Living Earth Collaborative

The Living Earth CollaborativeTM at Washington University in St. Louis is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of biodiversity and to ensuring the future of earth’s species in their many forms. The study of biodiversity provides a critical window into the ecosystems and environments that support all living organisms. What we can learn through the study of […]

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Global Incubator Seed Grants Awarded

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grants. Fifteen research teams from five WashU schools working across different disciplines have been selected to receive funding.  The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. These projects are expected to lead […]

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Promoting physical activity is key to achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

New evidence supports integrating strategies to promote increased physical activity as a key part of the action plan for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new study led by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Physical Activity Promotion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: […]

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Self-reliance index offers opportunity to track sustainable, longer-term progress for refugees

To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Self-Reliance Index. The index comprises 12 domains to try to show how a refugee family may fare […]

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WHO accepts COVID-19 reform recommendations from Harris Institute

A report on COVID-19 reforms convened by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute in the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, was submitted a World Health Organization (WHO) panel in preparation for a final report at a WHO meeting on pandemic preparedness. Read […]

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Researchers keep international COVID-19 projects moving forward

The pandemic resulted in an incredibly challenging period for international research. Through it all, WashU researchers collaborating with colleagues around the world continued to innovate and demonstrate remarkable resiliency to keep their projects going and their connections strong. Our team remained steadfast in our shared research priorities as the pandemic continued. Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Shanti K. […]

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WHO accepts COVID-19 reform recommendations from Harris Institute

A report on COVID-19 reforms convened by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute in the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, was submitted to a World Health Organization panel in preparation for a final report at a WHO meeting on pandemic preparedness. The […]

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McDonnell Academy Launches Global Incubator Seed Grants Fund

Call for Proposals Global Incubator Seed Grants FundAmount: $10,000 – $25,000 Deadline: July 1, 2021 The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to launch a new Global Incubator Seed Grants Fund. Our goal is to stimulate high-impact research projects in any discipline linking WashU faculty and international collaborators.  Proposals should include at least one international collaborator, with […]

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Olin lifts its sights toward a new global normal to business education

Washington University in St. Louis’ Olin Business School has climbed to new global heights, joining an elite cohort of triple-accredited business schools, while at the same time adding new degree programs and certifications — including a new online MBA that’s distinguished by its focus on preparing students for leadership in a digitally enabled world. Earning […]

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Wastewater treatment system recovers electricity, filters water

The lab of Zhen (Jason) He, professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, shows valuable resources can be recovered from wastewater using dual-function electrodes that also filter water in a microbial electrochemical system. He’s lab has developed one system that recovers and filters wastewater while creating electricity. Results from bench-scale trials were […]

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