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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 […]

Global Health Work in Progress

Global Health Work in Progress (GHWIP) aims to bring together members of the Washington University global health community to learn about each other’s work. Featured Presentations 81 Languages and 25 Million People in Ghana: Healthcare Worker’s Assessments of Pandemic Literacy Cindy Brantmeier, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Arts & Sciences HIV and COVID in Ghana, What […]

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Comparing pandemic spending patterns in U.S. and Israel

The pandemic is exacerbating preexisting social and economic inequalities in the United States and abroad, finds a new study from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis. The study, “Household Spending Patterns and Hardships during COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the U.S. and Israel,” draws on national surveys conducted early in […]

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Brantmeier receives grant to promote Arabic and Persian literacy

Cindy Brantmeier, professor of applied linguistics in international and area studies in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, received a STARTALK  summer grant from the National Security Agency (NSA) to promote Arabic and Persian literacy in the St. Louis region. Building upon her previous research, Brantmeier will develop a self-assessment criterion referenced instrument that […]

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WashU alum is making the world a better place

Rebecca van Bergen, WashU Woman Innovator, is included in InStyle magazine’s 50 Women Making the World a Better Place in 2021. Van Bergen is the founder of Nest. The nonprofit organization helps skilled and talented artisans around the world make a sustainable living and preserve their cultural heritage. Nest has built a global network of more than […]

WUSTL China Forum

The United States’ and Beijing’s latest confrontations have escalated tension between the two nations. The WUSTL China Forum has invited distinguished speakers from the U.S. and China to explore the relationship between two world powers and how the international community will be involved in the intersection. A New Cold WarThe Future of US-China Relations Wednesday […]

McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19

The McDonnell Academy has awarded $250,000 in seed grants to kick-start 11 research projects led by Washington University faculty members and their collaborators from across the globe. The projects explore the international social, economic and public health ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak and lessons for future pandemics. The recipients were chosen from a highly competitive applicant […]

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Singapore’s financial capability and asset building project expands to nationwide scale

In January 2017, the Next Age Institute (NAI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) began the Singapore Financial Capability and Asset Building (SG FCAB) initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop Singaporean social workers’ knowledge and skills for working with vulnerable low-income families on their household finances. The second phase involved a […]

McDonnell Academy seeks proposals on infectious diseases and long-term impact of COVID-19

McDonnell Academy awards seed grants for research on infectious diseases and the impact of COVID-19 Infectious Diseases and COVID-19:  Addressing Challenges to Public Health and Society Through Global Collaboration The McDonnell International Scholars Academy seeks to spur collaborative research on issues related to public health challenges that stem from infectious diseases, like COVID-19, and the […]

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