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Would you be my neighbor?

Using survey data, sociologist Ariela Schachter has investigated how Americans think about race, immigration status, assimilation, and what it means to be ‘similar.’

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Oxygen levels link to ancient explosion of life

Oxygen has provided a breath of fresh air to the study of...

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Seven faculty are 2017 AAAS Fellows

Seven faculty members at Washington University in St. Louis...

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Washington University in St. Louis senior Camille Borders named Rhodes Scholar

Camille (Mimi) Borders, a senior in Arts & Sciences at...

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Rita Parai stands in front of the new mass spectrometer

Rita Parai introduces WashU's latest equipment

Rita Parai, an assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, introduces WashU's new noble gas isotope ratio mass spectrometer, and explains what kind of research she and others hope to do using the new instrument.

Reuben Siegman

Studying Abroad in Tibet

Political science & religious studies major Reuben Siegman, LA'18, discusses his study abroad trip to Nepal and India where he studied religious education in Tibetan schools.

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.

Rendering of Bryan Hall

A Facelift for Bryan

As part of the Driving Discovery initiative, Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis is being transformed into a state-of-the-art home for chemistry. Sondra Rotty, senior project manager with Tarlton Construction, gives an update on the project. Upon completion in 2018, the renovated Bryan Hall will house an additional 28,000 square feet of research space.