A team of WashU scientists has simulated smoldering wildfires in the lab in order to study the effects of their smoke on the atmosphere. Black carbon, or soot, has already been identified as a major agent in atmospheric warming, but less is known about the effects of an organic particulate matter in smoke called brown […]
Child beverage choices in Guatemala deemed unhealthy
A new study focusing on beverages targeted to children in Guatemala found that most were of poor nutritional quality. Published in Public Health Nutrition, this study analyzed package marketing strategies along with health claims and compared them with the actual nutritional content. These beverages, marketed for children, consisted of fruit drinks, milk, carbonated beverages, water, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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.
Professor selected as Bellagio Center scholar-in-residence
Baugh is working on a project titled “Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice” that will examine legal cases involving discrimination based on language use.
The next generation of global health professionals
WashU students gain firsthand knowledge of the many public health issue in Haiti as part of a course focused on public health interventions in developing countries.
Partnership with WashU creates first public health undergraduate program in Haiti
Haiti relies heavily on outside factors for medical, social, and public health services as the public sector is too under-resourced to meet the extreme need.