Oguz Alyanak, an anthropology doctoral student in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected for a Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to support his research on the social lives of working-class Muslim men in Germany, France and other European countries. The fellowship, designed to strengthen trans-Atlantic academic relations in the […]
‘Making Motherhood Work’: A research-based blueprint for change
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 […]
Global collaboration uncovers new information about disease-causing proteins
Prions are protein aggregates that can be transmitted between cells and are associated with human diseases including Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and in neurodegeneration as observed in ALS. Despite the important role of prion-like domains in human diseases, much about them remains a mystery. An international team of researchers, including Rohit Pappu, the Edwin H. Murty Professor […]
The Healing Power of Tea
A Washington University in St. Louis team of engineers led by Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and their German collaborators are studying how a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders. These patients are susceptible […]
Sam Fox School’s Sommerakademie 2015 in Berlin
Sam Fox Schools Sommerakademie 2015 in Berlin includes discussions with artists, architects, historians, art dealers, and gallerists.
Washington University alum shares Nobel Prize in chemistry
Moerner, a native of San Antonio, was an Alexander S. Langsdorf Engineering Fellow at Washington University.