The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted a Scholar Recognition Ceremony & Reception on May 19, 2012. Three scholars (Li Chen, Sasithorn Payakanate and Juanyi Yu) gave speeches.
Three McDonnell International Scholars Academy students’ stories were introduced by their home university newsletters. Yunzi (Melody) Li’s story was featured by the University of Hong Kong’s Graduate School Newsletter in April 2012. Read Melody’s story in the Graduate School Newsletter(pdf). The Fudan University Newsletter’s E-Journal introduced the stories of Weijie (Jeffrey) Li and Liu (Jo) Zhang […]
WUSTL anthropologist, John Bowen to focus on Shariah and Law in Britain.
North Korea After Kim Jong Il Time: February 17th, 2012. 4:30 p.m. Venue: Simon Hall, May Auditorium Professor Han Sung-Joo is Professor Emeritus at Korea University. Prof. Han previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-94), UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (1996-97), a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda […]
Beginning in 2012, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy will recruit U.S. scholars as part of its incoming cohort. U.S. Scholars will comprise up to 25% of each cohort. U.S. scholars are expected to participate in all the activities organized by the Academy with other international scholars from partner institutions. In addition, U.S. Scholars will spend […]
On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Circus Harmony Financial Literacy workshop. This workshop was organized by Fernando Lopez, PhD student in Finance at the Olin Business School and a McDonnell scholar graduated from the University of Chile, and his wife Constanza Manzur. This activity provided Circus Harmony students with a three-hour […]
Graduate and professional students within the McDonnell International Scholars Academy shared their respective cultures with the general public on Saturday, Nov. 19, in an interactive fair at the Saint Louis Science Center, “Planet Passport: Your Journey to Our Multicultural World.” An estimated 700 people attended the event. During the fair, the scholars showcased the language, […]
Yuanming Shan, who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2010, has made a gift of his first month’s salary to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Jim Wertsch, Director of the academy, says, “the academy is deeply appreciative of the generous gift Yuanming has made.” Learn more about Yuanming Shan on his scholar […]
The men’s basketball team from Tsinghua University traveled to St. Louis to participate in the Lopata Classic Basketball Tournament at Washington University in St. Louis in the last week of November and first week of December. This is the first appearance of a team from outside the U.S. in a Washington University athletic event, and players from […]
Twenty-four McDonnell scholars visited New York City during the week of March 7th with Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Trustee John F. McDonnell and Academy Director James V. Wertsch. During their visit to New York to experience American culture and business, the scholars met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council on Foreign Relations […]