A four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare lupines seeds while they are still attached to the plant. The mouse is a “subsidized species,” given cover for nocturnal forays by European beachgrass, originally planted to stabilize the dunes.
Chuck Berry, who died March 18, embodied the sound, attitude and mythology that defined the early days of rock and roll, says Patrick Burke, head of musicology in Arts & Sciences.
Proposed federal budget cuts to two major programs could translate into fewer treatments, fewer cures, fewer drug findings, fewer researchers and fewer breakthroughs in areas where the United States is a world leader, say science and health experts at Washington University in St. Louis.
William B. McKinnon, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, will deliver the McDonnell Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, March 29, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.
This summer, Ena Selimovic, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, will join 30 predoctoral students from around the country in Chicago for a three-week workshop that explores careers outside of the academy or tenure-track system.
Henry L. “Roddy” Roediger III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences, has been elected chair of the psychology section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nearly 5,000 years ago, the foundations for the vast east-west trade routes of the Great Silk Road were being carved by nomads moving herds to lush mountain pastures, suggests new Arts & Sciences research published in Nature.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the journal Bayesian Analysis, a committee of its former and current editors named a paper by Nan Lin, associate professor of mathematics in Arts & Sciences, and former doctoral student Qing Li “the most promising paper published in the journal in the last five years.”
Five researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are being honored as outstanding scientists by the Academy of Science-St. Louis. University recipients of this year’s honors are faculty members Stephen Beverley, Liviu Mirica, Kater Murch, Edward Spitznagel and Peter Wyse Jackson.
Jeffrey McCune discusses his course “The Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics.”