Hot time in the city: Urban lizards evolve heat tolerance

Hot time in the city: Urban lizards evolve heat tolerance

Faced with a gritty landscape of metal fences, concrete walls and asphalt pavement, lizards that moved into cities in Puerto Rico rapidly and repeatedly evolved better tolerance for heat than their forest counterparts, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Tate appointed provost of the University of South Carolina

Tate appointed provost of the University of South Carolina

William F. Tate IV, dean of the Graduate School, vice provost for graduate education and the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina, effective in July.
Collins’ book recognized for excellence in scholarly work

Collins’ book recognized for excellence in scholarly work

“Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving” received the Association of American Publishers’ 2020 PROSE Award for anthropology, criminology and sociology. The book was written by Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences.
Birds of a feather better not together

Birds of a feather better not together

Diversity plays a key role in maintaining the stability of plant and animal life in an area. But it’s difficult to scale up smaller experiments to understand how changes will impact larger ecosystems. A new study of North American birds from biologists in Arts & Sciences reveals the importance of both total numbers and variation in species identities.
Sanchez Prado appointed Library of Congress Kluge Chair

Sanchez Prado appointed Library of Congress Kluge Chair

The John W. Kluge Center at the U.S. Library of Congress has appointed Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado, the Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, as the 2020 Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South.