Three quarantine lengths and outcomes

Model predicts repercussions of lifting quarantine

New interdisciplinary research from Washington University in St. Louis — carried out by an electrical and systems engineer and a biomedical engineer from the McKelvey School of Engineering and a health care economist from the Olin Business School — outlines the effects on the economy and health outcomes of three distinct quarantine scenarios. Their model […]

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Singapore’s financial capability and asset building project expands to nationwide scale

In January 2017, the Next Age Institute (NAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) began the Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop Singaporean social workers’ knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable low-income families on their household finances. The second phase involved a […]

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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 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 long-term societal impact and lessons of the current pandemic. We are inviting […]

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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, […]

McDonnell Academy and Social Policy Institute award $10,000 in seed grants

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute, both at Washington University in St. Louis, have jointly announced the selection of three international policy-focused proposals to receive $10,000 seed grants. The selected proposals will develop research that fosters international collaboration on policy projects and includes faculty from both Washington University and an international […]

Assembly Series Lecture | The Third Pillar

Monday | April 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and the Olin Business School, this Assembly Series lecture will feature Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. […]

International Symposium

8th McDonnell Academy International Symposium 35 premier partner universities united in addressing the world’s most critical problems of the 21st century The university is tracking COVID-19. Get updates at coronavirus.wustl.edu. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person proceedings of the 8th International Symposium will be postponed to fall 2021. We will, however, hold a virtual session […]

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 […]

New insight into a deadly disease

In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]

Excavated human remains from a middle Bronze Age tomb at the site of Dali, Kazakhstan

Research collaboration sheds light on ancient populations

An international team of scholars has pooled their expertise to generate the largest study of ancient DNA published to date. Michael Frachetti, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, is co-senior author of the study, which was published in the journal Science. Genome-wide DNA information was ethically sourced from 523 ancient humans at archaeological […]

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