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The correlation between spirituality and health has long been recognized by many major religions, but proving that relationship is relatively new ground for scientific research. Exploring this ground is the calling of Dr. Brick Johnstone, professor and practicing neuropsychologist at MU’s Health Psychology department. From his clinical work at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center to his recent fellowship at Princeton’s Center for Theological Inquiry, Johnstone reaches across disciplines to expand our understanding of health and well-being, and he comes at it from a surprising direction: “The sciences absolutely have to be guided by the humanities,” he declares. “The humanities are much better at identifying the deep meanings and help get at the basis of human experience.”

Finding the Familiar: Designing Suitable Spaces for Dementia Patients

Finding the Familiar: Designing Suitable Spaces for Dementia Patients

Benyamin Schwarz

Professor, Architectural Studies

The Politics of International Aid

The Politics of International Aid

Simone Dietrich

Assistant Professor, Political Science

The Work of a Public Sector Folklorist: Identifying, Documenting, and Promoting Missouri’s “Arts with a Genealogy”

The Work of a Public Sector Folklorist: Identifying, Documenting, and Promoting Missouri’s “Arts with a Genealogy”

Lisa Higgins

Director, Missouri Folk Arts Program

“Music Can Take Us There”: Cultural Insights from an Ethnomusicologist

“Music Can Take Us There”: Cultural Insights from an Ethnomusicologist

Stephanie Shonekan

Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, Black Studies

Seeking to Understand Chemotherapy Resistance

Seeking to Understand Chemotherapy Resistance

Stephen and Hannah Alexander

of the Alexander Lab

What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

Kristy vanMarle

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences