McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2017 Cohort of Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will welcome 20 new Scholars as part of its incoming 2017-18 cohort, including its first Scholar from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico, the newest McDonnell Academy Partner. The cohort includes Scholars from eight countries, pursuing degrees in all seven academic divisions at Washington University in St. Louis.  The McDonnell Academy will have 87 Scholars in residence at […]

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Improving the Sustainability of Agriculture

A team including two Olin Business School faculty members took third prize at Syngenta’s recent Crop Challenge. 600 teams from around the world registered for the event; just five finalists were invited to present their ideas. The competition explores new methods to make crops more efficient. Read more at Yahoo Finance.

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Scholar vs Scholar, McDonnell Academy PhD-in-3D Competition Results

The McDonnell Academy hosted its PhD-in-3D Competition on Thursday, April 6 in Whitaker Auditorium.  There were 11 Scholars participating in the competition, all in their fourth or fifth year of their PhD degree program.  The presentations were varied, and ranged in topics including Turkish men’s moral worth, nitrogen fixing genes, cookstove imperialism,  building trust in international development […]

I-CARES 10th Year Anniversary Celebration

I-CARES invites you to join Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, campus leaders, and the university community to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related research and educational innovations at Washington University in St. Louis. Peter Wyse Jackson, President of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany, […]

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McDonnell Academy 2017 Recognition Ceremony

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented during the ceremony, and some Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, the Academy looks for […]

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A new theory on the origins of the Silk Road

The Silk Road has long held intrigue for modern historians and archaeologists who wish to understand the origins of the world’s most complex ancient overland trade system. New research from Washington University suggests that long before the vast east-west trade routes were traversed by Marco Polo, their foundations were being carved by nomads moving herds […]

McDonnell Academy’s Cabot-Zhang Lecture | Feb 23

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall. The featured guest speaker was Consul General Lei Hong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. He spoke about U.S. – China Relations.  Hong is former Attache for the Information […]

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McDonnell Academy’s ST Lee Lecture | Feb 16

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Dr. Atsushi Seike, President of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Seike is also Professor of Labor Economics, and has produced numerous publications, including ten authored or co-authored books, with a […]

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Going Global

Arts & Sciences’ Hold That Thought podcast series Going Global features anthropologists,economists, historians, and more as they examine issues and ideas from around the globe. Hold That Thought features research and ideas from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Explore and examine ideas from around the world at Hold That Thought website.

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Listening to Tonga

“Tonga is such an extreme place, and that makes it very revealing,” said S. Shawn Wei, a seismologist who earned his doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis and now is a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego. Dr. Wei is also a McDonnell International Scholars Academy Alum. Tonga is […]

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