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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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Spring 2024 issue

Ampersand magazine shares stories of incredible people, research, and ideas in Arts & Sciences. Our latest issue features stories on WashU’s quantum quest, a popular course on hip-hop and rap, the secrets of the human brain, and more.

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A transformative gift for classics

John and Penelope Biggs in Umrath Hall in 2017. (Photo:...

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Peering into Pluto’s ocean

An ocean of liquid water deep beneath the icy surface of...

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Chemo for glioblastoma enhanced by tapping into cell’s daily rhythms

Glioblastoma is an aggressive brain cancer that has no cure...

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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.