A noblewoman from Imperial China enjoyed playing polo on donkeys so much she had her steeds buried with her so she could keep doing it in the afterlife, archaeologists found. This discovery by a team that includes archaeologist Fiona Marshall at Washington University in St. Louis is published March 17 in the journal Antiquity.
Genetically modified Bt cotton is the most widely planted cotton crop in India by acreage, and it is hugely controversial. Supporters long touted increased yields and reduced pesticides to justify its pickup. But that argument does not hold up under the first long-term study of Bt cotton impacts in India. The analysis is co-authored by a Washington University in St. Louis anthropologist in the journal Nature Plants.
Undergraduates must register university-related international travel through a new WUSTL registry, and faculty and staff are encouraged to do so. The registry offers a variety of resources to help travelers if they fall victim to environmental or political upheaval.
The International Criminal Court at Ten will attract attorneys and professionals from across the globe to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the court. The meeting takes place Sunday Nov. 11 and Monday Nov. 12 at the School of Law.
Song, dance and dishes from a variety of nations represented by students at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis highlight the 17th annual International Festival Sunday, March 6 at the 560 Music Center. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 5 p.m. with a food tasting of 11 different dishes. This year’s theme is “1 Community, A World of Traditions.”