George Warren Brown School of Social Work

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    St. Louis' High Black Death Rate: New Research on Poverty, Education Links, Cost of Fatalities

    African Americans in St. Louis city and county have a notably higher death rate than white residents -- and a new report, with some alarming statistics, digs into how poverty and education factor into these disparities. The policy brief from Washington University assistant professor Jason Purnell ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Wash. U. Study: Buffet No Exercise = Fat

    File this one under I Gotta Get Me One of Those Government Grants: A new study by a Washington University professor, funded by the NIH and the CDC and published in the December issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, found, according to a Wash. U. press release, "people who eat out often at buffet ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2006

    Bully for You

    Unreal explores the sociology of the well-timed wedgie. Plus: Praying for pets, bargaining for Pez dispensers — and sticking up for independent business in Rock Hill.

  • News

    July 26, 2000

    The Hard Knock That Won't Stop

    Determined to make a better life for themselves and their children, students at the Fathers' Support Center make a go of parenthood in the 'hood

  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Six years ago, a St. Louis judge took a hell of a risk. He let Von Nebbitt go free despite years of drug dealing and stealing, weapons offenses and parole violations. One of them has learned a lesson.