Unprecedented times present the opportunity to develop innovative, lasting and positive change. It’s in this spirit that the 8th McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium will proceed, beginning with a virtual global town hall meeting Oct. 8. The event, featuring scholars and leaders from around the world, is free and open to the public.
To help address the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the McDonnell International Scholars Academy recently awarded seed grants to kick-start research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their international collaborators.
The McDonnell International Scholars Academy has issued a call for research proposals to investigate public health challenges that stem from infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Washington University’s Social Policy Institute and McDonnell International Scholars Academy announced their first round of seed grants to fund international policy-focused research proposals.
Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at the Brown School, and Li Zou, international director, represented Washington University in St. Louis during a conference on “The 30th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of Social Work in China.”
A delegation from Washington University in St. Louis, led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, recently took part in a day of celebration, collaboration and partnership at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi’an, China.
Addressing global challenges in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration was the prevailing theme of the 7th McDonnell Academy International Symposium, co-hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and Tsinghua University, and held in Beijing Oct. 11-14.
Global Health Week programs start Monday, Feb. 26, and run until Thursday, March 1. The panel discussions and screenings, organized by Washington University’s Global Health Student Advisory Committee, are designed to educate and engage the community on a wide range of health-care issues.
In an effort to boost conversation and collaborative options regarding energy choices and their many impacts, Washington University in St. Louis recently held two international forums to address the challenges. The forums also allowed the university to interface with its McDonnell Academy partner institutions.
Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs – Greater China, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.