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Reconfiguring the Ph.D.

Arts & Science’s William Acree describes the university’s attempt to introduce a new, highly transdisciplinary cohort model for incoming graduate students.

Rediscovering ‘The Man Who Cried I Am’

William Maxwell, a professor in Arts & Sciences, was featured on a recent episode of “LOA Live.” Hosted by the Library of America, the program, titled “Black Writers in Paris, the FBI, and a Lost 1960s Classic,” focused on the republication of John A. Williams’ 1967 novel “The Man Who Cried I Am.”

WashU balloon goes over big

For the first time, WashU sponsored a hot air balloon in the Great Forest Park Balloon Race, an annual hot air balloon festival held in Forest Park. “Time Traveler” was among the dozens of entrants that delighted the STL community Sept. 15-16, 2023.

Rescuing adventure

Rescuing adventure

Shopping. Driving. Parenting. Eating out. Working out. Today, sources of adventure are as limitless as a marketer’s imagination. No activity is too mundane, no product too crass, no invocation too preposterous. In Adventure: An Argument for Limits, Christopher Schaberg grapples with classical conceptions of adventure, their 21st-century simulacra, and the earnest question: What constitutes adventure today?

Faculty Books

A Moment in the Sun

Robert Ernest’s Brief but Brilliant Life in Architecture