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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 Chemistry and Physics: Researchers are working to understand how large neutron stars grow and which elements are synthesized in neutron star mergers.

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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 American Culture Studies: Lerone A. Martin and collaborators have received a $1 million grant to advance public understanding of the history, politics, and cultures of African American religions. 
 

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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: Students walk on campus in the spring. 

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Student Spotlight: Community Engagement

Three recent Arts & Sciences graduates share their experiences with community-engaged courses at Washington University. The courses took students outside of the classroom to work directly on local environmental advocacy, women's health issues, and more.

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We know that breakthroughs—scientific or creative, academic or personal—happen when ideas collide. At the intersection of it all is the College of Arts & Sciences—a school with no limits on what you can study, learn, and achieve.

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University administration is tracking developments with the COVID-19 outbreak and remains fully committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff. All university communications regarding coronavirus may be found on the WashU Together website.

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

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Featured Podcast:

Natural Gas in the New Bolivia

Revisit this episode with anthropologist Bret Gustafson, who discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights. Gustafson's book "Bolivia in the Age of Gas" is now available through Duke University Press.

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Celebrating our fall 2020 graduates

The College of Arts & Sciences' fall 2020 virtual recognition ceremony features remarks from Dean Jennifer R. Smith and Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Fourteen faculty searches approved for digital transformation initiative

The ambitious hiring initiative will recruit interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in digital, spatial, and data sciences.