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3 key takeaways from the Bela Kornitzer Research Symposium
WashU faculty, staff, and supporters gathered on Jan. 16 for an afternoon of cutting-edge political science research celebrating the legacy of Bela Kornitzer, an acclaimed political journalist, author, and historian.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Mary Jo Bang | The New York Times
William McKinnon | New Scientist
G’ra Asim | The Boston Globe
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
Klein examines ‘Matisse and Water’
John Klein, a professor in the Department of Art...Read more
Space sciences team wins microanalysis award
The Microanalysis Society has awarded the Macres Award for...Read more
Peter Alan Fedders, professor emeritus of physics, 85
Peter Alan Fedders, emeritus professor of physics in Arts...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.
Keep up with the Ampersand
'The poem in front of you'
Carl Phillips discusses his path to poetry, the importance of instilling trust in the classroom, and the significance of his recent Pulitzer Prize.
The art and science of cancer care
A popular Ampersand program is preparing the physicians of the future to understand the scientific and social aspects of cancer.
NASA partnership is 'a jewel in WashU's crown'
WashU is a leading partner in NASA research, from the first Moon missions to future journeys probing the distant reaches of the cosmos.
The ‘life-changing’ power of Arts & Sciences programs for high school students
High schoolers have many opportunities to work with Arts & Sciences faculty members, conduct research, and take college-level courses — experiences that often go on to kickstart careers.