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 […]

Professor Shenyang Guo

Guo named Yangtze River Scholar

Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs–Greater China at Washington University, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It  is the highest award issued to an individual in […]

New name, additional emphasis ahead for rechristened I-CARES: InCEES

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton spoke at the 10th anniversary celebration of the university’s International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, or InCEES, formerly I-CARES, when other campus leaders, and the university community celebrated their 10 year anniversary of the institutional hub for energy, environment and sustainability related research and educational innovations at Washington University in St. Louis. […]

McDonnell Academy Welcomes 2017 Cohort of Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will welcome 20 new Scholars as part of its incoming 2017-18 cohort, including its first Scholar from Tecnologico de Monterrey, in Mexico, the newest McDonnell Academy Partner. The cohort includes Scholars from eight countries, pursuing degrees in all seven academic divisions at Washington University in St. Louis.  The McDonnell Academy will have 87 Scholars in residence at […]

McDonnell Scholars on stage at competition

Scholar vs Scholar, McDonnell Academy PhD-in-3D Competition Results

The McDonnell Academy hosted its PhD-in-3D Competition on Thursday, April 6 in Whitaker Auditorium.  There were 11 Scholars participating in the competition, all in their fourth or fifth year of their PhD degree program.  The presentations were varied, and ranged in topics including Turkish men’s moral worth, nitrogen fixing genes, cookstove imperialism,  building trust in international development […]

Group photo of graduates

McDonnell Academy 2017 Recognition Ceremony

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, 2017. View Ceremony Photos There were a wide range of careers paths represented during the ceremony, and some Scholars had the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, the Academy looks for Scholars […]

McDonnell Academy’s Cabot-Zhang Lecture | Feb 23

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Cabot Corporation-Xinsheng Zhang Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall. The featured guest speaker was Consul General Lei Hong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago. He spoke about U.S. – China Relations.  Hong is former Attache for the Information […]

Albright-Hadley Conversation: View the Tape

A discussion with former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley, moderated by Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting took place on February 8 in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis. Secretary Albright and Stephen Hadley were co-chairs […]

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McDonnell Academy’s ST Lee Lecture | Feb 16

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Seng Teng Lee Endowed Lecture on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4pm in Steinberg Auditorium in Steinberg Hall.  The featured guest speaker was Dr. Atsushi Seike, President of Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Seike is also Professor of Labor Economics, and has produced numerous publications, including ten authored or co-authored books, with a […]

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