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 […]

Engineering student expands emergency medical services globally

Zach Eisner, a junior in biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School, spent the past summer in Sierra Leone helping to expand emergency medical services (EMS) there. His organization, LFR International, works to provide basic trauma care around the globe. Eisner founded LFR International in 2018 with fellow WashU alumnus, Peter Delaney. Prior to that, he […]

The “pristine myth” of climate change

Tristram R. “T.R.” Kidder, the Edward S. and Tedi Macias Professor of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, has long studied the changes that humans have wrought on the land. In 2014, he published the earliest known archaeological evidence for human construction of large-scale levees and other flood-control systems in China — arguing that ancient levees […]

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For a school in Uganda, clean water

The Washington University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has partnered with Bulubandi Primary School in Iganga, Uganda, to create an improved source for potable water. Students at the school did not have an inexpensive, clean source of water that was available for daily use, so EWB has instituted a five-year partnership with Bulubandi. The […]

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Africa Speak: A Series

Join The Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for a conversation on their current work in Africa. This event series fosters learning and offers opportunities for collaboration. 4:30 – 6:00 PMBrown Lounge | Brown Hall, Room 112 For more information and to RSVP, please click button below. Africa Speak Spring 2020 Lineup February […]

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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 […]

McDonnell Academy International Symposium

The world is experiencing dramatic changes in many ways, including social, environmental, political, and technological forces. Research universities play a critical role in helping to understand and shape these forces. Given their scope and impact, collaborative work involving faculty across countries is key, as is the work of faculty from many different disciplines. It is […]

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Assembly Series: S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture

Has China Won? Kishore Mahbubani Distinguished Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Registration is advised. The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs Monday, October 7, 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | Washington University […]

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A new approach to fighting tuberculosis

According to the World Health Organization, about 1.5 million people died of TB in 2017, making it the most lethal infectious disease worldwide.  In the first days after the tuberculosis (TB) bacteria infect the body, a flurry of immune cells are activated to fight the infection. Now, researchers have identified a master cell that coordinates […]