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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

Mustakeem joins historian lectureship program

Sowande’ Mustakeem, associate professor of history and of...

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Behold the humble water flea, locked in a battle of mythological proportions

In Greek mythology, Hydra was a monstrous water serpent...

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Hayes named interim vice dean of graduate education

Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry, has been appointed...

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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.