Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences
Seeking solace in nature while under quarantine
In stressful times, finding pockets of nature wherever we can is a key way to cultivate mental well-being. Positive psychologist Tim Bono explains why and how we should connect with restorative natural havens.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
William F. Tate | Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Rebecca Messbarger | St. Louis Public Radio
Thomas Rodebaugh | Wired
Bio 4492: Infectious diseases: history, pathology, and prevention course to refocus on COVID19 in fall 2020
Bronwen Konecky travels to tropical regions around the world gathering evidence of the geologic past. Using data from rain samples and sediment deep at the bottom of lakes, she is piecing together a story about Earth's climatic history – and what it can tell us about our planet's future.
Is there a difference between divine justice and divine retribution? Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.
Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland, coeditors of "Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History," discuss queens, goddesses, and the nature of diva-hood.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Acree wins LASA Best Book Award
William Acree, associate professor of Spanish in Arts...Read more
Bookshelf: Living faithfully in a world of difference
In a society that is increasingly diverse yet less tolerant...Read more
Gross receives 2020 ASMS John B. Fenn Award
Gross Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts...Read more
Mindfulness at Tyson Research Center
Located just 20 miles from the Danforth Campus on 2,000 acres at the edge of the Ozark Highlands, Tyson Research Center provides opportunities for environmental research, education and collaboration.
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.
Keep up with the Ampersand
“Wide-reaching and diverse”: Math student Noah Kontur details his work at NASA
Through internship opportunities, Kontur has gained first-hand research experience that is shaping his post-graduation plans and career path.
Meet Soumendra Lahiri, the new Stanley A. Sawyer Professor
Soumendra Lahiri, who joined the Arts & Sciences faculty this fall, will be installed Jan. 27 as the Stanley A. Sawyer Professor in Mathematics and Statistics.
Welcome to WashU: Flora Cassen
Historian Flora Cassen shares some of her ongoing projects and her thoughts on the role of historical scholarship in discussions of modern-day antisemitism.
Answering that (major) question: Getting from Point A to Point D(egree)
Experiencing minor stress over choosing a major or minor? Senior Lia White shares a personal perspective on finding an academic path.