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Arts & Sciences in the News:
David Strait, professor of biological anthropology, in The New York Times
Caitlyn Collins, assistant professor of sociology, on Bloomberg
William Wallace, the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History, in the Wall Street Journal
It's almost Thanksgiving! Hear religious historian Mark Valeri share tales of Pilgrim immigrants and explain how and why their story came to national prominence in the post-Civil War era.
Revisit this episode with anthropologist Bret Gustafson, who discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights. Gustafson's book "Bolivia in the Age of Gas" is now available through Duke University Press.
In the mid-twentieth century, the thriving Jewish community in modern-day Baghdad quickly came to an end. Years later, those who experienced life in Baghdad - and also the children of those exiled - turned to literature to share their memories. Revisit this episode to discover ideas and stories from Nancy Berg's recently published book, "Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making."
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A major, yet minor, life decision
Ahead of the 2020 Major-Minor Fair, senior Keishi Foecke looks back at her academic journey in Arts & Sciences.
On living a life of principle
In 2016, Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth took a few moments to talk about the principles that guided him throughout his life and work.
Sociology program soars five years after its revival
To mark the department's anniversary, a recent graduate shares her appreciation for her sociology major.
Newly named Moog Scholar combines love of medicine and music
In recognition of excellence across multiple fields, rising junior Prathamesh Chati has been named the 2020 Florence Moog Scholar.