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 32nd 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 […]

Professor Shenyang Guo

Guo named Yangtze River Scholar

Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs–Greater China at Washington University, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It  is the highest award issued to an individual in […]

Dandelions in field

Researchers from WashU, Xi’an Jiaotong University find a new use for a common weed

The common dandelion is cursed the world over for its ability to infest lawns and crops. But a Washington University engineer has found a surprising use for the pesky weed: the pappus of the dandelion — the white, fluffy materias surrounding the seed — can be used as a perfect pipette in the laboratory setting. […]

New name, additional emphasis ahead for rechristened I-CARES: InCEES

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton spoke at the 10th anniversary celebration of the university’s International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, or InCEES, formerly I-CARES, when other campus leaders, and the university community celebrated their 10 year anniversary of the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related research and educational innovations at Washington University in St. Louis. […]

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 […]

Two WashU students at Sygenta Crop Challenge

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.

McDonnell Scholars on stage at competition

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 […]

Group photo of graduates

McDonnell Academy 2017 Recognition Ceremony

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

1 2 3 15