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

What are your chances of finding your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet? Theoretical physicist Carl Bender, of Arts & Sciences, explains how they’re surprisingly much higher than you’d expect.  Read more from The Source >>

Jay Baumohl, BSBA ’88, and Diana Baumohl, BSBA ’89, have pledged to contribute an additional $125,000 to the Annual Fund if 4,000 alumni and parents make a gift of any amount by February 28.  Questions? Call a staff member today!

Research by Arts & Sciences Professor Henry L. Roediger suggests that misinformation can sometimes improve event recall.  Read more from The Source >>

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 >>

An exhibit at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center features reflections from students who traveled to Europe on their recent FOCUS program. The exhibit will be open until March 15.  Read more from The Ampersand >>

Upcoming Events

March 21, 2017 - 4:30pm
How do you become who you are? Investigations into personality development
Holmes Lounge, Ridgley Hall
March 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Celebrating our alumni for their achievements to advance Arts & Sciences
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Louis

‘Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha’ At Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Feb. 10 to May 21

For Parisians at the end of the 19th century, to attend the opera, the ballet or the Moulin Rouge was to see but also to be seen. The Kemper Art Museum presents “Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha,” from Friday, Feb. 10, through May 21. This exhibit is curated by Elizabeth Childs, the Etta and Mark Steinberg Professor of Art History and chair of the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences.  Read more from The Source >>

 

In the News

February 20, 2017

Dante Lauretta, PhD GR97, mission chief, and Kate Crombie, PhD GR97, project data archivist, are a husband-and-wife team working on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.  ...

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. ...