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From anthropology to art history, from physics to philosophy - hear world-class researchers from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis share their passions and discoveries.

Hold That Thought Washington University in St. Louis

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    • 4.7 • 10 Ratings

From anthropology to art history, from physics to philosophy - hear world-class researchers from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis share their passions and discoveries.

    Mud cores, rain gauges, and the hunt for climate data

    Mud cores, rain gauges, and the hunt for climate data

    Climate scientist Bronwen Konecky travels to tropical regions around the world gathering evidence of the geologic past. Using data from rain samples and sediments deep at the bottom of lakes, she is piecing together a story about Earth's climatic history – and what it can tell us about our planet's future.

    • 11 min
    Reading revelation

    Reading revelation

    Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.

    • 25 min
    Diva Nation

    Diva Nation

    Rebecca Copeland and Laura Miller, coeditors of "Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History," discuss queens, goddesses, and the nature of “diva-hood.”

    • 21 min
    How good is the US economy, really?

    How good is the US economy, really?

    Ahead of the midterm elections, Steve Fazzari explores the current state of the economy and explains why widely cited unemployment and growth numbers don't give a full picture.

    • 16 min
    Materials through the ages

    Materials through the ages

    Over thousands of years, by trial and error, humankind has learned how to produce superior materials for different types of processing. Physicist Ken Kelton talks about materials through the ages.

    • 8 min
    The Southwick Broadside

    The Southwick Broadside

    This Fourth of July, visitors to Washington University's Olin Library will have the chance to see a rare piece of history - an early copy of the Declaration of Independence known as the Southwick Broadside. Historian David Konig and curator Cassie Brand discuss the historical significance of the broadside, the process of conserving and displaying the document, and their hopes for the exhibition.

    • 18 min

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