Black Anthology performance

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Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences

A brief glimpse into the mind of William Gass

New Voices: 'The Common Reader' adds two new staff writers

McLeod First-Year Writing Prize winners announced

‘The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein’

Kaepernick, fans and the corporate megaphone

Adjaye to receive Washington University International Humanities Prize

Paul Tran wins Poetry Foundation award

Aquino to lead Washington University Symphony Orchestra

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Materials through the ages

Over thousands of years, humankind has learned how to produce superior materials for different types of processing. Physicist Ken Kelton talks about materials through the ages.

The many lives of Michelangelo

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.

History on display: The Southwick Broadside

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.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Agri-Food lecture series continues with talk on food, fascism Oct. 19

The Agri-Food Workshop fall lecture series resumes this...

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‘Playful, fun and kind of dangerous’

Kelley Abell as Riff-Raff. (All photos: Danny Reise/...

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Monkey DNA may solve mysteries, help conservation

In the 1980s, a group of Peters’ Angolan colobus...

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Making the Most of the New School Year

Alumna and Rhodes Scholar Mimi Borders (LA'18) shares her advice for #WashU22 on how to make the most out of their time 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.