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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 Earth and Planetary Sciences:  students learn about the structure and history of the Earth on a field trip to the Southwest.

19thC Japanese book

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From the Libraries: scholars examine the content and material construction of 19th-century Japanese Stab Stitch binding (Credit: J. Byard)

Clock tower on South 40

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From Campus: students cross the South 40 residential area on their way to class

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Student Spotlight: Jasmine Brown and Mimi Borders

Jasmine Brown, a biology major, and Camille "Mimi" Borders, a history major, are Washington University's newest Rhodes Scholars. The Ervin Scholars and sorority sisters leaned on each other during the intense application process for Rhodes and now are best friends. Here, the two show off their British slang, scholarly research and reflect on what it means to be role models.

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Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Messbarger

Professor Rebecca Messbarger, a cultural historian of early modern medicine and director of medical humanities, discusses the importance of the medical humanities as well as her own research into the life and work of Anna Morandi Manzolini (1714-1774). The history of medicine is “embedded in the DNA of contemporary medical science and medical practice,” she says. “In order to know who we are and what we’re doing, we absolutely have to know where we came from.”

Alum Jason Green

Alumni Spotlight: Jason Green

Ervin Scholar and alum Jason Green, AB '03, who majored in political science and finance as an undergraduate, reflects on the influence of the program's founder, the late Dean McLeod, to his personal growth and commitment to public service. Green would later go on to work as associate counsel to President Barack Obama, whom he advised on legal, economic and domestic policy matters. Today, he is co-founder, senior vice president and general counsel of SkillSmart, a platform that connects job seekers with the right skill sets and experiences.

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Art historian William Wallace shares the story of how an extremely rare document discovered in WashU's own library provides a window into Michelangelo's life and art.

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The Exit Interview: Linda Nicholson

After a remarkable 45-year career, Linda Nicholson, the Susan E. and William P. Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of History, is retiring. She reflects on her time at WashU, the growth of women’s studies, and what she hopes to do next.

Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University

Martin will succeed Mark S. Wrighton, who has served as chancellor since 1995 and announced last year his intention to conclude his term in 2019.

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For the Arts & Sciences Community

Interested faculty are invited to apply for the fall 2018 “Redefining Doctoral Education in the Humanities” faculty retreat, which will take place Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 6. The workshops are organized by the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences. Apply by Aug. 1.

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Due to collection moves, there will be limited access to some collections in University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections during summer 2018, starting May 22. Among other things, all visits to Special Collections at Olin Library and at West Campus will be by appointment only during the summer; allow at least two weeks’ notice.

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University College is launching a mentorship program to support students working to earn degrees and certificates. The new Mentor Collective is an online program that matches students with University College alumni and others in the university community to help them achieve academic and personal goals.

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