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 & […]

Alumnus Ani Vallabhaneni

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 […]

WashU-Conf-2020

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 […]

International Symposium

Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty OCTOBER 8 | 2020 | 8:30 – 10:00 AM (CST) This event will be conducted virtually via Zoom. The burden of the global pandemic on health systems, economies, and societies has been the most disruptive force in 2020.  It has brought into sharper focus other problems […]

WashU Athletics

Partnership with Nike, BSN Sports first for WashU Athletics

Washington University in St. Louis Department of Athletics has entered into a multi-year partnership with NIKE through BSN SPORTS, to be the official apparel, footwear, and uniform provider for WashU Athletics & Recreation. BSN will also serve as the official equipment provider.  NIKE is a global leader in the world of sport and we are […]

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 […]

Group activity during a training on “Understanding Household Finances”

Singapore’s financial capability and asset building project expands to nationwide scale

In January 2017, the Next Age Institute (NAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) began the Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop Singaporean social workers’ knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable low-income families on their household finances. The second phase involved a […]

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