Understanding Islam
Associate Professor Ahmet Karamustafa conveys a historian's sense of the diversity and depth of Islam as a religious and intellectual tradition, clarifying what is misunderstood across and within cultures.


Washington University at 150
University photographer David Kilper has created a visual record of Washington University, which will appear in the soon-to-be-published history book, Beginning a Great Work: Washington University in St. Louis, 1853-2003.


Investigating How Culture Impacts Health
Professor Wendy Auslander's interdisciplinary research identifies risk factors that affect the health of marginalized populations as well as creates interventions for preventing and managing disease.


The 'Surgical' Spirit of St. Louis
C. Barber Mueller, M.D. '42, has written a thoughtful biography of the late Evarts A. Graham, the Bixby Professor of Surgery and head of the Department of Surgery. A portion of Chapter 7, "The Pneumonectomy," is excerpted.


The Performance of a Lifetime
For 26 years, Ron Himes, B.S. '78, has been the producing director of the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, an influential theater company that stages productions from an African-American perspective.


An Agent of Change
Shirley Hendricks Perry, A.B. '50, has relished the many twists and turns of her varied career path, including working for the CIA, founding a school in Luxembourg City, and helping establish a Commission on the Status of Women.