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Saint Peter, according to Mark

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.

How to Strengthen Your Willpower

Back in January 2016, psychologist Tim Bono offered up some research-proven tips for how to successfully build willpower. In honor of the release of Bono's debut book, we're giving the episode another listen.

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.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Bedrock in West Antarctica rising at surprisingly rapid rate

The earth is rising in a region of Antarctica at one of the...

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Five pounds of change

It started with rulers. Rebecca Rothney, AB ’71, was...

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Washington People: Martin Israel

Martin Israel, professor of physics in Arts & Sciences...

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Career & PostGraduate Advising

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.

Mariel Ehrlich

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.

The Monster of

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.