Graduate student McDonald finalist in primatology competition

Monica McDonald, a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, is a finalist in a 2016 student competition sponsored by the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists.

Anthropology students land digital publishing fellowships

Kosi Onyeneho and Natalia Guzman Solano, both graduate students in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, have been selected as digital editorial fellows for the Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
Earthquake survivors interviewed

Researching the emotional toll of an earthquake

The dramatic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal one year ago left behind a landscape littered with crumbled homes, buildings and roads. While infrastructure can be rebuilt, the disaster may have a more lasting impact on the nation’s culture, suggests an interdisciplinary team studying the aftermath as part of a rapid response grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Jenny Liu photo

Liu wins Stalker Award

Jenny Liu has been selected to receive the 2016 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. The award is recognizes students whose undergraduate careers combine outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.

Jaspan wins Spector Prize

The Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences has awarded this year’s Spector Prize to Vita Jaspan. The annual award recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
Shyam Akula photo

Akula wins inaugural Quatrano Prize

The Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences has selected Shyam Akula as the inaugural recipient of the Quatrano Prize, which will be awarded annually for the most creative biology thesis project.

‘Segregation by Design’ seminar to be offered in fall

It has been 48 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, yet most American cities — St. Louis included — remain deeply segregated. Next fall, faculty from Washington University in St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University will present “Segregation by Design,” an interdisciplinary seminar that examines the role of planning and design in fostering and maintaining segregation.
Anthony Grebe concentrating on a problem

Undergraduate mathematicians test their mettle

Each academic year, students from Washington University distinguish themselves at two annual mathematics competitions: The North American Putnam Competition, in which this year the team finished eighth; and the Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition, in which the team tied for first with a perfect score.
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