Bringing Physics to Life Standing at the intersection of physical and life sciences, Rachel Pepper’s curiosity has led her to investigate how living systems function. Her research focuses on how tiny organisms interact with water and other fluids, with outsized impacts on everything from erosion and plant disease transmission to wastewater treatment and carbon sequestration. We sat down with the associate professor of physics and William D. and Flora McCormick chair in biophysics to learn more.
Sick of Testing? Faculty and staff members can opt out of regular COVID-19 testing this summer and fall—and help us get a sense of our campus community vaccination rate—by voluntarily and confidentially uploading an image of their COVID-19 vaccination cards once fully vaccinated.
A FITTING TRIBUTE The August 1948 issue of The Puget Sound Alumnus, the quarterly publication of the College of Puget Sound Alumni Association, featured coverage of that month’s groundbreaking for Memorial Fieldhouse, the college’s new athletic facility, explaining: “Three years ago at this time, the greatest of all wars came to an end. Now with the coming of peace, the College of Puget Sound is building a fitting tribute to the gallant alumni of the College who gave their lives for freedom’s sake. To them and all others who paid the supreme sacrifice, the new Memorial Fieldhouse will be dedicated.” Check out The Alumnus on Sound Ideas, a repository of scholarship and creative work by Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff.