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Graduate student wins fellowship, poem gets notice

“Too Far North,” a poem written by Aaron Coleman, a PhD candidate in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, was published recently in The New York Times Magazine. Coleman also recently received a Philip K. Jansen Memorial Fellowship from the American Literary Translators Association.

Neurogenetics for all

Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a simplified toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many other animals with the hope of accelerating progress in our understanding of the brain.
Tim Moore

Moore delivers paper on music in ancient Rome

Timothy Moore, the John and Penelope Biggs Distinguished Professor of Classics and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently delivered a paper titled “Meter, Music and Memory in Roman Theater” at a workshop on “Music and Memory in the Ancient Mediterranean World,” sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.

Do babies know what we like?

Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is most likely to do next, suggests new research co-led by Washington University in St. Louis.

Graduate student wins Prairie Schooner writing award

Ali Taheri Araghi, a Washington University in St. Louis PhD student in comparative literature in Arts & Sciences, has received Prairie Schooner’s Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing for his story “Snow,” published in the journal’s fall 2016 issue.