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WashU, Sichuan University collaborate on anthropology and archaeology research in China

A new agreement between anthropology and archaeology programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, will expand student and faculty exchanges and increase collaboration in field and laboratory research. “The archaeological program at Sichuan is among the very best in China. They are developing innovative projects coupled with cutting-edge research […]

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Look Who’s Graduating in 2018!

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring 2018 Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, the day after commencement. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, […]

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McDonnell Scholars Brave the Cold for Community Service

McDonnell Academy Scholars, Ambassadors Hayrettin Yucesoy and Ohad Kadan, and family members completed the mulching of garden beds on Saturday, March 31, as part of a community service initiative sponsored by the McDonnell Scholars Engagement Committee (SEC). The cold and rainy weather did not disrupt the flurry of wheelbarrows and shovels, as the group worked […]

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Mexico’s General Election 2018

Alfonso Navarro Bernachi, Head Consul to the Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, Missouri, was at Washington University in St. Louis on Monday, April 2, at the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.  He addressed students, faculty, and guests, presenting on “Mexico’s General Election 2018: The Institutional Strengths of the Mexican Electoral System?” This year, Mexico will hold […]

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Research & Innovation

35 Premier universities will unite to address the world’s most critical problems of the 21st century at the McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium, cohosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Plan now to attend, October 11-14, 2018! Keynote Speaker DR. JOHN P. HOLDREN | Science Advisor to President Barack Obama Visit Symposium Website for More […]

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A New Age: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Trump Administration

Join Dr. Swaran Singh for a round-table discussion about the United States propping up India through Ind-Pacific formulations and the Trump administration’s emphasis on an Indo-Pacific strategy. A New Age: Indo-Pacific Strategy and the Trump Administration Presented by Dr. Swaran Singh | Bio Jawaharlal Nehru University Friday, February 16, 2018 | 4:30 – 6:00 PM Danforth […]

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McDonnell Scholar Engagement Committee (SEC) established

The McDonnell Academy Scholar Engagement Committee (SEC) was formed in September 2017 with the mission of connecting Scholars. Its 12 members are current Scholars who volunteer in subcommittees which lead initiatives that strengthen the bonds amongst all McDonnell Scholars (alumni and current Scholars), and help current Scholars better connect to the St. Louis region. Currently, […]

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Hope in the fight against a devastating disease

Research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue new guidelines for treating lymphatic filariasis – a devastating tropical disease that can cause elephantiasis. An estimated 70 million people worldwide are infected with the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes. It can cause massive […]

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Child beverage choices in Guatemala deemed unhealthy

A new study focusing on beverages targeted to children in Guatemala found that most were of poor nutritional quality. Published in Public Health Nutrition, this study analyzed package marketing strategies along with health claims and compared them with the actual nutritional content. These beverages, marketed for children, consisted of fruit drinks, milk, carbonated beverages, water, […]

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