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The Restoration of LaBarque Creek
The Moral Crusade
From Civil Rights and Women’s Suffrage to the Tea Party movement and #MeToo, moral crusades can shape a society and an era. Pascal Boyer, an anthropologist and psychologist, investigates why people get involved, how movements gain traction, and what happens when they succeed.
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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.
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.
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...Read more
Salas wins Loeb Classical Library fellowship
Luis Salas, assistant professor of classics in Arts &...Read more
VIP neurons hold master key to jet lag response
Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing...Read more
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.
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.
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.
The secret lives of plants
Elizabeth Haswell wants to change the way that people think about plants. What do scientists know about how plants sense their environment, and what remains a mystery? The answers may surprise you.
Find your path, discover your major
In honor of Major-Minor Welcome Week on Feb. 12-16, four students share their sometimes simple and sometimes meandering journeys to find their majors.
Q&A with Andrew Butler
Andrew Butler, associate professor of education and of psychological and brain sciences, sits down with the Ampersand as part of our series featuring faculty that joined Arts & Sciences this academic year.
Seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown named Rhodes Scholars
ArtSci seniors Camille Borders and Jasmine Brown have been selected as Rhodes Scholars. The fellow Ervin Scholars are also sorority sisters and good friends.