August 2012 Issue of Interaction Magazine Now Available On-Line

August 27, 2012 by  
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August 2012 Issue of Interaction Magazine Now Available On-Line

Read about the International Center’s 20th Anniversary, Faculty Awards, Appointments and Recognitions, Ph.D. Program Update and 10th Anniversary Celebration, New Alumni Leaders Making a Difference, Lynne Healy named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and more.

Dr. Julio Morales, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Featured in CT Latino News

August 10, 2012 by  
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Dr. Julio Morales, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Featured in CT Latino News

Dr. Julio Morales Jr., Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, is chronicling the story of his upbringing in his just-about-complete book, Too Many Marias. The day before Morales’s eighth birthday in 1950, his parents sent him from their home in Vieques, Puerto Rico, to live with his grandmother in Manhattan. […]

SSW PhD Open House
October 1, 2012

August 10, 2012 by  
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Dr. Cheryl Parks Graduates from the 2012 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute

August 3, 2012 by  
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Dr. Cheryl Parks Graduates from the 2012 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute

Associate Dean Cheryl Parks recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held June 17 – July 1, 2012 at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that […]

Deb Migneault MSW ‘04 Participates in Governor’s Bill-Signing Ceremony

August 2, 2012 by  
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Deb Migneault MSW ‘04 Participates in Governor’s Bill-Signing Ceremony

Special projects coordinator and community liaison for the Connecticut Commission on Aging, Deborah Migneault MSW ’04, recently participated in a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a bill that enhances the rights of grandparents seeking visitation rights with their grandchildren. Deb, who has been with the Connecticut Commission on Aging (CoA) since July […]

News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

August 1, 2012 by  
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News from Briggitte Brown, MSW ‘11

After graduation, Briggitte Brown, MSW ’11 accepted a position at the Village for Families and Children as a multi-dimensional family therapist where she provides in home substance abuse services to adolescents and their families. According to Briggitte, “this position is very intensive and fuels more of a fire in me to assist in changing systems […]

Social Work Dean Encourages Hartford Students to be Nonviolence Leaders

July 25, 2012 by  
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Social Work Dean Encourages Hartford Students to be Nonviolence Leaders

As a young girl growing up on state assistance in Baltimore’s troubled Harlem Park neighborhood, Salome Raheim experienced firsthand the challenges that come from economic and racial disparities, and how prejudices can arise from stereotypes and limited knowledge. Yet Raheim persevered. She was the first in her family to graduate high school. She not only […]

Dean Salome Raheim Featured Speaker at Stowe Center Program Series

July 20, 2012 by  
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Dean Salome Raheim Featured Speaker at Stowe Center Program Series

THEM: Images and Attitudes That Separate Us was the focus of an event at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford on Thursday, July 19. Dean Salome Raheim; Rev. Dr. Michael Williams MSW ‘97, CT Department of Children and Families; Rabbi Donna Berman, Charter Oak Cultural Center; and Tokuji Okamoto, Our Piece of the Pie […]

MSW Alum and Current Ph.D. Student Appointed to State Task Force

July 18, 2012 by  
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MSW Alum and Current Ph.D. Student Appointed to State Task Force

Dwight Norwood MSW ‘07 has been appointed by House Speaker Christopher Donovan to a State Task Force to Study “Aging in Place”. Norwood is a Ph.D. student at the UConn SSW, the Director of St. Luke’s Eldercare Services Gatekeeper program and a consultant to mental health agencies throughout the state implementing Gatekeeper programs. In addition, […]

Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Awarded UConn Small Faculty Grant

July 17, 2012 by  
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Dr. Lisa Werkmeister Rozas Awarded UConn Small Faculty Grant

Associate Professor Lisa Werkmeister Rozas was recently awarded a UConn Small Faculty Grant to conduct focus groups of Germans to explore what it means to them to be “German”. In cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, Merseburg, Germany, Dr. Werkmeister Rozas and her colleague Professor Johannes Herwig-Lempp hope to have a range of participants, […]