Mary M. McKay

Mary M. McKay

Vice Provost of Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Member, WashU Global Advisory Council

Mary McKay is the vice provost for interdisciplinary initiatives.  The mission of her role is to enhance interdisciplinary research and education across the Danforth Campus and to build the collaborations the community needs to ensure the successful implementation of the university’s strategic plan. She also serves on the WashU Global Advisory Council. McKay joined the […]

Mark S. Wrighton

Mark S. Wrighton

University Ambassador for International Strategy & Chancellor Emeritus

James and Mary Wertsch Distinguished University Professor & Member, WashU Global Advisory Council

Mark S. Wrighton PhD, is the James and Mary Wertsch Distinguished University Professor and chancellor emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis. He currently serves as a university ambassador for international strategy and member of the WashU Global Advisory Council. For almost 24 years (July 1995-May 2019), Wrighton served as the 14th chancellor and chief executive […]

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Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases

December 21, 2023

Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded to an individual who has made significant and unique contributions to efforts to control […]

Seed grant-funded projects reap life-changing results
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Seed grant-funded projects reap life-changing results

October 23, 2023

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy at Washington University, with support from the Office of the Provost, awards seed grants that stimulate high-impact research linking university experts with our partners around the world. These investments help research teams, often representing cross-disciplinary fields, demonstrate the power and potential of their work. 

WashU Expert: Trauma, histories of victimhood will influence Israeli response
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WashU Expert: Trauma, histories of victimhood will influence Israeli response

October 10, 2023

On Oct. 7, Palestinian militants launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, killing nearly 900 Israelis and taking 150 more hostage. The hostages include civilians, children, elderly and soldiers. The attack, which many have compared to the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States, took the world and the Israeli military by surprise. Carly Wayne, an […]

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Iannotti to Lead Effort Linking Environment to Human Well-Being

September 29, 2023

For more than two decades, Brown School Professor Lora Iannotti’s work has focused on nutrition around the world, from a study of wild foods in Madagascar to an intervention aimed at feeding fish to more children in Kenya. Her new job title is certainly a mouthful, but it signifies important work that she believes will help carry […]

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Two faculty named to human rights panel

August 4, 2023

Washington University in St. Louis’ Leila Sadat and Kim Thuy Seelinger have been nominated to serve on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)’s Moscow Mechanism panel of experts. Sadat is the James Carr Professor of International Law at the School of Law and a fellow at Yale Law School’s Schell Center for Human Rights; Seelinger is a research […]

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