MSW Alums Nate Fox and Barbara Shaw Helped Organize the Passage of A Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights

September 25, 2013 by  
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MSW Alums Nate Fox and Barbara Shaw Helped Organize the Passage of A Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights

Connecticut is only the third state to pass An Act Concerning A Homeless Person’s Bill of Rights. The historic measure, serves to protect the basic rights of all Connecticut residents by mandating the equal treatment of people experiencing homelessness, specifically by reaffirming their civil liberties and preventing discrimination based on homelessness. At the ceremony in […]

Dr. Catherine Medina Interview with CT Latino News

September 25, 2013 by  
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Dr. Catherine Medina Interview with CT Latino News

CTLatinoNews interviewed people from around Connecticut, asking them where they think the Latino middle class lives, and while some responses yielded clues, many revealed why the answer is so hard to pin down. Dr. Catherine Medina was one of those interviewed. Read what she had to say… Connecticut’s Latino Middle Class — Who Are They?

The School of Social Work’s Partnership with Armenia

September 25, 2013 by  
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The School of Social Work’s Partnership with Armenia

Promoting global social work education is an area of strength at the UConn School of Social Work.  The School has had a long standing partnership with Yerevan State University in Armenia.  Dr. Nancy Humphreys’ efforts in promoting this linkage are featured in the September 2013 NASW News article: Promoting Social Work Education, U.S. Schools Strengthen […]

Dr. Stanley F. Battle Named Founding Director of the MSW Program at the University of Saint Joseph

September 25, 2013 by  
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Dr. Stanley F. Battle Named Founding Director of the MSW Program at the University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) recently announced the appointment of Stanley F. Battle, Ph.D., MSW as professor of social work and the founding director of their MSW program. In his new role Battle will provide vision and leadership in developing and implementing the new MSW degree program which will prepare social workers for community-based […]

Drs. Harding and Kurz Accept New Positions at the School of Social Work

September 25, 2013 by  
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Drs. Harding and Kurz Accept New Positions at the School of Social Work

Effective August 2013, Dr. Scott Harding is the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Dr. Brenda Kurz is the MSW Program Director.  On making these appointments, Dean Raheim said “I appreciate the commitments made by both Scott and Brenda and look forward to our work as a team.” Dr. Harding is an associate professor […]

STEP Professional Development Opportunities at the SSW – Earn Social Work CECs

September 4, 2013 by  
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STEP Professional Development Opportunities at the SSW – Earn Social Work CECs

The STEP Program is designed to afford social work professionals the opportunity to stay current with new ideas and methods being introduced into practice. For more information visit the STEP Professional Development page.

The Present and Future of Puerto Rico: Leadership, Education, Culture and Politics

August 30, 2013 by  
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2013 Latin@ Educational Series

August 30, 2013 by  
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Khaliyl Lane MSW ’13 – Social Work Graduate Overcomes Obstacles To Find Success in Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2013 by  
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Khaliyl Lane MSW ’13 – Social Work Graduate Overcomes Obstacles To Find Success in Washington, D.C.

If you asked Khaliyl Lane 10 years ago whether he could imagine himself working in the halls of power at the U.S. Capitol or sitting at a desk inside the United Nations, he would surely have laughed it off as an outrageous suggestion…more

Dr. Elizabeth Pinner’s Planned Gift Builds on a Tradition of Faculty Support for School of Social Work

August 15, 2013 by  
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Dr. Elizabeth Pinner’s Planned Gift Builds on a Tradition of Faculty Support for School of Social Work

When it was time to find a job, Elizabeth (Lu) Pinner, PhD, looked all over the country. She chose UConn’s School of Social Work and never looked back. Pinner’s friends and colleagues fondly called her Lu. “Universities were expanding and there were plenty of jobs,” says Lu, who joined the School of Social Work in […]