Aleppo, Syria degraded ruin

Looking at ‘wastelands’ through a humanities lens

This fall, Nancy Y. Reynolds and Anne-Marie McManus launched the Mellon Sawyer Seminar,  “Grounding the Ecocritical: Materializing Wastelands and Living on in the Middle East.”  “Wastelands” refers to places with material and environmental degradation, ruin, and decay, as well as the social and natural life that inhabits them. “Ecocriticism” is the study of the relationship […]

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A Twist: Harnessing the Sun to Combat Global Warming

A team of students from Sam Fox School and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are preparing for Solar Decathalon 2017. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial competition challenges university teams from around the world to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. Winners will be selected on the basis of design […]

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Results! McDonnell Academy 6th International Symposium

Join 30 premier partner universities united in addressing the world’s most critical problems of the 21st century. The Symposium will feature discussions on research in particular themes and discussions of how research universities can foster the collaborative efforts required to address complex global challenges.

Thomas Cheong and eMBA classmates

Leading and learning in Shanghai

When Thomas Cheong, EMBA ’13 (Shanghai), entered the Washington University–Fudan University Executive MBA program, he had already been working for 20 years, becoming a CFO at age 32 and a CEO by age 40. “I wanted to go back to school to recharge and learn new skills to prepare for bigger roles in the second […]

McDonnell Academy graduating class of 2016

McDonnell Academy 2016 Recognition Ceremony

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy hosted its Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2016. In addition to academic talent, the Academy looks for Scholars who have an interest in broader social and cultural issues. Once they are members of the Academy, they are provided with opportunities to develop leadership skills.

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