Research in the service of social policy

Socio-economic, educational and health-related inequities and inequalities adversely affect the wellbeing of people and communities in St. Louis, across the US, and worldwide. Washington University in St. Louis has established a new Social Policy Institute with the mission of bringing together research findings from schools and disciplines across the university to address these pressing and […]

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Li receives inaugural Wrighton Award for McDonnell Alumni

Chen Li, McDonnell International Scholars Academy alumnus, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni. He received six separate nominations, and is the first recipient of this award which recognizes an alumnus having a significant impact on their communities or professional career, based directly on their experience in the program. Dr. Chen […]

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Assembly Series: S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture

Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Registration is advised. The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University […]

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Professor Jun named a fellow by the American Chemical Society

Young-Shin Jun, professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, has been named a fellow by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She is the first recipient from the McKelvey School of Engineering and the third at Washington University in St. Louis. Jun is one of 70 members of the society to be named […]

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Exceptional healthcare across geography

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has formed a collaboration with China-based Huici Health Management Co. to assist with physician training and the design of a new medical center — including a 1,000-bed hospital — in Suzhou, eastern China. In turn, medical students, residents and fellows from the School of Medicine will have […]

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Anthropology’s Alyanak named Volkswagen postdoctoral fellow

Oguz Alyanak, an anthropology doctoral student in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been selected for a Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities to support his research on the social lives of working-class Muslim men in Germany, France and other European countries. The fellowship, designed to strengthen trans-Atlantic academic relations in the […]

Obesity, climate change, hunger: A ‘Global Syndemic’

The international Lancet Commission on Obesityreleased its major new reportJan. 27. The main takeaway? Obesity, climate change and hunger are inextricably linked and must be fought as one challenge. Ross Hammond, the Betty Bofinger Brown Associate Professor, and Peter Hovmand, director of the Social System Design Laband professor of practice, both of the Brown School at Washington University in […]

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Celebrating McDonnell Scholar Graduates

View more photos from the event. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. This cohort of […]

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S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series

Innovation and Social Welfare in Israel Isaac Herzog Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the Social Policy Institute, and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis Monday, May 13, 5:00 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | […]

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National Memory in a Time of Populism | A Conference

Sponsored by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and Washington University in St. Louis In an effort to understand the new forms and importance of national memory in an era of growing populism and tribalism, this AAAS conference will bring together leading experts from history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and political science as well as […]

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