2012 McDonnell Academy Recognition Ceremony

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted a Scholar Recognition Ceremony & Reception on May 19, 2012. Three scholars (Li Chen, Sasithorn Payakanate and Juanyi Yu) gave speeches.

Scholars’ Stories Published Abroad

Three McDonnell International Scholars Academy students’ stories were introduced by their home university newsletters. Yunzi (Melody) Li’s story was featured by the University of Hong Kong’s Graduate School Newsletter in April 2012. Read Melody’s story in the Graduate School Newsletter(pdf). The Fudan University Newsletter’s E-Journal introduced the stories of Weijie (Jeffrey) Li and Liu (Jo) Zhang […]

Lecture by Professor Han Sung-Joo

North Korea After Kim Jong Il Time: February 17th, 2012. 4:30 p.m. Venue: Simon Hall, May Auditorium Professor Han Sung-Joo is Professor Emeritus at Korea University. Prof. Han previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1993-94), UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (1996-97), a member of the UN Inquiry Commission on the 1994 Rwanda […]

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 […]

Academy Recruits U.S. Scholars

Beginning in 2012, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy will recruit U.S. scholars as part of its incoming cohort. U.S. Scholars will comprise up to 25% of each cohort. U.S. scholars are expected to participate in all the activities organized by the Academy with other international scholars from partner institutions. In addition, U.S. Scholars will spend […]

Circus Harmony Financial Literacy Workshop

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted the Circus Harmony Financial Literacy workshop. This workshop was organized by Fernando Lopez, PhD student in Finance at the Olin Business School and a McDonnell scholar graduated from the University of Chile, and his wife Constanza Manzur. This activity provided Circus Harmony students with a three-hour […]

Planet Passport

Graduate and professional students within the McDonnell International Scholars Academy shared their respective cultures with the general public on Saturday, Nov. 19, in an interactive fair at the Saint Louis Science Center, “Planet Passport: Your Journey to Our Multicultural World.” An estimated 700 people attended the event. During the fair, the scholars showcased the language, […]

McDonnell Alumnus Yuanming Shan Gives Back

Yuanming Shan, who graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2010, has made a gift of his first month’s salary to the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. Jim Wertsch, Director of the academy, says, “the academy is deeply appreciative of the generous gift Yuanming has made.” Learn more about Yuanming Shan on his scholar […]

Men’s Basketball Team from Tsinghua University in Beijing Visits WashU

The men’s basketball team from Tsinghua University traveled to St. Louis to participate in the Lopata Classic Basketball Tournament at Washington University in St. Louis in the last week of November and first week of December. This is the first appearance of a team from outside the U.S. in a Washington University athletic event, and players from […]