2008 & 2009 Scholars Visit New York City during 2010 Spring Break

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 […]

First Undergraduate Junior Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy selects Wei Zhang and Madison Hampden as its first undergraduate “Junior Scholars.” The McDonnell Academy has initiated a “Junior Scholars” program for undergraduate students at Washington University. This program is aimed at students pursuing leadership development activities that involve McDonnell Academy partner institutions in some way. Two students have been selected to […]

Twelve New Scholars for the 2009-10 Academic Year

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes the 2009 cohort of Scholars from Partner Universities around the world, including those from Santiago, Chile; Haifa, Israel; Budapest, Hungary; Beijing, China and many more. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes the following new students for the 2010-11 academic year: Ms. Sherria Ayuandin Ms. Da Young Chung Ms. Jiazi Guo Mr. Hyung Joo […]

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.