McDonnell Academy and Social Policy Institute award $10,000 in seed grants

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Social Policy Institute, both at Washington University in St. Louis, have jointly announced the selection of three international policy-focused proposals to receive $10,000 seed grants. The selected proposals will develop research that fosters international collaboration on policy projects and includes faculty from both Washington University and an international […]

Assembly Series Lecture | The Third Pillar

Monday | April 27, 2020 | 4:30 PM Clark-Fox Forum | Hillman Hall, Danforth Campus Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and the Olin Business School, this Assembly Series lecture will feature Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. […]

Coronavirus Panel Discussion by China Forum

The China Forum will host the first-panel event of the year – Coronavirus Outbreak, A Global Health Emergency. Invited experts and professors from WashU’s school of medicine, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences will share their knowledge on the public health, social policy and political implications of the outbreak.  Monday, February 17 | 6 […]

(From left) Randall Martin, Rohit Pappu, Lan Yang

WashU researchers among most highly cited worldwide

Randall Martin, Rohit Pappu and Lan Yang, all professors in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, have been named among the most highly-cited researchers in the sciences by the Institute for Scientific Information. Martin, professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering; Pappu, professor of biomedical engineering; and Yang, professor of electrical & systems […]

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 […]

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 […]

Through financial literacy, empowerment for women

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. Women in sex work are at increased risk, and poverty is the most common reason for sex work. Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings […]

Research in the service of social policy

Socio-economic, educational and health-related inequities and inequalities adversely affect the wellbeing of people and communities in St. Louis, across the US, and worldwide. Washington University in St. Louis has established a new Social Policy Institute with the mission of bringing together research findings from schools and disciplines across the university to address these pressing and […]

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Li receives inaugural Wrighton Award for McDonnell Alumni

Chen Li, McDonnell International Scholars Academy alumnus, has received the Mark S. Wrighton Award for McDonnell Academy Alumni. He received six separate nominations and is the first recipient of this award which recognizes an alumnus having a significant impact on their communities or professional career, based directly on their experience in the program. Dr. Chen […]