School of Arts & Sciences

Calculus III for cells

Cells can sense and respond to surface curvature in very clever ways. The results, which revealed that curvature is a profound biological cue, could pave the way to new tools in the field.

Ali Sundermier



In the News


NBC News

What Is NATO? And What Do Trump and Russia Think About It?

Rebecca Lissner of Perry World House provided historical context for NATO’s continued value. In response to criticism of the alliance, Lissner proposed modernization over dissolution.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

For This Penn Class That Studies Beyoncé, Beychella Was Like an Epic Final Exam

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed her seminar “Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music” and analyzed the viral Coachella performance’s commentary on Black womanhood.

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Foreign Affairs

Keep CRISPR Safe

President Amy Gutmann and PIK Professor Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences co-authored an article emphasizing the importance of letting “global scientific and biological ethics communities” lead the charge in facilitating the implementation of gene-editing technology.

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WBUR Radio (Boston)

After The U.S. Strikes Syria, What's Next

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Ian Lustick joined other foreign affairs experts to discuss possible consequences of the U.S. airstrikes on Syria.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Moving Drama of Former Slaves Makes Its World Premier at the Black Rep

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Heather Andrea Williams’ nonfiction history “Help Me to Find My People” has been adapted for the stage by playwright Nikkole Salter. The play, “Torn Asunder,” is being performed by the St. Louis Black Repertory.

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