Seed Grants

Nurturing research through Global Accelerator Grants

Since its 2020 inception, the McDonnell Academy Seed Grant initiative has served as researchers’ starting point. This year, we expanded it by integrating the McDonnell Academy Global Accelerator Grant, enhancing opportunities for endeavors gaining momentum. This crucial support nurtures initial ideas, ensures preliminary data collection, and propels projects to advance human health and humanity. Collaboratively […]

Behind the scenes: Summer in Pompeii with a classics major

January 29, 2024

Senior Ana María Núñez shares her study abroad experience digging into antiquity at the site of a famous volcanic eruption. Last summer, Ana María Núñez went on a five-week archaeological trip to southern Italy, near Naples. She worked at the dig site Insula 14, a house in Pompeii that was covered by ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted. As […]

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Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases

December 21, 2023

Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded to an individual who has made significant and unique contributions to efforts to control […]

Improving heart health to save lives during, after pregnancy aim of programs
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Improving heart health to save lives during, after pregnancy aim of programs

December 6, 2023

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Abuja in Nigeria have received grants to work with community organizations in St. Louis and Abuja to improve cardiovascular health during and after pregnancy. Both projects are partnering with Parents as Teachers, a national organization that has long provided support to young families through […]

Alphabet revolutions
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Alphabet revolutions

November 28, 2023

Uluğ Kuzuoğlu’s new book discusses 20th-century reforms of the Chinese writing system in the context of a growing information economy. Throughout the 20th century, Chinese characters were at risk of disappearing. In his new book “Codes of Modernity: Chinese Scripts in the Global Information Age,” Assistant Professor of History Uluğ Kuzuoğlu explores how the rise of […]

Flying smart

Flying smart

November 28, 2023

A love of logistics and learning about the world leads Michael Holtz to create a new kind of luxury travel company. First comes the thrill. A trip to the Hershey chocolate factory — what greater wonder at age 5? At 7, a flight to London, with the big clock and the solemn Beefeaters in their fuzzy black […]

Welcome to La Comunidad
Education and Outreach

Welcome to La Comunidad

November 28, 2023

WashU’s new network for Hispanic, Latinx and Latin American alumni is nearly 20 years in the making. In 2002, Jorge Castillo, AB ’06, arrived on campus as one of roughly 3% of Washington University undergraduates who identified as Latinx.* He was drawn to WashU by the Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program, a merit-based and service-driven scholar […]

Waves of Change
Alumni Stories

Waves of Change

November 28, 2023

Alumna María Isabel Dabrowski discusses science outreach, the importance empathy and how she launched a career in environmental conservation. María Isabel Dabrowski, AB ’18, combines her fascinations with marine life and behavioral science as a senior outreach associate at Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment, the world’s first center focused exclusively on behavioral science […]

New tool to enable exploration of human-environment interactions
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New tool to enable exploration of human-environment interactions

November 22, 2023

Universal device will allow transdisciplinary collaboration globally Spurred by the current climate crisis, there has been a heightened attention within the scientific community in recent years to how past climate variation contributed to historic human migration and other behaviors.  Now, an international group of scientists — including archaeologists, historians, climate scientists, paleo-scientists, a volcanologist and […]

Global Health Center partners bring local to global effort full circle
North America

Global Health Center partners bring local to global effort full circle

On November 15, leaders from the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and Department of Medicine, cardiovascular experts from the University of Abuja, Nigeria and project partners and leaders from Parents as Teachers National Center joined WashU alumni, faculty, students, and members of the WashU Alumni and Development team for a special […]

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