In her new book, “Unexpected Routes: Refugee Writers in Mexico,” Tabea Alexa Linhard follows six refugee writers who escaped from Europe to Mexico.
Russia expert Fiona Hill visited WashU and shared, through the lens of her own life, how education and opportunity are two important ways by which the world can save democracy.
Jane Goodall made St. Louis — and Graham Chapel — a stop on her national tour to share her ‘tenacious authenticity’ and empower us to work together on behalf of our planet.
Tabea Linhard, professor of Spanish, global studies, and comparative literature, collaborated on a podcast with a colleague from Tec de Monterrey, a McDonnell Academy university partner in Mexico, providing an opportunity for their students to work across linguistic and national borders on a shared project. Linhard developed the collaborative assignment with her colleague Margaret Echenberg at the […]
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine analyzed the risk factors for serious health outcomes in kids who had COVID-19. They found that children up to age 18 who had tested positive for COVID-19 were at low risk for severe health problems. The study was based on pediatric data analyzed up to June 2021, before […]
The effects of climate change cannot be handled piecemeal, argues Derek Hoeferlin. Managing 21st-century waterways will require coordination on a continental scale — and a foundational understanding of how water shapes our environment.
To figure out how to best support these two endangered species — black-and-white ruffed lemurs and diademed sifakas — scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are joining up with researchers at the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and Madagascar-based partners for an innovative research effort under the Living Earth Collaborative. Through the Eric P. […]
The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Household Spending Patterns and Hardships during COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and Israel,” draws on national surveys conducted early in […]
Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes and obesity affect millions of people, at all income levels, around the globe. A partnership between healthcare enterprise Centene Corp. and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis aims to accelerate research into treatment and prevention of these diseases. Over a 10-year period, Centene will fund up to $100 […]
Of all western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for policies that support working mothers and their families. Unlike those in practically every other industrialized nation, mothers in the U.S. have no access to federal paid parental leave and no minimum standard for vacation and sick days, and the U.S. has one of […]