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 […]

Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui

May 24, 2012 by  
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Calling All Alumni! Come Join the SSW at the Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade Sunday, June 3 The SSW is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and the 5th Annual Festival del Coqui. The parade and festival celebrate Hispanic contributions, culture, music and food. Alumni are […]

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 […]

MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

April 27, 2012 by  
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MSW Class of 2012: Patrease Hawkins

When Patrease Hawkins left her home in Laurel, Md., to attend UConn’s School of Social Work, the move was anything but easy. She was homesick, missed her family and friends, and struggled to focus academically. That Hawkins was able not only to persevere but thrive at UConn (she now carries a 3.9 GPA) is a […]

Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

April 12, 2012 by  
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Alice Bruno MSW/JD ‘81 First Woman to Lead the Connecticut Bar Association

MSW alumna Alice Bruno is the first female leader in the Connecticut Bar Association’s 137-year history. Whether she was working in a law firm or as a state magistrate, serving on various legal boards and committees, or supervising more than 50 lawyers and support staff as deputy chief clerk of the New Haven judicial district, […]

Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

April 12, 2012 by  
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Mayor Pedro Segarra Speaks About Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra MSW ’82, JD ’85 spoke to a full classroom of students, faculty and staff on Wednesday, April 11th. Adjunct faculty member, Charlotte Kinlock MSW ‘81, invited Mayor Segarra to speak about political advocacy in the municipal arena. He shared the challenges of being the Mayor of one of the poorest cities […]

Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

April 9, 2012 by  
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Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance

With 7,500 veterans expected to return to CT over the next 24 months, there is an increasing need to expand services and training to effectively support this emerging constituency. To that end, students in the School of Social Work have established the Student Veterans and Supporters Alliance, a student-led organization to help fellow MSW students […]

Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena

April 5, 2012 by  
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Mayor Pedro Segarra, MSW ’82, JD ‘85 “Political Advocacy in the Municipal Arena” UConn School of Social Work, Room 221 Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Pedro E. Segarra was sworn in as Hartford’s 66th Mayor after he was overwhelmingly selected by Hartford voters on January 3, 2012. Mayor Segarra’s personal experience with […]