McDonnell Academy Hosts Symposium on Global Energy Future

From Oct. 1-5, 2010, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and Washington University in St. Louis were hosts to the Symposium on the Global Energy Future on the Danforth Campus. The highly anticipated event brought together presidents and top leadership from 23 of the Academy’s 25 university partners  throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America, […]

2008 & 2009 Scholars Visit New York City during 2010 Spring Break

Twenty-four McDonnell scholars visited New York City during the week of March 7th with Chancellor Mark Wrighton, Trustee John F. McDonnell and Academy Director James V. Wertsch. During their visit to New York to experience American culture and business, the scholars met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council on Foreign Relations […]

McDonnell Academy Welcomes Professor BB Bhattacharya

During the week of Nov. 1-7, 2009, the McDonnell Academy welcomed Vice Chancellor BB Bhattacharya of Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Professor Bhattacharya specializes in macro and monetary economics, public finance, planning & development and international finance. During his visit to Washington University, Professor Bhattacharya attended a number of events and engagement on the Washington […]

First Undergraduate Junior Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy selects Wei Zhang and Madison Hampden as its first undergraduate “Junior Scholars.” The McDonnell Academy has initiated a “Junior Scholars” program for undergraduate students at Washington University. This program is aimed at students pursuing leadership development activities that involve McDonnell Academy partner institutions in some way. Two students have been selected to […]

Twelve New Scholars for the 2009-10 Academic Year

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes the 2009 cohort of Scholars from Partner Universities around the world, including those from Santiago, Chile; Haifa, Israel; Budapest, Hungary; Beijing, China and many more. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy welcomes the following new students for the 2010-11 academic year: Ms. Sherria Ayuandin Ms. Da Young Chung Ms. Jiazi Guo Mr. Hyung Joo […]

Forum of Biomedicine Science Frontiers in June 2009

Professor Frank C-P Yin, Stephen F. and Camilla T. Brauer Professor, Chair of Biomedical Engineering & McDonnell Academy Ambassador to Tsinghua University attended the “Forum of Biomedicine Science Frontiers.” A delegation led by Frank Yin, the McDonnell Academy Ambassador to Tsinghua University and the Stephen F. & Camilla Brauer Professor of Biomedical Engineering, participated in […]

Three elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009

Three professors from Washington University in St. Louis have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new fellows are Ursula Goodenough, PhD, professor of biology in Arts & Sciences; James V. Wertsch, PhD, the Marshall S. Snow Professor in Arts & Sciences and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy; […]

New Partnership with Eisenhower Fellowships

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and Eisenhower Fellowships partnered in a new program in April of 2007. The St. Louis International Leadership Initiative will identify emerging local leaders and send them abroad to enhance their professional and personal growth, broaden their international perspectives and serve as U.S. ambassadors. Read the full story in the WashU newsroom.

Chronicle of Higher Education Features McDonnell International

In February 2009, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. “U.S. Colleges Get Serious With Partners Overseas” profiles the McDonnell Academy and other universities’ similar initiatives. This article is no longer available on the McDonnell Academy website. Washington University has acquired the rights to reprint a limited number of copies of […]

2008 International Symposium on Energy and Environment

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy second International Symposium on Energy and Environment takes place in December 2008. The symposium includes presentations and panel discussions by the presidents from most of the 20 partner schools of the McDonnell Academy. Important issues that each of their universities is addressing related to energy and the environment will be discussed. Additional […]