Arts And Sciences At Washington University In St. Louis
The Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis are composed of three divisions: the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and University College in Arts & Sciences. The current Dean of the Faculty is Gary S. Wihl, Hortense and Tobias Lewin Distinguished Profossor in the Humanities, who began his tenure in the 2009-10 Academic year. For the 2008-09 academic year, Ralph S. Quatrano was Interim Dean of Arts & Sciences, replacing Executive Vice Chancellor Ed Macias who has taken the role of Provost.
Of Washington University's 11 Fulbright Scholarship recipients in 2011, 7 were recent alumni of the College of Arts & Sciences, and 3 were Arts & Sciences graduate students.
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