Willroth receives SAGE award

Emily Willroth, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has received the SAGE Early Career Trajectory Award from the Society for Social and Personality Psychology. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by early-career scholars in social and personality psychology, including contributions to teaching, research or service to […]

Zacks named president of brain sciences organization

Jeff Zacks, the Edgar James Swift Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has begun a two-year term as president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). Zacks is also chair of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences and a professor of radiology at the […]

Dize to edit ‘Global Black Writers in Translation’

Nathan Dize, an assistant professor of French in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed co-editor of the new trade book series “Global Black Writers in Translation.” Published by Vanderbilt University Press, the series will publish a variety of texts by authors of African descent translated from their source languages […]

Heemstra co-authors blueprint for promoting diversity in the lab

Chemistry chair Jennifer Heemstra is part of a national consortium of scientists and students charting a path for inclusive science. As part of her ongoing commitment to improving the culture of science, Jennifer Heemstra, the Charles Allen Thomas Professor of Chemistry, has joined a national consortium of university faculty, postdocs, and students to develop a blueprint […]

Wingfield’s ‘Gray Areas’ provides road map for dismantling workplace disparities

In her most recent book, “Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism & What We Can Do to Fix It,” renowned Washington University in St. Louis sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield reveals why racial inequality persists despite such efforts, and those that came before it, and offers practical insights and recommendations for both individuals and organizations […]

A $3.8 million federal grant will help people in St. Louis Promise Zone improve their health

People in north St. Louis and north St. Louis County will benefit from $3.8 million in federal funding that will expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables to improve health and wellness in the area. Washington University and St. Louis Integrated Health Network plan to provide monetary support to local farmers markets and food organizations and community […]

Cabassa appointed to mental health advisory board

Leopoldo Cabassa, a professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been appointed as a member of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Research Advisory Board. Read more here.

Seeking Faculty Executive Director, St. Louis Confluence Collaborative for Community engaged Research, Teaching and Practice

Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a senior faculty leader for a newly created St. Louis Confluence Collaborative for Community-engaged Research, Teaching and Practice. The Faculty Executive Director will spend at least 50% effort in this position and will lead a priority initiative of the Washington University strategic plan – Here and Next. Housed […]

WashU Sociologist explains how the workplace can uphold racist practices

by David Brancaccio and Erika Soderstrom on Marketplace Morning Report Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis discusses how the gray areas of work can harm people of color. She explores the topic in her new book, “Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It.” She spoke […]

Boyd receives ASME early career leadership award

Emily Boyd, a teaching professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected to receive the 2023 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lakshmi Singh Early Career Leadership Award. Read more here.

Tansu Daylan, was selected by NASA to join the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) science team.

Tansu Daylan, an assistant professor of physics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, was selected by NASA to join the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT) science team. Daylan, a faculty fellow of the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, is one of 14 U.S.-based researchers pursuing science investigations that will contribute to ULTRASAT, Israel’s […]

Caldwell elected president of ASWAD

Kia Lilly Caldwell, vice provost for faculty affairs and diversity at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected president of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD). Caldwell, a sociocultural anthropologist, also serves as a professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar in Arts […]

Stark to chair UN committee

Lindsay Stark, a professor at the Brown School, will chair a working group of the Research Group on Child Reintegration, which has been formed by the Office of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. Read more here.

Arvidson wins fourth public service award from NASA

Raymond Arvidson, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded an Outstanding Public Leadership Medal from NASA. The honor — his fourth service medal from the space agency — marks the culmination of a storied career in planetary exploration that goes back to the first Viking Mars landers […]

Now live: Office of Institutional Equity website

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) has been established to build infrastructure to support a diverse and inclusive community. As such, it is responsible for upholding WashU’s commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees of the university community. Come visit here to see education and engagement opportunities for WashU faculty and staff, […]

Butler-Barnes named visiting professor at Rutgers University

Sheretta Butler-Barnes, an associate professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the Sojourner Truth in Racial & Social Justice Visiting Professor at Rutgers University School of Social Work for the 2023-24 academic year. Read more here.

Celebrating teaching-track faculty promotions in Arts & Sciences

Congratulations to the 17 teaching-track faculty members in Arts & Sciences who recently earned promotions! Teaching-track faculty make vital contributions to Arts & Sciences by lending their expertise and voices to mission-critical activities across campus. Read more here.

Phillips wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Carl Phillips, a professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Phillips received the honor for his latest collection, “Then The War: And Selected Poems, 2007-2020.” The prizes were announced May 8 at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York by the Pulitzer […]