Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening in Arts & Sciences
International research powerhouses join forces to advance study of life on Earth
WashU is joining forces with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo to create the Living Earth Collaborative, a new academic center dedicated to advancing the study of biodiversity to help ensure the future of Earth’s species in their many forms.
What's new in ArtSci?
This year, Arts & Sciences is excited to have a handful of new majors, minors, and graduate programs and certificates. Read more about these changes.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Mary Jo Bang talks about her forthcoming poetry collection with PBS News Hour
Art historian William Wallace appears on CBS news to view a newly discovered Michelangelo painting.
Ron Mallon explains how small implicit biases can explain large disparities on NPR
Major (and minor) discovery at the ArtSci Major-Minor Fair
Recognizing excellence in teaching and service
Save the Date! Fall Lectures
Moms at Work: Policies and Perspectives in Europe and the United States
Research dog helps scientists save endangered carnivores
Public and Urban Humanities Fellows Join Humanities Center
Studying the Black Athlete in Literature: Q&A with Noah Cohan
Recognizing our outstanding staff
Paul wins Theatre Library Association book award
Welcome, new faculty!
Mallon wins American Philosophical Association award
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Is work-family conflict an inevitable part of contemporary life? Sociologist Caitlyn Collins interviewed 135 mothers in 4 countries to find out how public policies affect working mothers in Europe and the United States.
Historian Alex Dubé examines how our understandings of power and violence have changed over time, and what modern day shows like "Game of Thrones" tell us about the present.
Ebony Duncan Shippy, a sociologist of education, breaks down some common myths about charter schools.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
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.
Is nature fundamentally weird?
Unlike everyday objects, quantum particles can be linked over long distances, behaving as one integrated whole, even though they are so widely separated they can’t communicate, even at the speed of light. Einstein hated the idea, which he called “spooky action at a distance.” Physicist Mark Alford explains the logic behind a famous experiment designed to tell whether quantum mechanics is spooky or non spooky.
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.
Maria Ruiz, the student speaker for the 2017 College of Arts & Sciences Recognition Ceremony, talks about the experiences that shaped her journey.
Researchers to model brain’s memory network
$7.5 million effort to model brain’s memory network could spur artificial intelligence, medical breakthroughs
Making Sense of Klansville
Sociologist David Cunningham reveals the history of the Klan in civil rights era North Carolina.
Phillip B. Williams wins Whiting Award
The poet, a 2014 graduate of The Writing Program in Arts & Sciences, is among 10 recipients of the 2017 Whiting Award.