Three elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009

Three professors from Washington University in St. Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new fellows are Ursula Goodenough, PhD, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences; James V. Wertsch, PhD, the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy; […]

New Partnership with Eisenhower Fellowships

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and Eisenhower Fellowships partnered in a new program in April of 2007. The St. Louis International Leadership Initiative will identify emerging local leaders and send them abroad to enhance their professional and personal growth, broaden their international perspectives and serve as U.S. ambassadors. Read the full story in the WashU newsroom.

Chronicle of Higher Education Features McDonnell International

In February 2009, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. “U.S. Colleges Get Serious With Partners Overseas” profiles the McDonnell Academy and other universities’ similar initiatives. This article is no longer available on the McDonnell Academy website. Washington University has acquired the rights to reprint a limited number of copies of […]

Hoang Nam, PhD Announced as Academy Fellow

Hoang Nam, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Hochiminh City University of Technology, was announced as an Academy Fellow in February of 2008. Hoang Nam from Hochiminh City University of Technology, which is part of Vietnam National University, will be visiting as a Fellow at the McDonnell Academy for the month […]

Professor of Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay Visits WashU

A.K. Suresh, PhD was a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis for the spring 2008 semester. A.K. Suresh is Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Bombay. His expertise is in reaction engineering, multiphase and interfacial systems and nanotechnology. He earned his PhD degree from Monash University in Australia. He was the past head […]

Sam Pitroda Visits WashU

Mr. Sam Pitroda, the Chairman of the Knowledge Commission of India, visited Washington University on September 11, 2007 as the inaugural speaker in the McDonnell Academy’s Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Series. Mr. Pitroda had meetings with scholars  and ambassadors of the academy and Chancellor Mark Wrighton, and he visited departments and laboratories on the Danforth Campus as well as […]

WashU Magazine Features the Academy

WashU Magazine featured the McDonnell International Scholars Academy in the article “Educating Future World Leaders” in June of 2007.

McDonnell Scholar Kato Takes on Medicine and Law

Scholar Ryotaro Kato completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2004 and will receive a doctor of law degree at the May 18, 2007 commencement ceremony. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.

Scholars See American Politics Up Close

To better understand American politics, culture, history and government, a group of 18 recent graduates from Asia’s top research universities are visiting Washington, D.C., March 22-25, as part of their graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.

University of Tokyo Graduate-Prestigious American Fellowship

Ryotaro Kato holds a medical degree from the University of Tokyo, which is one of 16 leading Asian universities partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, along with two leading research institutions in Israel and two in Turkey. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.