Building in Berlin

Understanding mental illness in a post-socialist city

Lauren Cubellis, a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a 2017-18 DAAD Long-Term Research Grant for Doctoral Dissertation Research and a 2017-18 DAAD Intensive Language Course Grant, Goethe Institute. DAAD is the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Cubellis will conduct dissertation fieldwork in Berlin with clinicians and peer specialists […]

Jason Purnell

Furthering public health at home

For the Sake of All, a Washington University in St. Louis-based initiative to improve health equity for African-Americans in the St. Louis region, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The grant will support research and development of a “toolkit” for the implementation of programs and strategies to create inclusive, […]

Navigating cross-cultural communication

Exercise patience. Listen. Show interest. Make friends. Experts from across Washington University share tips on how to navigate interactions across cultures, backgrounds and experiences. “If we truly value other people’s opinions and believe that they have important ideas to offer, then we need to be patient enough to encourage them to participate.” – Edem Dzunu, […]

Phil Dybvig headshot

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 […]

John F. McDonnell at podium

Washington University announces $20 million McDonnell Scholarship Challenge

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has announced a $20 million commitment from Life Trustee John F. McDonnell to support scholarships and fellowships as part of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. This is one of the largest single scholarship gifts in the history of the university. The gift establishes the McDonnell Scholarship Challenge, which will […]

Michael King on street.

Leaving an imprint on cities around the globe

Washington University alumnus Michael King has worked on every continent except Australia and Antarctica to make cities more livable, safer and better prepared for the future. As a “traffic calmer,” King is helping to reinvent the way we view urban environments. Traffic calming is an approach to urban design that aims to reduce traffic and […]

Gyo Obata today

A History of Inclusivity

While his Japanese-American family was interned during World War II, Gyo Obata found a welcoming place to learn and thrive at Washington University. In 1942, approximately 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry — two-thirds of them American born — were forced from their homes and into internment camps. Gyo Obata’s family was ordered to the Tanofran […]

Group of women bakers in Culver in Rwanda

Making an impact in the world

Washington University MBA student Markie Culver is driven by a desire to make a positive impact in the world. Culver is founder of The Women’s Bakery, a social enterprise that trains East African women to build, operate, manage and sustain their own bakeries, empowering them to invest in their health, their families and their communities. […]

Two WashU students at Sygenta Crop Challenge

Improving the Sustainability of Agriculture

A team including two Olin Business School faculty members took third prize at Syngenta’s recent Crop Challenge. 600 teams from around the world registered for the event; just five finalists were invited to present their ideas. The competition explores new methods to make crops more efficient. Read more at Yahoo Finance.