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Conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives

The conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives will take place at National Taiwan University on April 11-12, 2019 in Taipei. Following years of pilot testing and research, Taiwan has started a national policy of child development accounts, which is a major focus of the meeting. Three Washington University faculty are headline speakers at the conference: […]

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3D printing: A model for sustainable construction?

Could 3D printing change the way buildings are made? That was the question explored by a team of Washington University in St. Louis students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the School of Engineering & Applied Science. With support from the International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES), the team […]

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Cabot-Zhang Endowed Lectureship

The Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Endowed Lectureship series offers unique opportunities for students and faculty at Washington University, along with the St. Louis community, to learn about issues of global leadership, particularly in China. Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:30 PM Emerson Auditorium | Knight Hall | Danforth Campus Register to Attend The Cabot-Zhang Endowed Lectureship was […]

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McDonnell Scholar Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

McDonnell Scholar Po-Cheng Lin delivered a winning presentation at the Three Minute Thesis competition during the McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium in Beijing, China. One of the highlights at the Symposium was the 3MT® Competition, featuring 15 students from McDonnell partner universities. The judges narrowed the winners to one student per theme, and the audience selected […]

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McDonnell Scholar Blog: Taking the Heat

On Oct. 14, during the 7thMcDonnell International Scholars Academy symposium workshop “Taking the Heat: Using Journalism for Educational Engagement on Climate,” a group of experienced journalists and scholars highlighted journalism’s function in educating the public on climate change, and presented us the future of journalism as offering more solutions to this urgent global problem. This […]

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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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