McDonnell Academy 5th International Symposium

The 5th Mcdonnell Academy International Symposium will focus on the global challenges of energy and environment, food and water, public health and aging.

Interim University-Sponsored International Travel Guidance

While a return to international travel is critical to the university’s mission, particularly our research mission, doing so must be executed thoughtfully and responsibly, given the uncertainty of the new COVID-impacted travel landscape. It is key that the university provides a higher level of support than usual to keep travelers healthy and safe. These measures […]

McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19

The McDonnell Academy has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to kick-start 11 research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their collaborators from across the globe. The projects explore the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lessons for future pandemics. The recipients were chosen from a highly competitive applicant […]

McDonnell Academy seeks proposals on infectious diseases and long-term impact of COVID-19

McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19 Infectious Diseases and COVID-19:  Addressing Challenges to Public Health and Society Through Global Collaboration The McDonnell International Scholars Academy seeks to spur collaborative research on issues related to public health challenges that stem from infectious diseases, like COVID-19, and the […]

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Wrighton urges international collaboration to reduce adverse impact from pandemic

During an international online forum on Friday, organized by the Beijing-based think tank Center for China and Globalization, leading analysts and educators stated that COVID-19  is causing paradigmatic shifts among universities worldwide. Guest panelist Mark Wrighton, Chancellor Emeritus of Washington University, said there had been important developments in online learning to cope with the pandemic, […]

2019 Wrighton Leadership Fellows Awardees

The McDonnell Academy admitted its first Scholars, selected in the fall of 2019 with programming to begin in the spring, who demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership potential in the Mark S. Wrighton Leadership Fellows Program. Jae Lee and Girish Sharma will be known as Wrighton Leadership Fellows.  Jae’s project seeks to develop a sustainability plan for the non-profit 501(c)3 global […]

Coronavirus Panel Discussion by China Forum

The China Forum will host the first-panel event of the year – Coronavirus Outbreak, A Global Health Emergency. Invited experts and professors from WashU’s school of medicine, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences will share their knowledge on the public health, social policy and political implications of the outbreak.  Monday, February 17 | 6 […]

Workshops

The core of the symposium will consist of faculty-driven workshops, intended to advance collaborative research. Faculty, administrators, and students from Washington University in St. Louis, McDonnell Academy Partners, and scholars from other world-wide institutions will participate in various workshop sessions focusing on the thematic areas while working to strengthen network connections and discover new opportunities […]

Our Planet at Risk

Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? The 21st century will be defined by unprecedented climatic shifts, with far-reaching consequences for planet Earth.  As the average global temperature continues to rise, we are already witnessing sea level rise, extreme weather, and catastrophic biodiversity loss. Beyond the environmental impact, in decades to come, climate change will […]

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