Who Knew WashU?

Question: How many U.S. cities have hosted the Summer Olympics? *

Answer: B) Three. St. Louis was the first American city to host the Summer Games. Los Angeles and Atlanta have as well. View a series of videos celebrating the WashU and St. Louis Olympic legacy.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Scott Florin, who works in Environmental Health and Safety and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Campus and community news

Wingfield receives career award

Adia Harvey Wingfield, associate dean for faculty development and the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, is the 2021 recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender and Class section’s Distinguished Career Award.

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Highlands hunt for climate answers

Two Washington University scientists are reconstructing past climate and cultural shifts in the Peruvian Andes. Today, such high-altitude parts of the tropics are warming faster than the rest of the globe. What Bronwen Konecky and Sarah Baitzel discover could help predict how this delicate ecosystem might be affected in the future.

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