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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 […]

Research funded by the Living Earth Collaborative finds that sicker livestock may contribute to climate change

Research, led by Vanessa Ezenwa, a professor of ecology at the University of Georgia, and funded by the Living Earth Collaborative at Washington University in St. Louis, describes how parasites can cause animals to produce more methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Methane is a greenhouse gas with an effect on global warming 28-36 times more potent than carbon […]

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Hidden Costs of the Pandemic: Local and Global Perspectives

October 29, 2020 | 1:20 – 3:15 PM CST Join us for a panel discussion featuring local and global perspectives on the hidden costs of the pandemic. Experts across disciplines and countries will reflect on the many ways in which Covid-19 has transformed our lives – from the impact on women and children to the […]

Symposium Snapshot

Join us throughout the academic year for virtual events and initiatives featured during the McDonnell International Symposium. Symposium Snapshot will foster international and interdisciplinary collaborations and conversations focused on Hope in a Time of Uncertainty. WATCH video responses to “What gives you hope for the future?” Andrew Martin | Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis VIEW […]

WUSTL China Forum

The United States’ and Beijing’s latest confrontations have escalated tension between the two nations. The WUSTL China Forum has invited distinguished speakers from the U.S. and China to explore the relationship between two world powers and how the international community will be involved in the intersection. A New Cold WarThe Future of US-China Relations Wednesday […]

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