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 […]

Dr. Salome Raheim Appointed to a Second Term as Dean

April 18, 2013 by  
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Dr. Salome Raheim Appointed to a Second Term as Dean

UConn Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Mun Choi announced that Dr. Salome Raheim has been appointed to serve a second, five-year term as Dean of the School of Social Work. During her tenure, Dean Raheim has developed or expanded an impressive array of research and outreach programs. Among these are the Title […]

Meeting with the CT Senate and Congressional Latino Legislators

March 27, 2013 by  
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Meeting with the CT Senate and Congressional Latino Legislators

The Puerto Rican & Latin@ Studies Project (PRLSP) faculty recently visited the newly elected Senate and Congressional Latino Legislators at the Legislative Office Building. Their election is a historic event since this is the first time that the State of Connecticut has had such Latino representation. The Project faculty celebrated their coming into office by […]

National Social Work Month Alumnae Spotlight

March 21, 2013 by  
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National Social Work Month Alumnae Spotlight

It’s National Social Work Month, and this issue of Husk-e-News spotlights three alumnae from the School of Social Work (SSW) employed at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). They received their master’s in social work from UConn, and credit their education and experiences at the University for their career successes. To recognize National […]

New Home for The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence

March 20, 2013 by  
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New Home for The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence

The School of Social Work is the new location for The Connecticut Center for Nonviolence (CTCN), which is housed in the office adjacent to the Institute for Violence Prevention and Reduction (IVPR). CTCN provides leadership in nonviolence education, bringing people from diverse communities together in dialogue and creative expression to explore the root causes of […]

Dr. Edna Comer Receives UConn Women of Color Award

March 12, 2013 by  
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Dr. Edna Comer Receives UConn Women of Color Award

Associate Professor Edna Comer received the UConn Women of Color Recognition Award at a special luncheon on March 6, 2013. She was selected for this award for her outstanding contributions to the University and for excellence in leadership, achievement and service. Dr. Comer is known for advancing evidenced based practice in the MSW curriculum, leading […]