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The Washington University in St. Louis Forums are designed to showcase top Washington University faculty members and to address global issues in ways that are accessible to a broad audience. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Pratim Biswas on energy choices, Dr. William Powderly on the public health consequences of the choices, and Dr. […]

S.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship | October 11

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30pm in Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Michael R. Auslin, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University in Washington, DC. He is an American writer, policy analyst, historian, and […]

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Across the globe, engineering a healthier environment

In summer 2017, a group of aerosol scientists, engineers and administrators from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to Asia to address some of the important problems related to energy, environment and health that we face today. The scientists, members of the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering — or CASE — took part in […]

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Cracking the case of global plant biodiversity

Two Washington University researchers are furthering our understanding of plant biodiversity around the globe. The biodiversity gradient is the increase in species richness that occurs from the poles to the tropics. It is  one of the most widely recognized patterns in ecology but no one is sure exactly why it exists. Because the phenomenon is […]

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

National Chiao Tung University

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai, China in 1896 as the second modern university in China and re-established in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1958 as a primary engineering and management research university. Today NCTU has become a comprehensive university consisting of nine colleges with 700 full-time faculty members and 14,000 students. Among […]

NCTU President Frank Chang & Chancellor Mark Wrighton sign an agreement between the two University's.

McDonnell Academy New Partner, National Chiao Tung University

During his first visit to Washington University, President M.C. Frank Chang, National Chiao Tung Univeristy, signed a partnership agreement, making NCTU the 33rd partner of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. The visit included meetings on collaborative opportunities in higher education. National Chiao Tung University, located in Hsinchu City is one of Taiwan’s leading public research […]

Professor Shenyang Guo

Guo named Yangtze River Scholar

Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs–Greater China at Washington University, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It  is the highest award issued to an individual in […]

Dandelions in field

Researchers from WashU, Xi’an Jiaotong University find a new use for a common weed

The common dandelion is cursed the world over for its ability to infest lawns and crops. But a Washington University engineer has found a surprising use for the pesky weed: the pappus of the dandelion — the white, fluffy materias surrounding the seed — can be used as a perfect pipette in the laboratory setting. […]

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The Healing Power of Tea

A Washington University in St. Louis team of engineers led by Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and their German collaborators are studying how a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders. These patients are susceptible […]

McDonnell Academy’s Cabot-Zhang Lecture | Feb 23

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall. The featured guest speaker was Consul General Lei Hong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. He spoke about U.S. – China Relations.  Hong is former Attache for the Information […]

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