Who Knew WashU?

Question: WashU is celebrating the centennial of Arthur Holly Compton’s groundbreaking discovery that light has both wave and particle properties, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1927. What scientific field followed as a result of his research?

Answer: D) Quantum mechanics. Read more about the “Compton effect” in the latest digital issue of Washington Magazine.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Nannette Vaughn, who works in Human Resources and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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Experts offer tips to stay healthy during holidays

Washington University medical experts share how students, faculty and staff can stay healthy this holiday season. They note that masks not only slow the spread of COVID-19, but also can stop dangerous viruses such as the flu and RSV, which are currently raging throughout the St. Louis region. 

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Inspiring hope through action

Jane Goodall made St. Louis — and Graham Chapel — a stop on her national tour to share her ‘tenacious authenticity’ and empower us to work together on behalf of our planet.

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