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McDonnell Academy Celebrates Winter Graduates

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Winter Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at 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 […]

McDonnell Scholars at community service

McDonnell Scholars Work to Conserve the Environment

McDonnell Academy Ambassador Ohad Kadan and several McDonnell Scholars participated in a community engagement project on October 14, with the Open Space Council (OSC). Professor Kadan, Scholars, staff and family members spent several hours at Forest River Trail Park in Sunset Hills, Missouri with shovels, rakes and wheel barrels digging through piles of crushed limestone […]

S.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship | October 11

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30pm in Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Michael R. Auslin, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University in Washington, DC. He is an American writer, policy analyst, historian, and […]

Night Sky projection at Planetarium

Chancellor Wrighton Welcomes Scholars at Planetarium

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton welcomed the new 2017 cohort and resident McDonnell Academy Scholars to the St. Louis Planetarium for dinner and a starlight presentation. The Scholars and other invited guests enjoyed a reception in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium lobby, before moving to the second floor for dinner. Current Scholars and alumni presented one-minute […]

McDonnell Scholar Retreat 2017 T-shirt

McDonnell International Scholars Academy Welcomes 20 New Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2017-2018 cohort of Scholars participated in the Academy’s Welcome Week activities, including a bowling competition, etiquette workshop and welcome reception at director James V. Wertsch’s home. The Academy’s Welcome Week is designed to help foster relationships and build a cohesive network of Scholars, strengthening the global ties between Washington University […]

McDonnell Scholars Enjoy Eclipse with John McDonnell

One of the most anticipated U.S. Midwest events of the year, the 2017 total solar eclipse, was experienced by McDonnell Scholars and guests at the home of Mr. John F. McDonnell, founding benefactor of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.  The Scholars, Chancellor and Mrs. Wrighton, and Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell, along with other invited family […]

Diverse canopy of Amazonian forest in Peru

Cracking the case of global plant biodiversity

Two Washington University researchers are furthering our understanding of plant biodiversity around the globe. The biodiversity gradient is the increase in species richness that occurs from the poles to the tropics. It is  one of the most widely recognized patterns in ecology but no one is sure exactly why it exists. Because the phenomenon is […]

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 […]

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