As part of the International Development Theory and Practice course, 13 MSW students traveled to Washington, D.C. for two days of visits and briefings at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), local NGOs and other related DC sites. The International Development course is an elective for the International Issues in Social Work and [...]
Dr. Lirio Negroni received the 2011 Women of Color Recognition Award from UConn Women’s Center for outstanding contributions to the University of Connecticut and for Excellence in Leadership, Achievement and Service. Dr. Negroni has been a leading force in advancing social work practice, education, and research focusing on issues related to improving the lives of [...]
Associate Dean Catherine Havens testified at the Connecticut Legislature on February 22nd in support of hiring individuals holding BSW or MSW degrees to fill social work positions in the Department of Children & Families (DCF). Read the testimony presented to the CT Legislature.
UPDATED 3/17/11 On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, Judge Lubbie Harper was approved for a seat on Connecticut’s highest court – the State Supreme Court – by the House of Representatives. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has nominated Appellate Court Judge Lubbie Harper Jr. to fill a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. Harper, 68, of North [...]
Jo Nol, Ph.D., adjunct faculty and STEP trainer at the School of Social Work, can add another accomplishment to her curriculum vitae: novelist. Her new book, Dead in Winter, is a mystery with a social work professor and clinician as the protagonist. Professor Addy van den Bos is accused of murder. In an attempt to [...]
School of Social Work Alum Appointed Director of Constituent Services for the Connecticut Office of Attorney General
Cindy Dubuque, MSW, was appointed by Attorney General George Jepsen as Director of Constituent Services for the Connecticut Office of Attorney General. Dubuque will handle constituent complaints and work with the office’s 14 departments to streamline the complaint process. In addition, she will provide guidance and support to the Attorney General on various policy issues [...]
After receiving a MSW in policy and planning from the UConn School of Social Work, Lara Herscovitch worked in the United States, Latin America, and Asia on behalf of disadvantaged individuals, focusing on education, community development, and juvenile justice. A gifted musician, her appreciation for the importance of cultural diversity and global issues is reflected [...]
Dean Salome Raheim will be the Keynote speaker at West Hartford’s 15th Annual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2011, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall Auditorium, 50 South Main Street, West Hartford.
School of Social Work offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2011 in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.