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First Progress Report of the WashU & Slavery Project

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In late Fall 2022, the WashU & Slavery Project released its initial progress report. The report surveys progress to date in this initial phase of project research and teaching, collections and project infrastructure development, and campus and community engagement.

U.S. workers are becoming more diverse in race, ethnicity and age — but companies aren't keeping up

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Weidenbaum Center Grant Recipient and Vice Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity Adia Wingfield authors piece for CBS News/The Conversation

WashU faculty seek student partners in new Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Action Research Lab

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The WU-CRRJ Action Research Lab led by Professors Cunningham and Ward will engage WashU undergraduate and graduate students in field research needed to investigate racially-motivated homicides in Missouri (1930-1954) in support of case investigations and restorative justice efforts led by teams of law faculty and students in the award-winning Civil Rights and Restorative Justice (CRRJ) Clinic at Northeastern University Law School.

WashU Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program

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Applications now open for Summer 2023 Programs

Summer Employment Opportunities

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We are now accepting applications for our 2023 Arts & Sciences Pre-College Program staff positions.

Social hierarchies and domination

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With her new book project, Faculty Fellow Lori Watson is developing a new general theory of domination that centers the experiences of people who have been historically subordinated, drawing on the work of gender theorists, critical race theorists and colonial studies.

As the right fights the teaching of race, a new AP course expands it

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"A tug of war over disrupting or conserving social arrangements has long buffeted schools." Dr. Michelle Purdy writes for the Washington Post Made by History series, a special series on academic freedom sponsored by PEN America.

Recipes for a very Arts & Sciences Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, faculty members share recipes that they will include at their dinners. 

WashU students contribute to celebration of Archer Alexander Day of Freedom

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The Evergreens, a Washington University Treble A Capella group, performed at the memorial service celebrating Archer Alexander Day of Freedom

Rethinking the complicated history of Holocaust literature

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A $1.3 million grant from the United Kingdom Arts and Humanities Research Council will enable an international team of researchers to conduct the first study of Holocaust literature at scale.

Summer 2022 Spector-Yang Award

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Five students share their East Asia experiences.

Arts & Sciences announces new Ampersand course innovation grants

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The College of Arts & Sciences and First-Year Programs is looking for proposals for new Ampersand programs.