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Arts & Sciences has over 1,000 faculty and staff who utilize their diverse expertise in the pursuit of research breakthroughs, gaining a deeper understanding of the world's most pressing issues and serving as mentors of the next generation.

select honors from our faculty

9 Elected Members of the National Academy of Sciences
Guggenheim Fellows in past 7 years
6 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine and Economics

Recent Faculty Grants & Awards

Jeffrey M. Zacks, associate chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, received a four-year $250,000 grant from the James S. McDonnell Foundation to study event cognition “in the wild.” This project will take the research into the world, where people actually experience events. Key to the research is “Unforgettable,” an infrastructure developed over the past decade by collaborator Simon Dennis, of the University of Melbourne, which helps people enrich and better understand their own memories while collecting data for a scientific exploration of event comprehension and memory.

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More from The Ampersand

Three Questions with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Adia Harvey Wingfield, professor of sociology, studies the intersection of race, work and sociology. In addition to writing regularly about such matters for The Atlantic, she also has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men’s Work.

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Religion and the 2020 election

According to Lerone A. Martin, director of American Culture Studies, modern evangelical voters have supported political candidates for myriad reasons, not all of which are in line with traditional Christian values.

Presidential transitions, new traditions

Presidential transitions, new traditions

The public transfer of power from one president to the next has played a major role in reconciling political factions and creating solidarity among the populace at large after a contested presidential election. With the Election Day 2020 around the corner — and Inauguration Day a couple months after that — historian Peter Kastor and A&S grad Joey Vettiankal consider the historical precedents and wonder what will come next.