Philosopher Carl Wellman, the Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, died of natural causes July 17 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis. He was 94.
Adia Harvey Wingfield, associate dean for faculty development and the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender and Class section’s Distinguished Career Award.
The remains of microscopic plankton blooms in near-shore ocean environments slowly sink to the seafloor, setting off processes that forever alter an important record of Earth’s history, according to research from geoscientists, including David Fike in Arts & Sciences.
Inflexible schedules and biased hiring practices, combined with gendered cultural norms around breadwinning and caregiving, lead to discrimination against mothers and perpetuate existing gender inequalities in the workplace, finds two new studies from Arts & Sciences.
For microbiologist Arpita Bose, associate professor of biology in Arts & Sciences, science is a collaborative endeavor. Her lab focuses on microbial metabolisms, taking an interdisciplinary approach to address issues related to energy and sustainability.
Renowned composer Robert Wykes, professor emeritus of music in Arts & Sciences, died June 29, 2021, in St. Louis. He was 95.
The Washington University Board of Trustees has four new student representatives for 2021-22. The undergraduate representatives are Tennyson Holmes and Gaby Smith; the graduate student representatives are Bryanna Brown and Kendall Burks.
William Acree, professor of Spanish in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed interim co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University. Acree has served as a CRE2 associate director since the center’s founding in 2019.
A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences led by Michael Moore, a postdoctoral fellow with the Living Earth Collaborative, finds that dragonfly males have consistently evolved less breeding coloration in regions with hotter climates.
Researchers examine a 4.6 billion- year-old rock to better understand the solar system’s beginning, and a modern mystery.
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