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The Many Lives of Michelangelo

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.

History on display: The Southwick Broadside

This Fourth of July, visitors to Washington University's Olin Library will have the chance to see a rare piece of history - an early copy of the Declaration of Independence known as the Southwick Broadside.

Saint Peter, according to Mark

The apostle Peter was a leader and role model in early Christianity - or was he? According to Lance Jenott, a lecturer of classics and religious studies, how we understand Peter depends on who is telling the story.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Researchers engineer bacteria that create fertilizer out of thin air

In the future, plants will be able to create their own...

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Salas wins Loeb Classical Library fellowship

Luis Salas, assistant professor of classics in Arts &...

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VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response

Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing...

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Career & PostGraduate Advising

Saying Farewell to WashU18

With graduation just around the corner, some familiar faces wanted to say congratulations and share their advice and best wishes for the graduates. Congratulations, #WashU18, from all of us in Arts & Sciences!

Geoff Childs discusses his research

Geoff Childs in the Department of Anthropology uses anthropological demography to explore what happens to a community when the majority of young people move out for education.

Mariel Ehrlich

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.

The Monster of

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.