Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences
The Exit Interview: Linda Nicholson
After a remarkable 45-year career, Linda Nicholson, the Susan E. and William P. Stiritz Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of History, is retiring. She reflects on her time at WashU, the growth of women’s studies, and what she hopes to do next.
Andrew Martin appointed 15th chancellor of Washington University
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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
Improving nuclear detection with new chip power
A cross-disciplinary team of chemists and physicists from...Read more
Stark awarded a 2018 Barlow Commission
Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts...Read more
A path to diversity in neuroscience
When Washington University in St. Louis student Sneha...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.