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Influencing democracy

The fifth episode of the American Democracy Lab podcast features author, lecturer, and journalist Anne Nelson discussing the eroding trust in our democracy.

Performing Gold: Fanny Kemble, Modern Banking, and the Evolution of Acting

In this episode of the Hold That Thought podcast, Julia Walker explains the legendary performance of Fanny Kemble and how it connected to historical events and anxieties of the times. Walker's book "Performance and Modernity: Enacting Change on the Globalizing Stage" will be published November 2021.

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The Ampersand Magazine

Ampersand Magazine

Fall 2021 issue

The Ampersand magazine shares stories of incredible people, research, and ideas in Arts & Sciences. The inaugural issue features research on aging with purpose, a restorative justice partnership with University City schools, and the alumna in charge of returning samples from Mars.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

For 50 years, mass incarceration has hurt American families. Here’s how to change it

For nearly 50 years, the incarceration rate in the U.S. has...

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Bucking the trend

In 1922, art historian Josef Stryzgowski warned an...

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Tennessee Williams vs. St. Louis

Can you ever escape your past? Tennessee Williams spent...

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Aerial shot of Tyson Research Center in the fall

Our world by degrees: In search of refuge

Researchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.