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Campus Voices is a place to showcase more voices from around Washington University in St. Louis, from blogs managed by schools, faculty, staff or students to experts commenting on breaking news to authors’ latest books. (Note: the opinions expressed by individuals featured in this section are their own and do not represent those of Washington University.)

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Neuroscientist Jeffrey M. Zacks, PhD, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about how our brains process what happens in the movies. His new book is “Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.”MORE
The team at the Siteman Cancer Center reacts to a report finding tobacco is even deadlier than we thought, saying that while tobacco control efforts have had some success, much work remains.MORE
Carol Camp Yeakey, PhD, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies and the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy, offers a response to FBI Director James Comey’s comments about race and law enforcement.MORE
Art historian Marisa Bass, PhD, of Arts & Sciences, writes on the Center for the Humanities website about anatomist Andreas Vesalius ahead of a three-day symposium exploring his legacy.MORE
Lingchei Letty Chen, PhD, associate professor of Chinese language and literature, shares memories of new year’s festivals she experienced while growing up in Taiwan for a “Hold That Thought” podcast from Arts & Sciences.MORE
In case you missed it — or are ready to delve deeper — videos, drawings and other materials from the universitywide forum “Race & Ethnicity: A Day of Discovery and Dialogue” are now available through the WashU Voices website. Check out videos of the panel discussions and forums along with Sam Fox students’ work capturing the events.MORE
Mike White, PhD, of the Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology, shares thoughts in his blog “The Finch and Pea” about good science writing.MORE
Political scientist James L. Gibson, PhD, of Arts & Sciences, writes a commentary in Foreign Affairs about South Africa’s transition to democracy.MORE
Brian Carpenter, PhD, of Arts & Sciences, who researches the psychology of aging, shares his thoughts on the movie “Still Alice” and how early-onset Alzheimer’s disease affects the woman’s career and relationships.MORE
David Konig, PhD, professor of history and of law, discusses his research into Thomas Jefferson’s career as an attorney on the “Hold That Thought” podcast from Arts & Sciences.
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