Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

A humanities pathway to pre-med

Pre-med students majoring in English, theatre, history, and other humanities fields find satisfaction in tapping into multiple interests—and see benefits for a career in medicine.

Erica Moser



In the News


ScienceAlert

A quarter of all Americans still believe the biggest vaccine lie

A survey by Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center and colleagues finds that a quarter of U.S. adults believe in or are unsure about a false link between autism and the MMR vaccine, which treats measles.

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ScienceAlert

Dietary supplement found to reduce aggression by up to 28%

A study by Adrian Raine of the School of Arts & Sciences finds that daily omega-3 dietary supplements can lead to a reduction in aggression.

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The New York Times

Living out loud, headphones nowhere to be found

Cristina Bicchieri of the School of Arts & Sciences says that she felt a greater sense of kindness in Italy than in America, rooted in a strong and enforced social contract that forbids uncivil behavior toward strangers.

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The Conversation

Reconstructing heritage after war: what we learned from asking 1,600 Syrians about rebuilding Aleppo

In a co-authored survey of residents of the Syrian city of Aleppo, PIK Professor Lynn Meskell identifies four key themes for the reconstruction of heritage sites after conflict.

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The New York Times

Harrison White, groundbreaking (and inscrutable) sociologist, dies at 94

Randall Collins of the School of Arts & Sciences and PIK Professor Duncan J. Watts discuss the career of the late Harrison White, a theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist.

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