News in Brief: Brown School veteran ally instruction, WU receives NIH grant

A quick roundup of some of this week’s on-campus news, including a the addition of a veteran ally training program in the Brown School, a new NIH grant for leukemia research, a nonprofit appointing an assistant professor to its annual council and Holocaust Studies panel hosted by WU professors.

News Editors

Professor Melissa Jonson-Reid named director of social work Ph.D. program

Melissa Jonson-Reid, who was previously Ralph and Muriel Pumphrey Professor of Social Work, was appointed director of the social work doctoral program at the Brown School of Social Work Sept. 11.

Ted Moskal | Contributing Reporter

A template for equity: inside the Brown School’s faculty hiring

As the first school at Washington University to admit African-American students, the Brown School of Social Work has long been an institutional leader in recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students from underrepresented backgrounds.

| Senior News Editor

Regarding the American Studies Association and boycotting Israeli academic institutions

I risked imprisonment and death in order to study at Washington University. Last summer I was thrilled to learn that I had earned admission and a scholarship to the Brown School of Social Work. But I almost could not be here—for one reason. I am a Palestinian from Bethlehem. I needed to go to the United States consulate in Jerusalem to apply for my visa.

Murad Owda | School of Social Work

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers: Where are they now?

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) in the St. Louis area and on campus at Wash. U. have worked to promote community development, sustainable agriculture and education abroad.

Janice Cantieri | Contributing Reporter

Brown School in early planning stages for new building

Construction cranes, now offering a backdrop to Mudd Field, may soon be found on the east side of campus. A recent article in the St. Louis Business Journal announced a new building project by the Brown School of Social Work, costing between $50 and $60 million.

| Contributing Reporter