Verma wins 2020 Spector Prize

Verma wins 2020 Spector Prize

Manasvi Verma, a senior majoring in biology in Arts & Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Spector Prize. The prize recognizes academic excellence and outstanding undergraduate achievement in research.
Aggarwal wins Quatrano Prize

Aggarwal wins Quatrano Prize

Nikhil Aggarwal, a senior majoring in the neuroscience track of biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded the 2020 Ralph S. Quatrano Prize.
Students tackle anthropology of COVID-19

Students tackle anthropology of COVID-19

Undergraduates in the class “Anthropology of Infectious Diseases” in Arts & Sciences presented their findings during a remote symposium held April 22. The event was the last gathering for students in a course that became far more consequential than anyone could have predicted.
Libraries’ Neureuther essay contest winners named

Libraries’ Neureuther essay contest winners named

Washington University Libraries has selected the winners of the 2020 Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. The competition offers prizes to both undergraduate students and graduate students who write short essays about their personal book collections. 
Close encounters in the forest: western lowland gorillas

Close encounters in the forest: western lowland gorillas

New research led by anthropologists at Washington University in St. Louis shows that encounters between gorilla groups were much more frequent, and that they had more varied social exchanges than expected. The effort is part of a long-term collaboration with the Congolese government and Wildlife Conservation Society that is changing perspectives on gorilla behavior, ecology and health.
Wysession named editor of new journal

Wysession named editor of new journal

Michael Wysession, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently was appointed editor-in-chief of Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists, a new peer-reviewed journal from the American Geophysical Union.