Songqiao Wei in Antarctica

Songqiao (Shawn) Wei, a McDonnell Scholar and second-year PhD student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, went to Antarctica for his fieldwork from December 2011 to January 2012. He traveled from McMurdo Station to Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station with the Prime Minister of Norway, who was attending the centennial celebration of Amundsen’s arrival […]

First Undergraduate Junior Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy selects Wei Zhang and Madison Hampden as its first undergraduate “Junior Scholars.” The McDonnell Academy has initiated a “Junior Scholars” program for undergraduate students at Washington University. This program is aimed at students pursuing leadership development activities that involve McDonnell Academy partner institutions in some way. Two students have been selected to […]

Three elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009

Three professors from Washington University in St. Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new fellows are Ursula Goodenough, PhD, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences; James V. Wertsch, PhD, the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy; […]

Scholars See American Politics Up Close

To better understand American politics, culture, history and government, a group of 18 recent graduates from Asia’s top research universities are visiting Washington, D.C., March 22-25, as part of their graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.

University of Tokyo Graduate-Prestigious American Fellowship

Ryotaro Kato holds a medical degree from the University of Tokyo, which is one of 16 leading Asian universities partnered with Washington University in St. Louis in the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, along with two leading research institutions in Israel and two in Turkey. Read the full story in the WashU Newsroom.

Chancellor & Academy Committee Visit India

Chancellor Mark Wrighton led a team from Washington University in St. Louis to India to promote collaboration through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. The team consisted of Pratim Biswas, the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor and Chair, Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering; Himadri Pakrasi, George William and Irene Koechig Freiberg Professor in Arts & Sciences, […]

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