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We apply critical and creative thinking beyond the task at hand, testing new approaches to challenges facing our world. Tell us what you’re curious about, and we’ll help you make your mark:

From American Culture Studies: Lerone A. Martin and collaborators have received a $1 million grant to advance public understanding of the history, politics, and cultures of African American religions. 
 

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ARTS & SCIENCES brings together people who value discovery, engagement, and action. Tell us what you're curious about, and we'll help you make your mark:

From campus: Students walk on campus in the spring. 

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ARTS & SCIENCES brings together people who value discovery, engagement, and action. Tell us what you're curious about, and we'll help you make your mark:

From Chemistry and Physics: Researchers are working to understand how large neutron stars grow and which elements are synthesized in neutron star mergers.

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Student Spotlight: Community Engagement

Three recent Arts & Sciences graduates share their experiences with community-engaged courses at Washington University. The courses took students outside of the classroom to work directly on local environmental advocacy, women's health issues, and more.

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We know that breakthroughs—scientific or creative, academic or personal—happen when ideas collide. At the intersection of it all is the College of Arts & Sciences—a school with no limits on what you can study, learn, and achieve.

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The university is tracking developments with COVID-19 and remains fully committed to the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Arts & Sciences is embarking on a comprehensive strategic planning effort alongside the university's planning process.

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Arts & Sciences has launched a large-scale hiring initiative aimed at bolstering capabilities in data analytics and digital technologies.

Learn more about the Digital Transformation Initiative

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Stories Of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership Happening In Arts & Sciences

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Featured Podcast:

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. 

The exit interview: Dean Jennifer R. Smith

Before beginning her new role as vice provost for educational initiatives, Dean Jennifer R. Smith reflects on past successes and future goals for enhancing the undergraduate experience at Washington University.

Building connections to support an inclusive culture of safety

Building connections to support an inclusive culture of safety

Chemistry graduate student Austin Moyle is part of a growing network of safety partners fostering an inclusive culture of safety at institutions across the country.