Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences
Return to the field
After two years of delays and restrictions due to the pandemic, graduate students are once again trekking to field sites around the world for their dissertation research. Archaeologists Bridget Bey and Melissa Ritchey share their projects and perspectives.
Arts & Sciences shares building project updates, names architect
Selection of the firm that will lead the building’s design follows other key advances in the project’s planning and programming phases.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
William Acree and Geoff Ward | St. Louis Public Radio
Sophomore Emma Lembke | The New York Times
Ian Bogost | The Atlantic
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.
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
The fifth episode of the American Democracy Lab podcast features author, lecturer, and journalist Anne Nelson discussing the eroding trust in our democracy.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Henriksen wins Office of Naval Research grant
Erik Henriksen, associate professor of physics in Arts...Read more
Atkinson, Wingfield receive faculty achievement awards
John Atkinson and Adia Harvey Wingfield will receive...Read more
Winning an unconventional pageant
Shortly after graduation, Tiffany Yao, BFA ’19, took an...Read more
A river runs through itScientists 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.
Our world by degrees: In search of refugeResearchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.
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AAAS names seven Arts & Sciences faculty as 2021 fellows
Seven faculty members in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis are among 564 new fellows selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.
Digital Transformation Initiative brings new talent to Arts & Sciences
Dean Hu’s initiative infuses new talent and novel approaches across disciplines. In addition to seven hires who arrived earlier this year, 12 scholars plan to join Arts & Sciences in 2022 as part of the initiative.
It’s not what you say, it's how you say it
Christopher Lucas addresses long-standing questions in political science using new computational methods and previously untapped datasets – including the sound of political speech.
How I chose my major
Ahead of this year's Major-Minor Fair, sophomore Gracie Hime writes about how she discovered her course of study in Arts & Sciences.