Solar eclipse

Expand your world.

ARTS & SCIENCES brings together people who value discovery, engagement, and action. Tell us what you're curious about, and we'll help you make your mark:

From Campus: the total solar eclipse observed from Mudd Field on August 21, 2017

Myers_tiger beetle

Take a closer look.

We apply critical and creative thinking beyond the task at hand, testing new approaches to challenges facing our world. Tell us what you’re curious about, and we’ll help you make your mark:

From Biology: Scientists study biodiversity at the Tyson Research Center (Photo Credit: Jonathan Myers, The Myers Lab) 

Pursue excellence.

We’re motivated by a desire to discover solutions to big problems. Tell us what you’re curious about, and we’ll help you make your mark:

From Campus: students in the historic Ridgley arcade

Holly Sprowl

Student Spotlight: Holly Sprowl

Our undergraduates inspire us every day with their passion and desire to learn. Case in point: Holly Sprow, a graduating senior in biology and psychology. During her years at Washington University, she tackled questions such as: Are there better ways to diagnose epilepsy? How can we help people overcome depression more quickly and effectively? Her research took her abroad to Denmark and Germany during her junior year.

Joe Madison

Alumni Spotlight: Joe Madison

Joe Madison, AB '71, is a groundbreaking radio personality and civil rights activist. Known as “The Black Eagle,” Joe can be heard weekday mornings on SiriusXM’s Urban View. In 2015, Joe set a Guinness World Record for the longest on-air broadcast, 52 hours, which raised more than $200,000 for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


Faculty Spotlight: Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor in the Department of Sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.

the ampersand

Stories Of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening In Arts & Sciences

Check Out The Ampersand

our latest podcast

more from
the ampersand:

Recognizing excellence in teaching and service

At the faculty welcome reception held Sept. 11, Dean Barbara Schaal presented the annual Arts & Sciences faculty awards. This year's awardees were Eric Brown, Amanda Carey, Jean Allman, and Geoff Childs.


For the Arts & Sciences Community

The Parking & Transportation team has rolled out a new long term parking strategy. The purpose of the new plan will help WashU better allocate current and future parking resources across campus, address key weaknesses in the current plan, and enhance alternative transportation during construction on the east end of the Danforth Campus.

Read more

Peggie R. Smith, the Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law, has been named the new ombuds for the Danforth Campus faculty at Washington University in St. Louis. The office, which was established in September 2010, provides faculty a confidential, informal place to discuss concerns about the university, its policies or its procedures.

Read more

Membership is open for the Campus Diversity Collaborative, a staff and faculty group that encourages campus conversation around issues of diversity and inclusion. Complete the online form to receive news and updates from the group.

Read more