Barbara A. Schaal, dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences and the Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biology at Washington University, has joined the board of directors of the Supporters of Agricultural Research Foundation.
John J. “Jack” Clancy, a lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died Oct. 28, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. He was 82.
RIP Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. But the geosciences data they collected will live on at Washington University, under the care of a team of archivists in Arts & Sciences. The data includes details about both rovers’ every move as well as many images that helped this space mission capture the public’s imagination.
Washington University in St. Louis senior Grace Bruton will work her final games as photo editor of Student Life this weekend at the 19th annual McWilliams Classic. During her seven semesters here, she has captured more than 90 games, meets and matches, four NCAA championship teams, the retirement of beloved football coach Larry Kindbom and the arrival of powerhouse Anthony J. Azama, the John M. Schael Director of Athletics.
Acclaimed baritone Eric Owens and renowned pianist Jeremy Denk will join forces Dec. 8 for a recital of Franz Schubert’s beloved “Die Winterreise” as part of Washington University’s Great Artists Series.
Nearly 40 dancers, selected by audition, will perform six original works by faculty and visiting choreographers as part of “Coalescence,” the 2019 Washington University Dance Theatre concert.
Jennifer Gartley, a professional flutist who has performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, serves as programming and public outreach director for the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences. It’s just one of the notes she plays at Washington University.
A new book from Washington University in St. Louis cultural anthropologist Rebecca Lester explores eating disorders — a topic that impacts and kills almost as many people in the United States as the opioid crisis yet receives a fraction of the sympathy, support or funding.
Is music universal? To answer that question, Christopher Lucas, assistant professor of political science, worked with colleagues from Princeton and Harvard to analyze music from 315 societies from across the planet. Their findings are published in the Nov. 21 issue of Science.
The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” Ntozake Shange’s beloved Broadway drama, in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre Nov. 21-24.