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 Kuzuoğluexplores how the rise of new […]

Chen wins digital humanities fellowship
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Chen wins digital humanities fellowship

November 1, 2023

Ruochen Chen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has won a Gale Non-Residential Fellowship from the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). The fellowship is intended to help scholars expand the fields of Asian studies for research and teaching, and to foster the skills to apply […]

Seed grant-funded projects reap life-changing results
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Seed grant-funded projects reap life-changing results

October 23, 2023

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University, with support from the Office of the Provost, awards seed grants that stimulate high-impact research linking university experts with our partners around the world. These investments help research teams, often representing cross-disciplinary fields, demonstrate the power and potential of their work. 

Photo essay: Researching retirement in the Himalayas
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Photo essay: Researching retirement in the Himalayas

October 23, 2023

Sociocultural anthropologist Geoff Childs shares photos from his research in Nepal, where he has spent decades studying demographic trends in a highland Buddhist community. Geoff Childs, professor of sociocultural anthropology, has been researching demographic trends in Nubri, a highland Buddhist community in Nepal’s Himalayas. He’s done fieldwork there since the ‘90s when he began studying […]

Community impact and involvement
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Community impact and involvement

Ms. Ming Zu decided to pursue her graduate degree at Olin Business School at Washington University after moving to St. Louis, As the director of Global Category Management at Emerson Systems and Solutions, Ming leads a very diversified global category management organization.

The evolution of rice
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The evolution of rice

June 5, 2023

Kenneth Olsen, the George William and Irene Koechig Freiberg Professor of Biology, frequently works with international colleagues to study the evolution and genetics of plants. Much of his focus is on rice, a crop that has been grown under human control for 10,000 years. Olsen explained that domesticated crops are like prolonged experiments in natural […]

Discovering the future of information storage
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Discovering the future of information storage

Mechanical metamaterials are materials that are designed to have specific properties, such as being able to bend or twist in certain ways. Guy Genin, Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at McKelvey School of Engineering, along with collaborative researchers from Tsinghua University, a McDonnell International Scholars Academy partner, are studying how these materials […]

Albert Ip helps students succeed
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Albert Ip helps students succeed

After a distinguished career in international banking and hospitality investing, Albert Ip, BSAMCS ’73, is devoting his time and talent to helping burnish Washington University’s brand in Hong Kong so more students there apply and benefit as he has. Now, with multiple appointments at universities in Hong Kong, the former WashU trustee (2017–21) has established […]

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