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Two WashU faculty appointed special advisers to International Criminal Court

Washington University faculty members are among the 17 esteemed experts appointed as Special Advisors to new Prosecutor, Karim A.A. Khan, of the International Criminal Court in the Hague. Leila Sadat, the James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law and the director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the School of Law, will […]

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Global Incubator Seed Grants Awarded

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Global Incubator Seed Grants. Fifteen research teams from five WashU schools working across different disciplines have been selected to receive funding.  The program aims to stimulate high-impact research initiatives linking WashU faculty and international collaborators. These projects are expected to lead […]

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Grinstein-Weiss addresses U.N. session on status of women

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and director of the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, spoke March 15 at the civil society forum of the United Nations session on the Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental […]

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M.Arch Students From WashU’s Sam Fox School publish studio work investigating international housing from social, cultural, and environmental framework

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis recently announced the publication of International Housing Studio: 2017-2019, which highlights the work of the 419 International Housing studio in the Master of Architecture program. A core studio taken by all graduate architecture students, the 419 International Housing studio draws from the […]

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A tale of two forests could reveal path forward for saving endangered lemurs

To figure out how to best support these two endangered species — black-and-white ruffed lemurs and diademed sifakas — scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are joining up with researchers at the Saint Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden and Madagascar-based partners for an innovative research effort under the Living Earth Collaborative. Through the Eric P. […]

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Brantmeier receives grant to promote Arabic and Persian literacy

Cindy Brantmeier, professor of applied linguistics in international and area studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a STARTALK  summer grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) to promote Arabic and Persian literacy in the St. Louis region. Building upon her previous research, Brantmeier will develop a self-assessment criterion referenced instrument that […]

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China Forum presents Professor Wang Gungwu

The China Forum student group highlight event of the semester: From the Qing Empire to the Chinese Nation-State, Legacies, Contradictions and Contemporary Challenges, featuring Professor Wang Gungwu from the National University of Singapore. Professor Wang is a prolific scholar of modern Chinese history and has done several events at the Harvard Fairbank Centre and NUS […]

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WashU alum is making the world a better place

Rebecca van Bergen, WashU Woman Innovator, is included in InStyle magazine’s 50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2021. Van Bergen is the founder of Nest. The nonprofit organization helps skilled and talented artisans around the world make a sustainable living and preserve their cultural heritage. Nest has built a global network of more than […]

Climate, real-world examples are focus for high school chemistry update

Two Washington University educators have developed a high school chemistry curriculum based on real-life impacts and data, including figures from the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  The new curriculum is co-authored by Michael E. Wysession, a professor in earth and planetary sciences, and Bryn Lutes, a lecturer in chemistry, both in Arts & […]

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Solving urban sanitation challenges

More than 4 billion people worldwide don’t have access to sanitation or use methods that release nontreated waste back into the environment, which leads to the spread of deadly diseases. Alumnus Ani Vallabhaneni is co-founder of Sanergy which solves urban sanitation challenges and changes lives. The Fresh Life Toilet had its genesis as an academic […]

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