Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences
Catalano awarded $2.25 million for investigation of critical elements
A new grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will support geochemistry research on elements and minerals essential for the production of electric vehicles, cell phones, and computers.
Partnering for restorative justice in University City schools
Since 2014, University City High School has reduced suspensions by more than 40% and dramatically changed its school culture. Rowhea Elmesky, associate professor of education, and Olivia Marcucci, PhD ’19, helped make it happen.
Arts & Sciences welcomes new students
On Monday, Aug. 23, the College of Arts & Sciences welcomed 1,350 new students during the Deans' Welcome event.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Steven Fazzari | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
William G. Nomikos | The Hill
Ian Bogost | Marketplace
In an archival episode Hold That Thought, Anya Plutynski shares her story of being diagnosed with breast cancer, her opinions on debates over breast cancer screening, and ideas from her award-winning book.
The American Democracy Lab podcast is presented by the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement in partnership with WashU Engage and the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Episode 1 focuses on the presidency.
Revisit this episode with anthropologist Bret Gustafson, who discusses the complicated relationship between energy, politics, the environment, and indigenous rights. Gustafson's book "Bolivia in the Age of Gas" is now available through Duke University Press.
news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU
Inside the Hotchner Festival: Zachary Stern
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Tolman named vice dean in Arts & Sciences
William B. Tolman has been appointed vice dean of research...Read more
$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort
Washington University in St. Louis will continue to archive...Read more
Keep up with the Ampersand
John Bull's other island
Sophomore Gracie Hime shares her experience in the “Literary Culture of Modern Ireland” Ampersand program.
Arpita Bose: Finding collaborative solutions in surprising places
In this Q&A, microbiologist Arpita Bose discusses her solutions-oriented approach to big problems from climate change to diversity in STEM.
Building mathematical bridges
Laura Escobar Vega shows students and young professionals new ways to connect with math and see themselves in the field.
Learning Latin American and women’s history from the source
First-year student Jesse Price writes about her experience in Diana Montaño’s first-year seminar, “Angels, Prostitutes, and Chicas Modernas: Women in Latin American History.”