Read about the International Center’s 20th Anniversary, Faculty Awards, Appointments and Recognitions, Ph.D. Program Update and 10th Anniversary Celebration, New Alumni Leaders Making a Difference, Lynne Healy named UConn Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and more.
Dr. Julio Morales Jr., Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work, is chronicling the story of his upbringing in his just-about-complete book, Too Many Marias. The day before Morales’s eighth birthday in 1950, his parents sent him from their home in Vieques, Puerto Rico, to live with his grandmother in Manhattan. […]
SSW PhD Open House
October 1, 2012
Special projects coordinator and community liaison for the Connecticut Commission on Aging, Deborah Migneault MSW ’04, recently participated in a bill-signing ceremony with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for a bill that enhances the rights of grandparents seeking visitation rights with their grandchildren. Deb, who has been with the Connecticut Commission on Aging (CoA) since July […]
After graduation, Briggitte Brown, MSW ’11 accepted a position at the Village for Families and Children as a multi-dimensional family therapist where she provides in home substance abuse services to adolescents and their families. According to Briggitte, “this position is very intensive and fuels more of a fire in me to assist in changing systems […]
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 […]
For details and registration information visit the NASW Connecticut Chapter website. Registration deadline is June 12, 2012.
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 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 […]
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 […]