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WashU and McDonnell Academy engagement and international partnerships

WashU and McDonnell Academy engagement and international partnerships
Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and the McDonnell Scholars Academy are dedicated to fostering global engagement and international partnerships.  Discover information about our initiatives and collaborations as we join international educators from across the globe at the 2024 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, LA. This year’s theme, “Resilience. Renewal. Community.”, reflects […]

Celebrating achievements and honoring legacies at the McDonnell Academy Recognition Ceremony

Celebrating achievements and honoring legacies at the McDonnell Academy Recognition Ceremony
The day after WashU’s 2024 commencement, the McDonnell Academy hosted a recognition ceremony to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of our graduating Scholars. The event was marked by a sense of celebration and accomplishment as each Scholar received their recognition certificate, marking their transition from students to Scholars for Life. These Scholars have excelled in various […]

Congratulations to our McDonnell Academy graduates

Welcome to Recognition Ceremony 2024. The McDonnell Scholars Academy at Washington University will host its annual recognition ceremony. Tuesday, May 14, 2024Charles F. Knight Center Danforth Campus Our graduating students, Scholars for Life, will give brief remarks during the ceremony and will be individually recognized as they receive their certificates. Registration is closed. Meet the […]

McDonnell Academy EVENTS

The McDonnell Academy organizes special seminars, retreats and other events. Our distinguished Scholars, politicians and analysts lead discussions on political, cultural and economic issues in the United States and the broader world.

Exploration of the aligned moon and sun

Exploration of the aligned moon and sun
An Unforgettable Experience: Reflecting on the April 8 Eclipse In the quiet setting of Perryville, Missouri, an extraordinary event unfolded on April 8th, 2024. McDonnell Scholars, WashU faculty, McDonnell Academy collaborators, and guests of John McDonnell and his foundation team, came together for a captivating celestial phenomenon: the total solar eclipse. Despite encountering several traffic […]

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition

Experience academic excellence with the PhD3D Competition
Join the McDonnell Academy 5th-year PhD students at the upcoming PhDin3D Competition. Similar to the University of Queensland’s 3MT Competition, this event promises an evening of engaging presentations based on research being conducted at WashU. April 10, 2024 | 5:30 PM Charles F. Knight Center, Room 210Danforth Campus Brilliant minds, groundbreaking research, and just three […]