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Developing transitions at the Africa Initiative

Benjamin Akande, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa and associate director of the Global Health Center at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named president of Champlain College in Vermont, effective July 1. During the past two years, the Africa initiative made headway on multiple fronts. The number of African students applying to the Graduate School […]

2019 Wrighton Leadership Fellows Awardees

The McDonnell Academy admitted its first Scholars, selected in the fall of 2019 with programming to begin in the spring, who demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential in the Mark S. Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program. Jae Lee and Girish Sharma will be known as Wrighton Leadership Fellows.  Jae’s project seeks to develop a sustainability plan for the non-profit 501(c)3 global […]

McDonnell alumnus offers special conveniences amid crisis

It’s not just the friendly service, but also the quality of the products that make The Foundry’s treats stand out: the red bean bun is made with actual ground beans, and the pineapple gems have real fresh fruit, for example.  Following graduation, Huong Pham, McDonnell alumnus, pursued a position as a strategy analyst for a […]

Global immersion program earns Olin MBA of the Year

A global immersion model earns Olin Business School the honor of MBA Program of the Year by Poets & Quants. A radical curricular overhaul implemented by Olin last year was cited by Poets & Quants as “evidence of one of the boldest and most innovative program changes any business school has made in many, many years.” At the […]

Excavated human remains from a middle Bronze Age tomb at the site of Dali, Kazakhstan

Research collaboration sheds light on ancient populations

An international team of scholars has pooled their expertise to generate the largest study of ancient DNA published to date. Michael Frachetti, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, is co-senior author of the study, which was published in the journal Science. Genome-wide DNA information was ethically sourced from 523 ancient humans at archaeological […]

(From left) Randall Martin, Rohit Pappu, Lan Yang

WashU researchers among most highly cited worldwide

Randall Martin, Rohit Pappu and Lan Yang, all professors in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, have been named among the most highly-cited researchers in the sciences by the Institute for Scientific Information. Martin, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering; Pappu, professor of biomedical engineering; and Yang, professor of electrical & systems […]

Faculty Global Engagement Survey

Washington University faculty to share information about their work involving international research and education. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs is gathering this information from faculty for two reasons: To inform the WashU strategic planning process related to global engagement. The information will give a more complete picture of where and how to focus. […]

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China Scholarship Council new student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council, the Chinese Ministry of Education’s branch that oversees international exchange and collaboration. The award enables a dual doctoral program with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), a McDonnell […]

Research Funding Opportunities

A number of sources that identify and manage new funding opportunities are available to aid Washington University researchers. Please visit the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research for more information. Global engagement is integral to advancing WashU’s research, teaching, and reputation. Solving large scale international problems cannot be done in or by a single country.  Many areas […]

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Heading off a deadly superbug

Hypervirulent strains of the bacteria Klebsiella caused tens of thousands of infections in China, Taiwan and South Korea last year, and the bacteria are spreading around the world. About half of people infected with hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella die. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have produced […]