Stories of Incredible People, Research, Learning, and Leadership in Arts & Sciences
Communicating science with empathy and intention
Sophia Hayes, professor of chemistry, is part of a growing movement at Washington University to offer students essential training in science communication.
Mellon Mays fellowship program welcomes 29th cohort, new director
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program supports original undergraduate research an emphasis on projects pertaining to identity, social justice, and diversity. This fall, Jonathan Fenderson will take the helm of the program.
Arts & Sciences in the News:
Professor Jake Rosenfeld | The Washington Post
Professors Henry L. Roediger III and James Wertsch | The Atlantic
Graduate student Chelsey Carter | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
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.
In the mid-twentieth century, the thriving Jewish community in modern-day Baghdad quickly came to an end. Years later, those who experienced life in Baghdad - and also the children of those exiled - turned to literature to share their memories. Revisit this episode to discover ideas and stories from Nancy Berg's recently published book, "Since 1948: Israeli Literature in the Making."
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Get to know the incoming vice dean of undergraduate affairs
Ahead of becoming vice dean of undergraduate affairs, Erin McGlothlin spoke with senior Keishi Foecke about the new role and the future of the College of Arts & Sciences.
From mountain biking to mice brains
Biologist Keith Hengen reflects on his unexpected path to a research career and the people who guided him along the way.
A major, yet minor, life decision
Ahead of the 2020 Major-Minor Fair, senior Keishi Foecke looks back at her academic journey in Arts & Sciences.
On living a life of principle
In 2016, Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth took a few moments to talk about the principles that guided him throughout his life and work.