Study highlights importance of caregiver well-being in Uganda

A group-based curriculum called Journey of Life (JoL) — delivered over 12 sessions in the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda — led to improvements in mental health, social support, parental warmth and attitudes around violence against children, finds a new study from the Brown School. This study highlights the crucial role refugee caregivers play in mitigating the impacts of […]

Global trials for WashU’s childhood malnutrition therapy backed by Andy Newman gift

Global trials for WashU’s childhood malnutrition therapy backed by Andy Newman gift

A staggering 3 million children die from malnutrition across the globe each year, with many more left with long-lasting deficits in their growth and development. Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD – widely regarded as the father of the microbiome – has dedicated his life’s work to changing this paradigm. Gordon, of Washington University School of Medicine […]

Lemur’s lament, balancing conservation

Lemur’s lament, balancing conservation

What can be done when one threatened animal kills another? Scientists studying critically endangered lemurs in Madagascar confronted this difficult reality when they witnessed attacks on lemurs by another vulnerable species, a carnivore called a fosa. This dynamic can be particularly complex when the predation occurs in an isolated or poor-quality habitat, according to research […]

Parvulescu wins $1.2M EU grant to study comparative literature origins

Parvulescu wins $1.2M EU grant to study comparative literature origins

Anca Parvulescu, the Liselotte Dieckmann Professor in Comparative Literature and a professor of English, both in Arts & Sciences, at Washington University in St. Louis, will serve as principal investigator for a $1.2 million grant exploring the history of comparatism and the origins of the comparative method. The project is funded by the European Union, […]

WashU students explore Shakespeare at Globe Theatre in London

WashU students explore Shakespeare at Globe Theatre in London

Last summer, 18 students from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to London for an intensive summer program at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. In this video, Claire Sommers, a lecturer in the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, describes the group’s aims and what it means to explore the places that shaped the Bard. “I […]

Global Advisory Council to enhance WashU’s international initiatives

Global Advisory Council to enhance WashU’s international initiatives

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin has established a Global Advisory Council to maximize the impact of Washington University in St. Louis’ global efforts in research, education, patient care, recruitment and advancement. The council, which comprises administrators, faculty and staff, will meet quarterly to help strengthen relationships with local and global alumni communities; enhance cross-school collaboration around […]

Kazakhstan launches CDA policy informed by CSD research

Kazakhstan launches CDA policy informed by CSD research

In a historic move to prepare future generations for emerging economic realities, Kazakhstan has launched a national Child Development Account (CDA) policy informed by research from the Center for Social Development (CSD).

Weil receives Kyelem Prize for work on neglected tropical diseases

Gary Weil, MD, a professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the 2023 Kyelem Prize at the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases’ annual meeting in Chicago. The prize is awarded to an individual who has made significant and unique contributions to efforts to control […]

Improving heart health to save lives during, after pregnancy aim of programs

Improving heart health to save lives during, after pregnancy aim of programs

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Abuja in Nigeria have received grants to work with community organizations in St. Louis and Abuja to improve cardiovascular health during and after pregnancy. Both projects are partnering with Parents as Teachers, a national organization that has long provided support to young families through […]

Alphabet revolutions

Alphabet revolutions

Uluğ Kuzuoğlu’s new book discusses 20th-century reforms of the Chinese writing system in the context of a growing information economy. Throughout the 20th century, Chinese characters were at risk of disappearing. In his new book “Codes of Modernity: Chinese Scripts in the Global Information Age,” Assistant Professor of History Uluğ Kuzuoğlu explores how the rise of […]

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