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American Democracy Lab podcast: Episode one

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. 

Natural Gas in the New Bolivia

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.

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Ampersand Magazine

Fall 2021 issue

The Ampersand magazine shares stories of incredible people, research, and ideas in Arts & Sciences. The inaugural issue features research on aging with purpose, a restorative justice partnership with University City schools, and the alumna in charge of returning samples from Mars.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Inside the Hotchner Festival: Zachary Stern

“What’s the worst that could happen?”– From “Kent...

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Tolman named vice dean in Arts & Sciences

William B. Tolman has been appointed vice dean of research...

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$11.8 million award renews planetary geosciences data effort

Washington University in St. Louis will continue to archive...

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Aerial shot of Tyson Research Center in the fall

Our world by degrees: In search of refuge

Researchers look at whether Ozark oases at Tyson Research Center — climate change refugia — could help species persist in spite of rising temperatures.