Henry "Roddy" Roediger photo

Roediger elected chair of AAAS psychology section

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.

Math faculty receives award for paper

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.”

Academy of Science-St. Louis honors researchers

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.
Donald Trump speaking at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. in 2011. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Symposium explores the rise of Donald Trump, March 9

“American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump” will be the focus as faculty experts in history, political science, sociology, law, economics and psychology gather for a public symposium from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in Room 100 of Brown Hall, on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis.

Secrets of the shells

By growing phytoplankton called coccolithophores in the lab, scientists were able to understand the large biological overprint on the climate signal encoded by their remains, clearing the way for their use as climate proxies.
Robert Sussman

AAAS award honors late anthropology professor Sussman

Robert Sussman, a longtime professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis who died in June 2016, is being honored with the creation of an annual award in his name for scientists making important mid-career contributions to the field of anthropology.
Marylen Mann in her living room.

Improving lives for seniors

Marylen Mann is the founder of OASIS a nationwide program to help seniors remain active and engaged in their communities even after retirement.