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.
Washington University in St. Louis was installed as the first North American member of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, host for theWorld-Class Universities Expo and Conference April 7-10. Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton was on hand for the signing ceremony and joins the UASR executive committee.
James V. Wertsch, PhD, founding director of one of the most successful and innovative global scholarship programs in the world, has been named the inaugural David R. Francis Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Wertsch is vice chancellor for international affairs and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.
Guy Genin, PhD, has been named a 2014 Global Scholars Fellow at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Genin, a professor of mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will be part of a team studying how engineers can help older adults make decisions about orthopedic surgeries involving rotator cuff repair.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Washington University in St. Louis’ McDonnell scholars earlier this month. During a spring break trip to New York, McDonnell Academy scholars also met a former Federal Reserve chairman and other leaders in media, politics and finance.