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Climate literacy

In the first episode of “It’s Getting Hot in Here,” a podcast created by the Washington University Climate Change Program, student hosts Lara Briggs, Sejal Rajamani, and Julian McCall are joined by Cassie Power and Amanda Albert to discuss climate literacy.

Paul Laurence Dunbar, "We Wear The Mask"

Rafia Zafar joins the Poetry for All podcast to discuss "We Wear the Mask" by the great poet and writer Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Zafar leads us in a discussion of Dunbar's fame and influence while opening up broader themes of African American history and literature

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.

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The Ampersand Magazine

Washington University's fall 2023 Ampersand Magazine cover.

Fall 2023 issue

Ampersand magazine shares stories of incredible people, research, and ideas in Arts & Sciences. Our latest issue features Pulitzer-winning poet Carl Phillips, an undergraduate course on cancer care, research on the future of work, and more. 

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Peter Alan Fedders, professor emeritus of physics, 85

Peter Alan Fedders, emeritus professor of physics in Arts...

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Wynter selected for prestigious summer program

Wynter Washington University in St. Louis sophomore Da’...

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Birth outcomes improve in states that extend driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, research finds

In 2023, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Minnesota joined a...

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River flowing over rocks and Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park

A river runs through it

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are using state-of-the-art geospatial technologies to study bedrock river erosion at Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, located about two hours southwest of the Danforth Campus.
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.