Navigating cross-cultural communication

Exercise patience. Listen. Show interest. Make friends. Experts from across Washington University share tips on how to navigate interactions across cultures, backgrounds and experiences. “If we truly value other people’s opinions and believe that they have important ideas to offer, then we need to be patient enough to encourage them to participate.” – Edem Dzunu, […]

Eggs

A nutritional superfood for children in developing countries

A study conducted in Ecuador found that eating eggs significantly increased growth in young children and reduced stunting by 47 percent — a much greater effect than had been shown in previous studies. The study was co-authored by Lori Iannotti, a leading child-nutrition expert at the Brown School. It was published June 6, 2017 in […]

EMBA class in Mumbai

Preparing world leaders

In July 2017, the third cohort (“Batch 3”) of students in the joint IIT-Bombay-Washington University Executive MBA program gathered in in Mumbai to begin an 18-month course to advance their leadership skills while continuing their full-time careers. WashU Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Olin Dean Mark Taylor welcomed the new class via video message. Shivganesh Bhargava, […]

Phil Dybvig headshot

Shaping the world economy

Olin Business School professor Phil Dybvig’s expertise is in shaping the world economy. Dybvig was one of six distinguished academics invited to address the G7 summit held May 11-13, 2017 in Italy. The G7 is a meeting of the world’s seven most industrialized economies. It plays an important role in shaping nations’ responses to global […]

John F. McDonnell at podium

Washington University announces $20 million McDonnell Scholarship Challenge

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has announced a $20 million commitment from Life Trustee John F. McDonnell to support scholarships and fellowships as part of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. This is one of the largest single scholarship gifts in the history of the university. The gift establishes the McDonnell Scholarship Challenge, which will […]

Tashbulak dig site

Clues from a lost city

Washington University anthropologist Michael Frachetti is leading groundbreaking research on an ancient city in Uzbekistan. Lost and abandoned for a thousand years, the medieval city of Tashbulak lies buried beneath an isolated pasture high in the mountains. Before being discovered by Frachetti and his Uzbek co-investigator, Farhod Maksudov, in 2011, the well-preserved site was unknown […]

Michael King on street.

Leaving an imprint on cities around the globe

Washington University alumnus Michael King has worked on every continent except Australia and Antarctica to make cities more livable, safer and better prepared for the future. As a “traffic calmer,” King is helping to reinvent the way we view urban environments. Traffic calming is an approach to urban design that aims to reduce traffic and […]

McDonnell Scholars and spouse during Cardinal game.

McDonnell Scholars at Cardinal Game

The St. Louis Cardinals played the Milwaukee Brewers on June 14.  Although St. Louis lost, the McDonnell Scholars thoroughly enjoyed all the activities preceding and during the game.  With great seats and complimentary food bar, the Scholars and some of their families participated in one of the great American summer past-times– out to the ballgame! Visit the […]

NCTU President Frank Chang & Chancellor Mark Wrighton sign an agreement between the two University's.

McDonnell Academy New Partner, National Chiao Tung University

During his first visit to Washington University, President M.C. Frank Chang, National Chiao Tung Univeristy, signed a partnership agreement, making NCTU the 33rd partner of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. The visit included meetings on collaborative opportunities in higher education. National Chiao Tung University, located in Hsinchu City is one of Taiwan’s leading public research […]

Gyo Obata today

A History of Inclusivity

While his Japanese-American family was interned during World War II, Gyo Obata found a welcoming place to learn and thrive at Washington University. In 1942, approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry — two-thirds of them American born — were forced from their homes and into internment camps. Gyo Obata’s family was ordered to the Tanofran […]

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