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

Get your reusable, TSA-compliant Rume Reveal bag by making an Annual Fund gift of any amount by Friday, April 28!  Go green and give today >>  Questions? Call a staff member today! >>

As part of the Driving Discovery initiative, Bryan Hall at Washington University in St. Louis is being transformed into a state-of-the-art home for chemistry. Sondra Rotty, senior project manager with Tarlton Construction, gives an update on the project.  Read more about the Driving Discovery initiative's progress >>

On March 23, nearly 250 alumni, parents, and friends gathered for the 2017 Arts & Sciences Distinguished Alumni Awards. Eight award recipients were honored for their achievements, service, and commitment to the liberal arts.  View the photos captured at the event >>

When you contribute any amount to the school, program, or scholarship of your choice by April 30, 2017, you will receive a limited-edition WashU license plate frame as a thank you gift. Ride with pride...give today! >>  Questions? Call a staff member today! >>

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Hosted by Arts & Sciences, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, University College, and University Libraries

In the News

April 14, 2017

Christopher Stark, assistant professor of music in Arts & Sciences, has been selected for a prestigious fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. “I’m so incredibly...

April 11, 2017

Clarissa Rile Hayward, associate professor of political science in Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the 2017-18 Fellows-in-Residence program at the Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics at...

April 11, 2017

The American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) has named Richard Vierstra a fellow of ASPB. Vierstra is the George and Charmaine M. Mallinckrodt Professor in Arts & Sciences. The award is...