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How good is the US economy, really?

Ahead of the midterm elections, Steve Fazzari explores the current state of the economy and explains why widely cited unemployment and growth numbers don't give a full picture.

Materials through the ages

Over thousands of years, humankind has learned how to produce superior materials for different types of processing. Physicist Ken Kelton talks about materials through the ages.

The many lives of Michelangelo

Art historian William Wallace shares the story of how an extremely rare document discovered in WashU's own library provides a window into Michelangelo's life and art.

news and events from Arts & Sciences / WashU

Justin Phillip Reed wins National Book Award for Poetry

Justin Phillip Reed, a 2015 graduate of the MFA Writing...

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New maps hint at how electric fish got their big brains

Helmet-heads of the freshwater fish world, African mormyrid...

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Seismic study reveals huge amount of water dragged into Earth’s interior

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean...

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Making the Most of the New School Year

Alumna and Rhodes Scholar Mimi Borders (LA'18) shares her advice for #WashU22 on how to make the most out of their time in Arts & Sciences.

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.

Mariel Ehrlich

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.

The Monster of

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.