Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences
Investigating Mindfulness: A Story in Three Parts
Two WashU psychologists are teaching students about mindfulness, both as practitioners and as scientists. In this 3-part series, Todd Braver and Heather Rice explore the historical, religious, and scientific roots of the practice.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
In The Washington Post, John N. Robinson responds to Governor Eric Greiten’s “law-and-order” rhetoric about the protests
Four poems written by graduate student and William Gass Fellow Matthias Göritz and translated by Mary Jo Bang were published in Conjunctions magazine
Bruce Carlson comments on a recent study on eel’s electrical behavior on NPR
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Is work-family conflict an inevitable part of contemporary life? Sociologist Caitlyn Collins interviewed 135 mothers in 4 countries to find out how public policies affect working mothers in Europe and the United States.
Historian Alex Dubé examines how our understandings of power and violence have changed over time, and what modern day shows like "Game of Thrones" tell us about the present.
Ebony Duncan Shippy, a sociologist of education, breaks down some common myths about charter schools.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Six alumni and one current student participating in Fulbright Student Program
Six of Washington University in St. Louis’ recent...Read more
Washington University journal wins Respo award
The Revista de Estudios Hispanicos has received the 2017...Read more
Climate change: The monster of our own making
Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the classic novel...Read more
Rita Parai introduces WashU's latest equipment
Rita Parai, an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, introduces WashU's new noble gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer, and explains what kind of research she and others hope to do using the new instrument.
Studying Abroad in Tibet
Political science & religious studies major Reuben Siegman, LA'18, discusses his study abroad trip to Nepal and India where he studied religious education in Tibetan schools.
Who is the real monster?
Two hundred years after its publication, “Frankenstein” remains a powerful metaphor for the dangers of science unchecked by social responsibility. Corinna Treitel discusses in this video “Frankenstein’s” continued power to challenge and inform.
A Facelift for Bryan
As part of the Driving Discovery initiative, Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis is being transformed into a state-of-the-art home for chemistry. Sondra Rotty, senior project manager with Tarlton Construction, gives an update on the project. Upon completion in 2018, the renovated Bryan Hall will house an additional 28,000 square feet of research space.
Maria Ruiz, the student speaker for the 2017 College of Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony, talks about the experiences that shaped her journey.
Researchers to model brain’s memory network
$7.5 million effort to model brain’s memory network could spur artificial intelligence, medical breakthroughs
Making Sense of Klansville
Sociologist David Cunningham reveals the history of the Klan in civil rights era North Carolina.
Phillip B. Williams wins Whiting Award
The poet, a 2014 graduate of The Writing Program in Arts & Sciences, is among 10 recipients of the 2017 Whiting Award.