Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences
Bringing digital methodologies into the humanities classroom
A new partnership between Washington University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis introduces graduate students to the digital tools that are changing the very nature of humanities scholarship.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
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WashU physicists launch cosmic ray telescope from Antarctica
Bronwen Konecky travels to tropical regions around the world gathering evidence of the geologic past. Using data from rain samples and sediment deep at the bottom of lakes, she is piecing together a story about Earth's climatic history – and what it can tell us about our planet's future.
Is there a difference between divine justice and divine retribution? Religious studies scholars Elaine Pagels and Laurie Maffly-Kipp discuss the Book of Revelation and how it has been interpreted across time, as well as the personal side of their writing and research.
Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland, coeditors of "Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History," discuss queens, goddesses, and the nature of diva-hood.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Green in tooth and claw
Go ahead, take a big bite. Hard plant foods may have made...Read more
Black workers’ status in a company informs perceptions of workplace racial discrimination
Based on 60 in-depth interviews with black medical...Read more
SuperTIGER on its second prowl — 130,000 feet above Antarctica
The Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER...Read more
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.
Keep up with the Ampersand
Welcome to WashU: Flora Cassen
Historian Flora Cassen shares some of her ongoing projects and her thoughts on the role of historical scholarship in discussions of modern-day antisemitism.
Answering that (major) question: Getting from Point A to Point D(egree)
Experiencing minor stress over choosing a major or minor? Senior Lia White shares a personal perspective on finding an academic path.
Costuming "Angels in America"
Mona Jahani, costume designer for “Angels in America” at Edison Theatre, shares her experience designing and producing more than 200 costume pieces – all while keeping up as a WashU student.
How a liberal arts education prepared one grad for medicine
A self-professed science geek, Anand Chukka arrived at Washington University in St. Louis eager to prepare for a career in medicine. As a December degree candidate, he has accomplished just that.