McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19

The McDonnell Academy has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to kick-start 11 research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their collaborators from across the globe. The projects explore the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lessons for future pandemics. The recipients were chosen from a highly competitive applicant […]

Three quarantine lengths and outcomes

Model predicts repercussions of lifting quarantine

New interdisciplinary research from Washington University in St. Louis — carried out by an electrical and systems engineer and a biomedical engineer from the McKelvey School of Engineering and a health care economist from the Olin Business School — outlines the effects on the economy and health outcomes of three distinct quarantine scenarios. Their model […]

China Seminar

Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

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Li receives inaugural Wrighton Award for McDonnell Alumni

Chen Li, McDonnell International Scholars Academy alumnus, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni. He received six separate nominations and is the first recipient of this award which recognizes an alumnus having a significant impact on their communities or professional career, based directly on their experience in the program. Dr. Chen […]

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Celebrating McDonnell Scholar Graduates

View more photos from the event. The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2019. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. This cohort of […]

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First honorary doctorate bestowed in Israeli university’s 25-year history

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya presented an honorary doctorate — the first in its 25-year history — to Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for his long-standing contribution to academia, science and service. Wrighton received the honorary doctor of philosophy degree during a January 6 ceremony at the university in Herzliya, Israel. […]

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Look Who’s Graduating in 2018!

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy will host its Spring 2018 Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, the day after commencement. There will be a wide range of careers paths represented at the ceremony, and Scholars will have the opportunity to share their experience as a McDonnell Scholar while attending Washington University. In addition to academic talent, […]

Gateway Greening Initiative

McDonnell Scholars Brave the Cold for Community Service

McDonnell Academy Scholars, Ambassadors Hayrettin Yucesoy and Ohad Kadan, and family members completed the mulching of garden beds on Saturday, March 31, as part of a community service initiative sponsored by the McDonnell Scholars Engagement Committee (SEC). The cold and rainy weather did not disrupt the flurry of wheelbarrows and shovels, as the group worked […]

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McDonnell Scholar Engagement Committee (SEC) established

The McDonnell Academy Scholar Engagement Committee (SEC) was formed in September 2017 with the mission of connecting Scholars. Its 12 members are current Scholars who volunteer in subcommittees which lead initiatives that strengthen the bonds amongst all McDonnell Scholars (alumni and current Scholars), and help current Scholars better connect to the St. Louis region. Currently, […]