Study: Black millennials’ world view shaped by violence

More than half of black youth report that they or someone they know was harassed by or experienced violence from the police, compared with one third of white youth and one quarter of Latino youth, according to a new report on black millennials co-authored by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Chicago.

Research workshop explores social science of international development, March 24

NorthCommunity-based conservation in Madagascar, property rights for the poor in Argentina and trade-offs between violence and power in societies throughout human history are among topics to be explored in a free public workshop on the social science of international development from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ might be ultimate ‘chick flick’ in Japan, says literature expert

America’s conflicted cultural obsession with the gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain” might seem old-fashioned in Japan where stories of love and romance between beautiful young men have been entertaining women for more than a decade, suggests Rebecca Copeland, Ph.D., a Japanese studies professor at Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to movies, male-male romance is a popular theme in a variety of other Japanese pop culture media, including book-length graphic novels and comics, known as manga, and an array of animated cartoons and television action series, known as anime. All of which have developed cult followings on the Internet and among fans of late-night cable television programming, including large numbers of American teens. More…

GWB lecture series addresses pressing social issues

The George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s spring lecture series addresses a broad spectrum of issues from violence to ethics in social work practice. The series kicked off Jan. 22 with a lecture by David O. Renz on “Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness: Practical Implications of Research on an Elusive Concept.” Renz is the Beth K. […]