With a unique skill, affection and affinity for working with older adults, Brown School PhD-candidate Cal Halvorson is making a career studying the relationship between work and aging.
Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at the Brown School, has developed a calculator that can determine for the first time an American’s expected risk of poverty based on their race, education level, gender, marital status and age. Here’s a video that explains how.
Washington University faculty and students will moderate panels at the Saint Louis Climate Summit, hosted by Saint Louis University. Students, faculty and staff can attend an evening with Bill Nye of “Science Guy” fame and environmentalist Carl Pope on April 23 for free by showing their IDs at the ticket booth.
The theme of this year’s Pow Wow at Washington University in St. Louis is “Balancing Two Worlds: Indigenous Teachings, Traditions and Truths.” The 28th annual event, a celebration of American Indian cultures, will be held Saturday, April 21, in the Washington University Field House on the Danforth Campus.
Childhood poverty cost the U.S. $1.03 trillion in 2015, about 5.4 percent of the gross domestic product, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
The new Voter Access and Engagement initiative, part of Center for Social Development’s focus on Civic Engagement and Service, aims to strengthen democracy by increasing access and participation in the electoral process.
Graduate student Krystian Sisson, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from Henryetta, Okla., has been awarded an Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute congressional internship for this summer. Sisson is pursuing a master’s of social work, with a concentration in policy, at the Brown School.
Washington University and the National University of Singapore partnered to present a multi-day symposia, “University Partnerships for Innovation: Advancing Human Well-Being.”
Emma Zhao, MSW ’11, discovered how much she enjoyed development when she was a student at the Brown School. Now she gets to work in the field for the university that sparked the interest.
Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, will deliver the Brown School’s annual Youngdahl Lecture at Washington University in St. Louis at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Hillman Hall.