New insight into a deadly disease

In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]

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What rain and mud can tell us about climate change

Washington University in St. Louis researcher Bronwen Konecky is piecing together a story about Earth’s climatic history — and what it can tell us about our planet’s future. Konecky, an assistant professor in Earth & planetary sciences, conducts fieldwork in tropical areas from Peru to Uganda to Southeast Asia collecting and analyzing rainwater samples and […]

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Africa Initiative Awards Pilot Grants

In its first cycle, The Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded three pilot grants of $10,000 each to three projects. The purpose of this pilot grant program is to advance collaborative research in the fields of health and human development and to forge meaningful research collaborations between faculty at Washington University […]

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Research collaboration sheds light on ancient populations

An international team of scholars has pooled their expertise to generate the largest study of ancient DNA published to date. Michael Frachetti, professor of archaeology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University, is co-senior author of the study, which was published in the journal Science. Genome-wide DNA information was ethically sourced from 523 ancient humans at archaeological […]

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Pioneering work at the Center for Social Development influences financial social work in China

In a national effort to alleviate poverty, China has already invested deeply in financial technology (“FinTech”) to achieve financial inclusion. In this context, financial social work (FSW) is a good fit with China’s public priorities and the interests of social workers, researchers, policymakers and educators. Over the course of two decades, Washington University’s Center for […]

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International collaboration leads to breakthrough in metamaterials

A collaboration between Professor Guy Genin, the Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Changqing Chen, professor in the School of Aerospace and director of Tsinghua University’s Institute of Solid Mechanics (ISM), has led to a breakthrough in the development of metamaterials that can be designed to […]

An eye toward better air quality in India

Poor air quality is a chronic and persistent problem in India. Recently, air quality in New Delhi reached levels so dangerous that schools closed, flights were canceled and a public health emergency was declared.  But thanks to a partnership between the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Indian Institute of […]

Faculty Global Engagement Survey

Washington University faculty to share information about their work involving international research and education. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs is gathering this information from faculty for two reasons: To inform the WashU strategic planning process related to global engagement. The information will give a more complete picture of where and how to focus. […]

WashU alum opens first fistula hospital in Uganda

An obstetric fistula is a hole that forms near the vagina after prolonged obstructed labor. The condition can result in long-term health issues and, in some cases, death. When Seruyange first met L. Lewis Wall at Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, she revealed her dream of building a fistula hospital in her home […]

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China Scholarship Council new student cohort welcomed to campus

The McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis recently welcomed the first cohort of students funded by a prestigious new grant from the China Scholarship Council, the Chinese Ministry of Education’s branch that oversees international exchange and collaboration. The award enables a dual doctoral program with Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), a McDonnell […]

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