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Plutynski wins Lakatos Award for book about the philosophical questions surrounding cancer

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Postdoc Rowles wins Molecular Oncology Training Grant

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Plutynski wins Lakatos Award for book about the philosophical questions surrounding cancer

Anya Plutynski, associate professor of philosophy, has won the 2021 Lakatos Award for her 2018 book Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder.

In this episode of Hold That Thought, a podcast produced by Arts & Sciences, Anya Plutynski shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer, her opinions on ongoing debates over breast cancer screening, and ideas from her book Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder. 

American Democracy Lab podcast: Episode one

The American Democracy Lab podcast is presented by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with WashU Engage and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Episode 1 focuses on the presidency. 

Natural Gas in the New Bolivia

Revisit this episode with anthropologist Bret Gustafson, who discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights. Gustafson's book "Bolivia in the Age of Gas" is now available through Duke University Press.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Browse titles from Arts & Sciences faculty. Thoughtful. Diverse. Well researched. These books might just make it to your shelf, nightstand, or coffee table.

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news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Keeping the peace: How UN peacekeepers maintain stability

Ethiopia, Nigeria, Colombia, Myanmar and Syria are just a...

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Shrinking to survive: Bacteria adapt to a lifestyle in flux

Summer picnics and barbecues are only a few weeks away! As...

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Phillips wins 2021 Jackson Poetry Prize

Phillips (Photo: Reston Allen) Poets & Writers has...

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Writing the first draft of history

History major Gabriel Rubin, AB ’15, takes Wall Street Journal readers inside the Beltway as the new author of a storied political column.