During a recent trip to China, Washington University in St. Louis Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton had a productive visit to Xi’an Jiaotong University. In addition to delivering an address at the university’s commencement, the chancellor signed a letter of partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong, outlining future collaborations and support between the two universities.
Wrighton also attended a ceremony honoring Guy M. Genin, PhD, professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, who was named a Yangtze River scholar by the Ministry of Education in China.
The prestigious award is the highest award issued to an individual in higher education by the country’s Ministry of Education. In addition to China’s top scholars, the ministry also selects several international recipients each year. Only a handful of people who were not born in China have ever been honored with the award.
The award is for Genin’s “fundamental contributions to and international scholarly leadership in the study of interfaces in physiology.” Genin received the award in China June 29.