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.
Gephardt Institute celebrates Virgil Ethic of Service Award honorees, marks 20 years
On April 25, past recipients and members of the Washington University and nonprofit community joined the Virgils and former Congressman Richard Gephardt at the Stix House to celebrate this year’s honorees of the Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award. 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 […]
Faculty recognized by psychological association
Denise Head and Lori Markson, both professors of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, have been named fellows of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Additionally, Calvin Lai, an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, has received the 2023 Association for Psychological Science Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career […]
Professors Allman and Kidder elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Jean Allman, the J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities and a professor of African and African American studies, and T. R. Kidder, the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor in the Department of Anthropology have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, Scott J. Hultgren and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel of the Washington […]
Parvulescu wins René Wellek Prize
Anca Parvulescu, the Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature and professor of English in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won the 2023 René Wellek Prize for best monograph from the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). Read the full story in the Record here.
Sam Fox School names Rivera as JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor
Mónica Rivera has been named the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. A lecture and reception to celebrate her appointment were held Feb. 28 in Steinberg Hall. Read the full story here.
2023 Day of Dialogue and Action
The event will feature in-person experiences from keynote speakers, panel discussions and more. The event will take place in Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium, on WashU’s Danforth Campus from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Overflow seating will take place in Frick Forum and a YouTube live stream also will be available […]
Cunningham, Ward share Mellon Foundation grant
David Cunningham, professor and chair of sociology in Arts & Sciences, and Geoff K. Ward, professor of African and African American studies in Arts & Sciences and director of the WashU & Slavery project, received a $500,000 three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation. Their project will use digital humanities text-mining methods to trace the circulation of reports […]
The Office of the Provost is hiring a new Faculty Development Fellow.
This new fellow will facilitate faculty mentoring programs during the 2023-24 academic year and should be a tenured Danforth faculty member. Applications will be accepted until April 6. The application link can be found here.
Mustakeem to lecture on medicine, Black history at three universities
Sowande’ Mustakeem, an associate professor of history and of African and African American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis, will discuss her award-winning 2016 book, “Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage,” for three universities during the spring semester. Read the full story here.
Edmond elected to social work society
Tonya Edmond, a professor and interim co-dean of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, has been inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) for 2023. Read the full story in the Record here.
Luna named 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer
Zakiya Luna, a Dean’s Distinguished Professorial Scholar and associate professor of sociology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the 2023 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Award winner by Sociologists for Women in Society. Vie the full story in the Record here.
Jackrel awarded grant to study proteins linked to ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Funding from the National Institutes of Health will help Meredith Jackrel and her team study Matrin-3, a poorly understood protein linked to several neurodegenerative disorders. View the full story in the Record here.
Diana Montaño’s “Electrifying Mexico” Receives Third Award
Diana Montaño, assistant professor of history, has won the Bolton-Johnson Prize for her book, Electrifying Mexico: Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City. More Information
WashU is now a Sustaining Member of the Scholars at Risk Network
You can learn more about this Network here.
Associate professor of law and director of the Appellate Clinic, Daniel Harawa, receives award
Harawa recently received the 2023 Derrick A. Bell Jr. Award, given by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)’ Minority Law Teacher’s Section. Read more about the award here.
Washington People: Vetta Sanders Thompson – Improving the health of African Americans
The Record highlights the E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the road that led to her substantial research on the health and well-being of diverse communities, and her manifest impact in the St. Louis area and beyond. Read the article here.
WashU scores 5/5 stars in national Pride index for overall University experience of LGBTQIA+ persons
The Campus Pride Index is the premier LGBTQIA+ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities. Previously at a 4.5, Washington University in St. Louis is now receiving full marks along with only 44 other schools out of the 400 institutions surveyed – the only in the state of Missouri. View the WashU Campus Pride Index […]
McDonnell Academy Seed Grants Announced
The McDonnell International Scholars Academy announced the recipients of the 2022 Global Incubator Seed Grants. The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. You can learn more about the initiative and read the list of recipients here.