Shared linguistics project impacts students across borders

Tabea Linhard, professor of Spanish, global studies, and comparative literature, collaborated on a podcast with a colleague from Tec de Monterrey, a McDonnell Academy university partner in Mexico, providing an opportunity for their students to work across linguistic and national borders on a shared project. Linhard developed the collaborative assignment with her colleague Margaret Echenberg at the […]

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Expanding skills of China’s social work labor force

Through a series of events that the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis and its international partners organized at campuses in mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and elsewhere over a decade, leaders in China’s professional social work organizations came to recognize the potential for training in financial matters and to explore […]

Timely research from the Social Policy Institute influences policy in Israel

Since the start of the global pandemic, researchers at WashU’s Social Policy Institute (SPI) have been hard at work to understand the socioeconomic impacts at home and abroad. Through a longitudinal, nationally representative survey, they have been tracking how Covid-19 is affecting households in Israel and the United States. For example, in Israel SPI investigated […]

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Guidelines set for ancient DNA research

Fueled by technological advancements, ancient DNA research has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade. From the first full ancient genome published in 2010 to the more than 4,000 analyzed today, the DNA collected from ancient human remains has advanced researchers’ understanding of the origins and history of human populations around the world. […]

CSD Researchers, International Team Receive 2020 Best Article Award

The China Journal of Social Work has honored work by an international team of scholars with the 2020 Best Article award for their study on the rebirth of social work in mainland China. The international team includes scholars from Saint Louis University, Peking University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Washington University’s Center for Social Development. In a […]

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CSD and Partners Launch New Multinational Collaboration in Africa

On July 15, a multinational group of partners gathered virtually to mark the launch of Financial Capability and Asset Building in Africa (FCAB Africa), a new collaboration aimed at meeting these needs. It will enlist financial-service providers and human-service professionals to improve the financial knowledge of disadvantaged populations as well as their access to sound financial […]

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Promoting physical activity is key to achieving U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

New evidence supports integrating strategies to promote increased physical activity as a key part of the action plan for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, finds a new study led by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Physical Activity Promotion and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: […]

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Self-reliance index offers opportunity to track sustainable, longer-term progress for refugees

To help address gaps in measurement and provide organizations with a tool to track the self-reliance of refugees and other displaced populations over time, researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a Self-Reliance Index. The index comprises 12 domains to try to show how a refugee family may fare […]

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Grinstein-Weiss addresses U.N. session on status of women

Michal Grinstein-Weiss, the Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and director of the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, spoke March 15 at the civil society forum of the United Nations session on the Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental […]

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M.Arch Students From WashU’s Sam Fox School publish studio work investigating international housing from social, cultural, and environmental framework

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis recently announced the publication of International Housing Studio: 2017-2019, which highlights the work of the 419 International Housing studio in the Master of Architecture program. A core studio taken by all graduate architecture students, the 419 International Housing studio draws from the […]

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