Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences
Remembering Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth
Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth, MD, who served as chancellor for 24 of his more than 65 years of service to Washington University in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. He was 94.
Thanks, Student Health Ambassadors!
More than 100 Arts & Sciences undergrads have agreed to work with fellow students to help ensure universal masking and physical distancing are happening across campus. You can spot them in their yellow shirts, and they can also help if you need extra supplies like face masks and hand sanitizer. Thanks for agreeing to help keep our community safe!
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Julio M. D’Arcy | CNN
Todd Braver | Time
Henry Roediger III, James Wertsch, and alumnus Scott Hershberger | Scientific American
Arpita Bose: Creating plastics from electricity with “Biobatteries”
Bronwen Konecky travels to tropical regions around the world gathering evidence of the geologic past. Using data from rain samples and sediment deep at the bottom of lakes, she is piecing together a story about Earth's climatic history – and what it can tell us about our planet's future.
Is there a difference between divine justice and divine retribution? Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.
Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland, coeditors of "Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History," discuss queens, goddesses, and the nature of diva-hood.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Plants without cellular recycling systems get creative in the dark
Deprived of sunlight, plants are unable to transform carbon...Read more
Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with adverse outcomes during middle childhood
While cannabis use during pregnancy is on the rise,...Read more
Funding climate action policies: Consumers weigh in
For decades, scientists have urged policymakers to take...Read more
Mindfulness at Tyson Research Center
Located just 20 miles from the Danforth Campus on 2,000 acres at the edge of the Ozark Highlands, Tyson Research Center provides opportunities for environmental research, education and collaboration.
Getting Lost—and Found—in Peru
Mariel Ehrlich, a junior who is double majoring in sociology and Latin American studies, talks about her time abroad in Lima, Peru and how studying Spanish has changed her perspective on what it means to be a global citizen.
Keep up with the Ampersand
“Wide-reaching and diverse”: Math student Noah Kontur details his work at NASA
Through internship opportunities, Kontur has gained first-hand research experience that is shaping his post-graduation plans and career path.
Meet Soumendra Lahiri, the new Stanley A. Sawyer Professor
Soumendra Lahiri, who joined the Arts & Sciences faculty this fall, will be installed Jan. 27 as the Stanley A. Sawyer Professor in Mathematics and Statistics.
Welcome to WashU: Flora Cassen
Historian Flora Cassen shares some of her ongoing projects and her thoughts on the role of historical scholarship in discussions of modern-day antisemitism.
Answering that (major) question: Getting from Point A to Point D(egree)
Experiencing minor stress over choosing a major or minor? Senior Lia White shares a personal perspective on finding an academic path.