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

Your gift to the Annual Fund supports scholarships, outstanding academic programs, student research, recruitment and retention of top faculty, and much more. Contribute any amount by June 30, 2017 to receive this set of limited-edition Washington University gift wrap in three fun, colorful designs.  From WashU to you...give 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 >>

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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...