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 […]

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

July 22, 2013 by  
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Walk Against Hunger: Another Year of Generous Support

July 8, 2013 by  
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Walk Against Hunger: Another Year of Generous Support

The UConn School of Social Work Team has been participating in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger for 8 years. Each year the School has met or exceeded its goal of helping to feed many of our hungry neighbors in Greater Hartford. Every $30 raised provides an entire month’s worth of food for someone in need. […]

School of Social Work Celebrates Four Decades of Éxito: Forming Leaders, Advancing Knowledge, and Facilitating Change for Latin@ Populations

June 27, 2013 by  
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School of Social Work Celebrates Four Decades of Éxito: Forming Leaders, Advancing Knowledge, and Facilitating Change for Latin@ Populations

The UConn School of Social Work Puerto Rican & Latin@ Studies Project (PRLSP) marked its 40th anniversary on May 22, 2013.  More than one hundred thirty guests were in attendance to celebrate the accomplishments of the PRLSP and the contributions of the founding director, Dr. Julio Morales Jr. The evening program was packed with speakers […]

Legal Clinic Gives ‘Voice’ to Homeless Teens

June 21, 2013 by  
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Legal Clinic Gives ‘Voice’ to Homeless Teens

Stacey Violante Cote helps the homeless. Not by running a shelter or dishing up meals in a soup kitchen, but by serving up a healthy portion of legal advice and representation. Violante Cote, the director of the Teen Legal Advocacy Project at the University of Connecticut School of Law, calls homeless teens the “invisible population” […]

Nancy Humphreys Has The Right Idea: Social Workers Must Be Political

June 19, 2013 by  
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Nancy Humphreys Has The Right Idea: Social Workers Must Be Political

Nancy Humphreys is one of those people who when you meet them, you wish you had met them many years before.  When I first got the idea to create an institute to complement the Congressional Social Work Caucus, Betsy Clark suggested that I talk to Dr. Humphreys.  That I did not know much about Nancy […]

Randa Hojaiban MSW ’03, JD ’04 Receives Award from the Greater New Britain Bar Association

June 17, 2013 by  
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Randa Hojaiban MSW ’03, JD ’04 Receives Award from the Greater New Britain Bar Association

Deputy Director of the Children’s Law Center (CLC), Randa Hojaiban MSW ’03, JD ’04 was awarded the prestigious President’s Award from the Greater New Britain Bar Association on May 1, 2013. She received the award for her work serving impoverished children in the New Britain family courts. Randa provides legal representation to low-income children who […]