Here and Next aims to create solutions to the deepest societal challenges and the expertise of our community fuels our cumulative progress. We hold ourselves accountable to our community and to this ambitious plan through Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), to define near-term goals, manage interdependent initiatives and track progress towards long-term change.

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St. Louis Confluence Collaborative search committee convenes

December 7, 2023

Housed within the Office of the Provost, the collaborative will serve as an organizing platform and convening unit for community-engaged research, teaching and practice across WashU, with St. Louis needs at the forefront.

Jacobs & Multimodal Vision Research Lab: Computer Vision for Ecology

Research Focus: The field of computer vision has dramatically changed in the past ten years, making it possible to automatically extract detailed information from vast sets of images. While challenges remain, this presents an opportunity to improve our understanding of earth processes and their impact on plants and animals. The Multimodal Vision Research Laboratory (MVRL) […]

Liu Lab: Food Globalization in the Bronze Age

Research Focus: There has been considerable development in understanding food globalization in the Bronze Age when dispersals of crops and domesticated animals linked people from far-flung locations in a series of connections that spanned the Eurasian landmass 7000-3000 years ago. Liu’s lab is one of the leading groups globally contributing to this recent momentum. We […]

Naseh Lab: Climate Change and Forced Migration

It is estimated that by the end of 2023, approximately one in every 28 individuals worldwide will reside outside their native country, and over one in 69 people will have experienced forced displacement. These staggering numbers continue to surge annually due to the compounding factors of climate change, ongoing wars and conflicts, and economic crises. […]

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