Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences
High hopes for medical cannabis
In light of Missouri’s new medical marijuana law, WashU researchers detail what we know – and don’t know – about the benefits and risks of cannabis and how federal regulations impact that research.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Jean Allman on The Hill
Caitlyn Collins in The New York Times
Bill McKinnon in Scientific American
‘Khush Raho’: The WU Hindi department fosters a family of learning
'Let's solve this': WU students discuss Green New Deal
WashU Expert: New labor laws would strengthen unions, fight income inequalities
Sinking really low – the story of a microbe, electricity and carbon dioxide
Cliff Will wins the 2019 Albert Einstein Medal
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Is there a difference between divine justice and divine retribution? Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.
Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland, coeditors of "Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History," discuss queens, goddesses, and the nature of diva-hood.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Steve Fazzari explores the current state of the economy and explains why widely cited unemployment and growth numbers don't give a full picture.
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Building resilient cities
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WashU Expert: The global helium shortage hits home
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Washington University announces 2019-20 Great Artists Series
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Geoff Childs discusses his research
Geoff Childs in the Department of Anthropology uses anthropological demography to explore what happens to a community when the majority of young people move out for education.
Getting Lost—and Found—in Peru
Mariel Ehrlich, a junior who is double majoring in sociology and Latin American studies, talks about her time abroad in Lima, Peru and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on what it means to be a global citizen.
Q&A with Hedy Lee
Hedy Lee, professor of sociology, studies the social determinants of population health and health disparities in the United States.
Find your path, discover your major
Four students share their sometimes simple and sometimes meandering journeys to find their majors.
Q&A with Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler, associate professor of education and of psychological and brain sciences, studies the malleability of memory.
Seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown named Rhodes Scholars
ArtSci seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. The fellow Ervin Scholars are also sorority sisters and good friends.