Who Knew WashU?

Question: Each December, Becker Medical Library hosts its annual display of rare anatomical texts. When was the oldest rare book in this year’s exhibition, which takes place Friday, Dec. 10, published?

Answer: A) The publication date of “Philosophia Pauperum” by Albertus de Orlamünde, a philosophical text that touches upon brain function, was 1496.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Ethan Lowder, an undergraduate in Arts & Sciences, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Plutynski wins Lakatos Award

Anya Plutynski, associate professor of philosophy in Arts & Sciences, has won the 2021 Lakatos Award for her 2018 book “Explaining Cancer: Finding Order in Disorder.”

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Are supply chain disruptions here to stay?

Panos Kouvelis, director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation, said, optimistically, supply chains could recover by next summer. But if the energy crisis in China doesn’t resolve quickly, “2022 will be driven by that crisis and the constraints that it creates.”

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