Who Knew WashU?

Question: Who was the first WashU student to win the Jeopardy! College Championship?

Answer: D) Nicholas Yozamp, at the time a WashU junior, won the 2010 Jeopardy! College Championship, a $100,000 cash prize. Yozamp, MD, is now an endocrinologist and member of Washington University Clinical Associates.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Arts & Sciences’ Erin Lawton, director of the Psychological Service Center, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Kita, Shearer win NEH fellowships

Caroline Kita, associate professor of German and of comparative literature, and Samuel Shearer, assistant professor of African and African American studies, both in Arts & Sciences, have won research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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A river runs through it

Rock formations called shut-ins confine a section of a river, forcing water to flow between the steep walls of a canyon or gorge. Shut-ins are found in streams and rivers across the Ozarks. But some of the most outstanding shut-ins in the state are located at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, where Washington University scientists are studying bedrock river erosion.

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