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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Forming the will to brighten the way

The challenges we face in the 21st century requires international cooperation and corroboration more than ever. Even domestic affairs such as primaries and general elections have global implications for defining and redefining democracy through practice. The 7thMcDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium set the goal of addressing global challenges in health, energy and environment, and agriculture. Scholars […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Improving our society on a big scale

It was my pleasure and privilege to attend Washington University’s 7th International Symposium in Beijing. Business leaders who ran multinational companies and some of the world’s most accomplished academics were present at the symposium. The concentration of leaders from different disciplines lent a great opportunity to listen to interdisciplinary methods of addressing the world’s most […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Deeply intertwined connections

My experience in Beijing during the 7thInternational McDonnell Academy Symposium was marked by kind hospitality of the people in China, thought-provocative sessions, and the following intense discussions with fellow scholars, professors, and industry experts. The Symposium highlighted the role played by research universities to solve the global problems of Energy, Environment, Health, and Agriculture. After […]

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Welcome to Beijing!

Agriculture, food and water challenges will be among the topics addressed during the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, held October 11-14 in Beijing and co-hosted with Tsinghua University. As a Chinese native, what I feel most excited about the 7th McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium is the fact that it takes place in China. This […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Discussing Air Quality

Improving air quality is challenge in Beijing and much of Asia. Environment, agriculture, food and water issues will be among the topics addressed during the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, held October 11-14 in Beijing and co-hosted with Tsinghua University. In the middle of a busy semester at Washington University in the 4th year of […]

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Looking forward to Beijing

October 11-14, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy holds its 7th International Symposium in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by Tsinghua University. The start of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2018 Symposium is just around the corner, and we will be leaving for China in less than two weeks. This will be my first time visiting China […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Building global health partnerships between China, the United States and Africa

Global health and strengthening collaborations to improve it will be among the topics discussed at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 7thInternational Symposium in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by Tsinghua University. China has been investing massively in Africa in recent years. Chinese companies have invested over $30 billion in the continent and will be investing even […]

McDonnell Scholar Blog: Starting Small, Thinking Globally

Agriculture, food and water challenges will be among the topics addressed during the McDonnell International Scholars Academy 7th International Symposium, held October 11-14 in Beijing and co-hosted by Tsinghua University. As the cool autumn breeze pushes the hot summer heat in St. Louis, many of us at Washington University look forward to joining the 7thInternational Symposium […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forum for Greater China

Read the Forum Highlights! WashU Forum for Greater China Executive Summary Washington University in St Louis Forums showcase top Washington University faculty members and engage local academic and business experts to consider and address global issues. Keynote addresses were given by Dr. Francis Sessions Cole, MD on personalized medicine, and Dr. Robert D. Schreiber on […]

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Field Notes | Azores, Portugal

Volcanic craters, fumeroles and hot springs mark the rugged landscape of São Miguel island, in the remote Portuguese Azores, where undergraduate students from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to study field geology techniques during their 2018 spring break. Watch the Field Notes video! In this upper-division field geology course (EPS496), the students advanced their […]

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