Who Knew WashU?
Question: Which former chancellor has served in the Cabinet of a U.S. president?
Answer: C) David F. Houston served as one of Woodrow Wilson’s advisers during his presidential campaign and took a leave of absence from the university to become agriculture secretary during Wilson’s presidency.
Congrats to this week’s winner, Nadia Suhail, an MBA student at Olin Business School, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!
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Moeller wins Heyrovsky Prize for electrochemistry
Kevin Moeller, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, won the 2021 Jaroslav Heyrovsky Prize for Molecular Electrochemistry from the International Society of Electrochemistry. His research focuses on using electrochemistry as a synthetic tool for constructing everything from complex organic molecules to two-dimensional addressable surfaces.
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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.