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 […]

MSW Student Chelsea Moule Receives UConn Women’s Center Award

June 17, 2013 by  
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MSW Student Chelsea Moule Receives UConn Women’s Center Award

Chelsea Moule received the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award from the UConn Women’s Center on May 10, 2013. Chelsea earned her MSW in May, 2013 with a concentration in Administration and a focused area of study in Women, Children and Families.  She served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus for the 2012-2013 academic year.  […]

MSW Student Lindsay Tatera Receives InternHero Award

June 12, 2013 by  
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MSW Student Lindsay Tatera Receives InternHero Award

Annually, the Hartford-Springfield Economic Partnership (HSEP) recognizes students and colleges that promote HSEP’s InternHere.com program. This year, HSEP selected MSW student Lindsay Tatera as the recipient of the 2013 InternHero Student Award.  The award recognizes excellence in the Hartford-Springfield region, which consists of 22 colleges and universities.  Lindsay was recognized at HSEP’s 2013 State of […]

Field Agency, MSW Student, and Alumna/Field Instructor Honored by State Group

June 12, 2013 by  
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Field Agency, MSW Student, and Alumna/Field Instructor Honored by State Group

Avon Senior Center was selected as one of seven senior centers in Connecticut to receive a Program of Excellence Award by the Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel (CASCP) at their annual meeting on May 24, 2013 in Rocky Hill, CT.  The Center won the award in the Education category for their Taking Charge Program, […]

NASW/CT Honors Two Members of the UConn SSW Community

May 29, 2013 by  
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NASW/CT Honors Two Members of the UConn SSW Community

Professor Peter Papallo and MSW graduate Brunilda Ferraj will be honored at the NASW/CT Annual Awards Dinner on June 18, 2013. Professor Peter Papallo has been selected as the NASW/CT Educator of the Year. “Peter is a teacher of extraordinary ability and dedication who enriches the UCONN School of Social Work and its graduate students […]

Dr. Catherine Medina Receives Award from the UConn Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

May 16, 2013 by  
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Dr. Catherine Medina Receives Award from the UConn Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center

Dr. Catherine Medina is the recipient of the faculty/staff award from the UConn Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) for advancing the role and contributions of Latinos at UConn and the community. Dr. Medina is a distinguished leader in social work education, who has made outstanding contributions to enhancing the lives of Latinos at UConn, […]

Class of 2013: Brunilda Ferraj, Future Social Worker

May 7, 2013 by  
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Class of 2013: Brunilda Ferraj, Future Social Worker

This article is part of a series featuring some of this year’s outstanding graduating students, nominated by their academic school or college or another University program in which they participated. When Brunilda Ferraj attended a recent public hearing on a bill that would allow immigrants to obtain a driver’s license regardless of their legal status, […]

UConn to Award Honorary Degrees at the School of Social Work’s Recognition Ceremony

April 25, 2013 by  
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UConn to Award Honorary Degrees at the School of Social Work’s Recognition Ceremony

Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW and Lyudmila Harutyunyan, Ph.D. will each be recognized with Doctor of Humane Letters degrees at the School of Social Work’s Recognition Ceremony. Bailey, a professor at Simmons College, is an internationally recognized leader, scholar, and educator in social work, diversity, human rights, and related fields. He has spoken at the SSW […]