culture of China.

Taking out the trash

Autophagy (self eating) has long been considered a kind of indiscriminate Pac Man-like process of waste disposal. Now, scientists at Washington University have shown that apart from conditions of cell starvation, it is carefully regulated: both in plants and yeast — and most likely in people. The finding is relevant to aggregation-prone pathologies such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Victoria Woodhull, c. 1870. Photo by Matthew Brady.

WashU Expert: History of female presidential candidates

As Democrats gather in Philadelphia, and Hillary Clinton accepts her party’s nomination for the presidency, it is worth pausing to consider the history of previous female presidential candidates. “Women have been running for president since before they had the right to vote,” said Andrea Friedman, professor of history and of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Washington University in St. Louis. “This has been a very long time coming.”
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