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McDonnell Academy Celebrates Winter Graduates

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Winter Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and some Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, the Academy looks […]

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McDonnell Scholars Work to Conserve the Environment

McDonnell Academy Ambassador Ohad Kadan and several McDonnell Scholars participated in a community engagement project on October 14, with the Open Space Council (OSC). Professor Kadan, Scholars, staff and family members spent several hours at Forest River Trail Park in Sunset Hills, Missouri with shovels, rakes and wheel barrels digging through piles of crushed limestone […]

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Washington University in St. Louis Forums

The Washington University in St. Louis Forums are designed to showcase top Washington University faculty members and to address global issues in ways that are accessible to a broad audience. Keynote addresses will be given by Dr. Pratim Biswas on energy choices, Dr. William Powderly on the public health consequences of the choices, and Dr. […]

S.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship | October 11

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30pm in Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Michael R. Auslin, Williams-Griffis Fellow in Contemporary Asia at The Hoover Institution, Stanford University in Washington, DC. He is an American writer, policy analyst, historian, and […]

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Chancellor Wrighton Welcomes Scholars at Planetarium

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton welcomed the new 2017 cohort and resident McDonnell Academy Scholars to the St. Louis Planetarium for dinner and a starlight presentation. The Scholars and other invited guests enjoyed a reception in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium lobby, before moving to the second floor for dinner. Current Scholars and alumni presented one-minute […]

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McDonnell International Scholars Academy Welcomes 20 New Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 2017-2018 cohort of Scholars participated in the Academy’s Welcome Week activities, including a bowling competition, etiquette workshop and welcome reception at director James V. Wertsch’s home. The Academy’s Welcome Week is designed to help foster relationships and build a cohesive network of Scholars, strengthening the global ties between Washington University […]

McDonnell Scholars Enjoy Eclipse with John McDonnell

One of the most anticipated U.S. Midwest events of the year, the 2017 total solar eclipse, was experienced by McDonnell Scholars and guests at the home of Mr. John F. McDonnell, founding benefactor of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.  The Scholars, Chancellor and Mrs. Wrighton, and Mr. and Mrs. McDonnell, along with other invited family […]

McDonnell Scholars and spouse during Cardinal game.

McDonnell Scholars at Cardinal Game

The St. Louis Cardinals played the Milwaukee Brewers on June 14.  Although St. Louis lost, the McDonnell Scholars thoroughly enjoyed all the activities preceding and during the game.  With great seats and complimentary food bar, the Scholars and some of their families participated in one of the great American summer past-times– out to the ballgame! Visit the […]

NCTU President Frank Chang & Chancellor Mark Wrighton sign an agreement between the two University's.

McDonnell Academy New Partner, National Chiao Tung University

During his first visit to Washington University, President M.C. Frank Chang, National Chiao Tung Univeristy, signed a partnership agreement, making NCTU the 33rd partner of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. The visit included meetings on collaborative opportunities in higher education. National Chiao Tung University, located in Hsinchu City is one of Taiwan’s leading public research […]

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