Jean-Francois Trani

In conflict-affected states, insufficient healthcare affects most vulnerable

Brown School associate professor Jean-Francois Trani is  interested in the intersection of mental health, disability, vulnerability and poverty. He conducts field research that informs policy and service design in conflict-affected fragile states and low-income countries. A new study co-authored by Trani finds that despite 15 years of investment in the Afghan healthcare sector by the […]

EMBA class in Mumbai

Preparing world leaders

In July 2017, the third cohort (“Batch 3”) of students in the joint IIT-Bombay-Washington University Executive MBA program gathered in in Mumbai to begin an 18-month course to advance their leadership skills while continuing their full-time careers. WashU Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Olin Dean Mark Taylor welcomed the new class via video message. Shivganesh Bhargava, […]

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Shaping the world economy

Olin Business School professor Phil Dybvig’s expertise is in shaping the world economy. Dybvig was one of six distinguished academics invited to address the G7 summit held May 11-13, 2017 in Italy. The G7 is a meeting of the world’s seven most industrialized economies. It plays an important role in shaping nations’ responses to global […]

Tashbulak dig site

Clues from a lost city

Washington University anthropologist Michael Frachetti is leading groundbreaking research on an ancient city in Uzbekistan. Lost and abandoned for a thousand years, the medieval city of Tashbulak lies buried beneath an isolated pasture high in the mountains. Before being discovered by Frachetti and his Uzbek co-investigator, Farhod Maksudov, in 2011, the well-preserved site was unknown […]

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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InCEES Director, UCSC Professor recipients of $1M grant

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a two-year, $1 million grant to Himadri B. Pakrasi, the Myron and Sonya Glassberg/Albert and Blanche Greensfelder Distinguished University Professor and director of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), to collaborate with Jonathan Zehr, Distinguished Professor of Ocean Sciences at the University of […]

Night view of Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the Bund, Shanghai, China

Washington University, Partner Universities Host China Forum on Aging

By the year 2050, the number of Chinese citizens over the age of 65 is expected to reach 329 million. About 120 million of those people will be over age 80, with some 20 percent suffering from dementia. If life expectancies continue to rise as expected, Alzheimer’s disease could be not only one of the […]