Oct. 30 2014
Three Egyptian mummies receive CT scans at the School of Medicine
Egyptian mummies are fascinating objects. They are also human remains. Recently a team of radiologists and curators, hoping to learn more about them and their societies, scanned three mummies, two of which are on long-term loan to the Saint Louis Art Museum from the Kemper Art Museum.
Oct. 28 2014
Wash U Blend coffee results from alum's social enterprise
Washington University alum Ben Weiner wanted to develop a model that simultaneously improved the quality of coffee and the lives of the families who produce it. His social enterprise, Gold Mountain Coffee Growers, secures better prices for farmers and reinvests into their communities. Kaldi's uses coffee sourced from Gold Mountain in their new Wash U Blend, now available on campus.
Oct. 22 2014
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Oct. 8 2014
Washington University alumnus shares Nobel Prize in chemistry
W.E. Moerner, PhD, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his role in developing super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. He shares the award with scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany. Moerner earned three bachelor's degrees, all with honors, from Washington University in 1975 in electrical engineering, physics and mathematics.
Oct. 3 2014
Trek up Pikes Peak bonds football teammates
For a handful of seniors on the Bears football team, the 2014 season unofficially began with a 7,615 foot hike to the summit of Pikes Peak. The nine-hour hike was as much a team-building exercise as personal challenge for the men facing not only a tough football schedule, but MCATs, LSATs, career decisions, and life beyond college and a Division III football program.