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Arts & Sciences in the News:

Franken-flies: How undergraduate Foltz explores a unique DNA pattern in fruit flies

Using microbes to make carbon-neutral fuel

Daniel Fister received an award from the Society for Ethnomusicology

New program offers undergraduate research experiences in rock deformation

Present at the creation

Three Arts & Sciences faculty win Emerson awards for teaching

More sleep leads to better grades and well-being

Science research roundup: October 2021

The Spanish conquest of Mexico as viewed through a Jewish lens

Van Engen wins the Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize for “City on a Hill”

Barnes and Loomis win Packard Foundation grant for increasing diversity in STEM

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Featured Podcast:

Influencing democracy

The fifth episode of the American Democracy Lab podcast features author, lecturer, and journalist Anne Nelson discussing the eroding trust in our democracy.

Performing Gold: Fanny Kemble, Modern Banking, and the Evolution of Acting

In this episode of the Hold That Thought podcast, Julia Walker explains the legendary performance of Fanny Kemble and how it connected to historical events and anxieties of the times. Walker's book "Performance and Modernity: Enacting Change on the Globalizing Stage" will be published November 2021.

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Ampersand Magazine

Fall 2021 issue

The Ampersand magazine shares stories of incredible people, research, and ideas in Arts & Sciences. The inaugural issue features research on aging with purpose, a restorative justice partnership with University City schools, and the alumna in charge of returning samples from Mars.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Prenatal, early-life influences on child brain development focus of new study

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in...

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Mark S. Weil, emeritus professor of art history, 82

Mark S. Weil, the E. Desmond Lee Professor Emeritus for...

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Wild turkeys among us

Missouri’s wild turkeys might live closer than you think...

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Aerial shot of Tyson Research Center in the fall

Our world by degrees: In search of refuge

Researchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.