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Alexandra Barrett, a junior in Arts & Sciences, is studying abroad in Tanzania to focus on wildlife conservation and political ecology. In the blog “Unofficial Field Guide to WashU ArtSci,” she reflects on her experiences so far.MORE
Anthropologist Bret Gustafson, PhD, of Arts & Sciences, is writing a book about gas and power in Bolivia. In a “Hold That Thought” podcast, he discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment and indigenous rights.MORE
A large proportion of colon cancer is preventable with healthy lifestyle choices — even without taking into account the benefits of screening, the prevention team at Siteman Cancer Center says. The team wrote on its blog in light of a newly published analysis of colon cancer cases in women attributed to lifestyle choices.MORE
Molly Tovar, EdD, director of the Buder Center for American Indian Studies, and John Kelly, PhD, a senior lecturer in archaeology in Arts & Sciences, write in a commentary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the proposed site for a new football stadium has cultural significance to the American Indian community, and they raise concerns that the group’s views have been overlooked.MORE
Rebecca Ginsburg, JD, PhD, discusses prison education, and its effect on inmates as well as instructors, with the Center for the Humanities. She will give this year’s James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on campus Thursday, Sept. 24.MORE
Senior Carrick Reddin writes in the WashU 360 blog about three Sam Fox School students’ summer experiences with architecture and design work in Chile, Hawaii and New York.MORE
We should protect religious organizations — even those we disagree with, argues John Inazu, JD, PhD, of the School of Law, in an essay in The Washington Post. The federal tax exemption for religious organizations welcomes and encourages a diverse set of viewpoints, he says.MORE
Michael Sherraden, PhD, and Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, at the Brown School, write a commentary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the importance of child development accounts, which the Ferguson Commission recommends expanding. Such accounts help save for children’s college education.MORE
Psychologist Brian Carpenter, PhD, discusses his research on how family relationships affect aging and death in an episode of an Arts & Sciences video series.MORE
In the era of corporate social responsibility, Anthropology’s Peter Benson, PhD, discusses tobacco companies’ actions in selling cigarettes around the world for Arts & Sciences’ “Hold That Thought.”MORE
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