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, […]

Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work

June 18, 2012 by  
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Distinguished Professor Lynne Healy Brings International Prominence to School of Social Work

Lynne Healy has spent the past three decades preparing new generations of social workers for deployment in an increasingly diverse world. Healy’s efforts helped secure the UConn School of Social Work’s national reputation as one of the country’s leading programs for international social work training. In recognition of Healy’s expertise, dedication, and leadership, the Board […]

SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

June 5, 2012 by  
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SSW Community Participates in the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

The SSW is pleased to have been a sponsor of this year’s Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. The parade and festival celebrated Hispanic contributions, culture, music and food. There were 20 participants from the SSW community including alumni, faculty, students, parents, friends and staff along with Hartford […]

Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

June 4, 2012 by  
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Three Members of the SSW Community Will Be Honored By NASW CT at the 2012 Annual Awards Dinner

For details and registration information visit the NASW Connecticut Chapter website. Registration deadline is June 12, 2012.  

Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

June 4, 2012 by  
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Nancy Pearce MSW ’88 Author, National and International Trainer

Since earning her MSW degree in 1988, Nancy Pearce has been working with persons who have dementia and with those impacted by the disease progression. She travels extensively teaching families, friends and professionals how to communicate and connect effectively with persons with dementia and to create a more supportive community of care. Nancy recently revised […]

African-American Faculty & Staff Meet with UConn President Susan Herbst

June 4, 2012 by  
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African-American Faculty & Staff Meet with UConn President Susan Herbst

African-American faculty and staff throughout the University were guests of UConn President Susan Herbst at a luncheon at the African-American Cultural Center on May 24, 2012. The event was an opportunity to meet the President and to discuss issues related to the recruitment and retention of talented African-American faculty, staff and students to enrich the […]

Dr. Scott Harding Awarded UConn Large Faculty Grant and SSW Dean’s Research Incentive Award

May 31, 2012 by  
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Dr. Scott Harding Awarded UConn Large Faculty Grant and SSW Dean’s Research Incentive Award

Associate Professor Scott Harding was recently awarded a University of Connecticut Large Faculty Grant and received the Dean’s Research Incentive Award from the School of Social Work for a research project examining military counter-recruitment organizing in the United States. According to Harding, because of a reliance on a volunteer military force, military recruitment assumes a […]

UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger

May 15, 2012 by  
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UConn School of Social Work Team Participates in Foodshare’s <em>Annual Walk Against Hunger</em>

The UConn School of Social Work Team has been participating in Foodshare’s Annual Walk Against Hunger for 7 years now. Eileen Boisseau, Team Captain and SSW staff member, thanks everyone for their “continued and generous support”. “Each year we have met or exceeded our goal, helping to feed so many of our hungry neighbors here […]

Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

May 2, 2012 by  
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Alumna Nancy Avitabile MSW ’95 Making a Difference with Older Adults

Nancy Avitabile has been working with older adults since 1995. She is the owner of Urban Eldercare, LLC, a professional geriatric care management agency based in Manhattan. Nancy reflects on her time at the UConn SSW, “When I think about my various career achievements, I know I could never have done it without my MSW […]