Cultivating a life of learning through the liberal arts

"There’s something innately pleasurable about learning about something. It doesn’t matter whether it’s in the social sciences, the physical sciences or the humanities; it’s just interesting to know things."

-Barbara Schaal
Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor of Biology

Joe Loewenstein, Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop, is part of a team working to correct transcription errors in early modern English texts by Spenser, Shakespeare, and others. Read More >> | Learn about the Workshop >>

A new era in scientific discovery is about to commence, as Washington University begins a major reimagining of our spaces for teaching and research in the sciences. Learn more about Driving Discovery >> | Read about it at WUSTL News >>

New research by WUSTL faculty shows what might happen when you get a steamy atmosphere on a rocky planet - and why that matters.  Read More from the Source >>

Upcoming Events

February 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
Evidence for the history and fate of the Antarctic ice sheet from deep in the earth
Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall
April 26, 2016

Research as Art

Students organize the second annual art competition in Arts & Sciences

The earth and planetary sciences and physics communities at Washington University in St. Louis gathered April 15 to consider their research from an aesthetic point of view, admiring the stylish results that sometimes emerge, often quite unexpectedly, from the elegant mathematics of physical processes or the slow sculptural forces of the living Earth. Read more >>

In the News

August 1, 2016

Charity Charge, founded by Stephen Garten LA08, is a public benefit corporation that allows participants to use their credit cards to earn one percent cash back donations to help the charities of...

May 5, 2016

Classics faculty and students from Arts & Sciences spent time teaching middle-schoolers at KIPP Triumph Academy about the figures of Greek and Roman mythology. ...

April 7, 2016

Ron Nwumeh LA'16 has spent four years combining passions for soccer, medicine, and research.  Where will he go next?...