Pow Wow 2019: ‘Keep Them Sacred’

Pow Wow 2019: ‘Keep Them Sacred’

The 29th annual Pow Wow, a celebration of American Indian cultures, will be held Saturday, April 20, in the Washington University Field House. This year’s theme is “Keep Them Sacred: Honoring Generations of Indigenous Women.” Hosted by the Brown School’s Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, the event is free and open to the public.
Brown School recognizes 2019 distinguished alumni

Brown School recognizes 2019 distinguished alumni

Four Brown School graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni during a recognition ceremony April 3 for their outstanding contributions to the fields of social work or public health.
Brown School faculty participate in Taiwan conference

Brown School faculty participate in Taiwan conference

Michael Sherraden, the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor; Margaret Sherraden, research professor; and Jin Huang, research associate professor, all at the Brown School, will headline the conference “Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives” April 11 and 12 at National Taiwan University.
Brown School community members honored

Brown School community members honored

Members of the Brown School community, including Dean Mary McKay, were honored with awards from the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy at the 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill in March.
More research planned on Child Development Accounts

More research planned on Child Development Accounts

The Brown School’s Center for Social Development is conducting a third wave of research on Child Development Accounts (CDAs) in Oklahoma. Wave 3 of the SEED for Oklahoma Kids experiment expands the original CDA with an automatic progressive deposit and extends the research to examine the accounts’ impacts.
Home-based lifestyle intervention minimizes maternal weight gain

Home-based lifestyle intervention minimizes maternal weight gain

Weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum are important causes of long-term weight gain and the development of obesity-related diseases among women. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis finds providing a home-based lifestyle intervention effectively minimizes excess maternal weight gain during pregnancy and through 12-months postpartum in underserved African American women with obesity.