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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Scholars Tackle Misconceptions on Aging

The primary goal of the McDonnell Academy’s 6th International Symposium in Brisbane, Australia in September 2016 was to foster research collaborations among Academy partner institutions on major challenges facing societies around the world, especially energy and environment, food and water, public health, and population aging. As continuum to the Symposium, the Forum for Greater China […]

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Professors from WashU, Shanghai University, explore the benefits of a sharing economy

Collaborative consumption is an expanding economic force in our country and globally, with consumers sharing everything from cars, bicycles and even agricultural equipment. It happens quickly and efficiently, with a simple click of a button or a swipe of a finger. How does the explosion of this new business practice affect manufacturers? New research from […]

WashU engineer Yoram Rudy visiting fellow at Oxford

Yoram Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was a Royal Academy of Engineering distinguished visiting fellow and fellow of Merton College at the University of Oxford from Sept. 1 to Oct. 15. Rudy’s research aims to understand the mechanisms that underlie normal and abnormal rhythms of the […]

Report on IIT Bombay Faculty Alumni Network (FAN) Meeting

Washington University in St. Louis was honored to host this meeting of distinguished leaders from India and the United States. A report on the FAN Meeting can be found on the IITB Alumni Newsletter at http://www.iitbombay.org/fan While we cannot know the challenges the world will be facing in the years to come, we do know for sure that […]

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