Dr. Catherine Medina has been appointed as a member of the State of Connecticut Commission on Health Equity. The commission was established to eliminate disparities in health status based on race, ethnicity, and linguistic ability and to improve the quality of health for all state residents. Dr. Medina will serve on the policy committee which [...]
Governor Malloy Names Jeannette DeJesús Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform
Governor Dan Malloy announced that Jeannette DeJesús will join his administration in a cabinet-level position, as both the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Public Health and Special Advisor to the Governor on Healthcare Reform. DeJesús is a member of the SSW Dean’s Advisory Board and the Vice President of the Connecticut Hospital Association, where [...]
Dr. Nina Rovinelli Heller and Dr. Alex Gitterman have co-edited Mental Health and Social Problems A Social Work Perspective (Routledge, October 2010). The textbook explores the complicated relationship between mental conditions and societal issues as well as examining risk and protective factors for the prevalence, course, adaptation to and recovery from mental illness. The introductory [...]
Nadiya Omar, 2nd year Administration student, gave an invited presentation on a panel sponsored by the United Nations NGO Committee on Ageing in November. The theme of the panel was “The Impact of Natural Disasters on Older Persons.” Nadiya focused on the impact of the floods in Pakistan on older persons. She is doing her [...]
University of Connecticut head football coach Randy Edsall announced his decision on Thursday to create a charitable event to benefit at-risk kids in the Hartford Public School system. The event will be called The Randy Edsall Golf Classic presented by Farmington Bank and is being created in the memory of former UConn player Jasper Howard. [...]
The 2010 finalists for the UConn Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement were announced on Friday, October 22nd. The School of Social Work is doubly proud to have finalists in the Program and Staff categories. The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work Practice (NAHIPSW) is one of the finalists in the Program [...]
Catherine Havens was honored as a Mentor for women in social work education at the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) Annual Program Meeting. Dr. Robin Spath, a member of the CSWE Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, chose Associate Dean Havens to honor at the Women’s Council Networking [...]
The UConn School of Social Work will be an exhibitor at the 56th Annual Program Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The event runs from October 14-17, 2010. Please visit us at our booth.
Antonia Pantoja – ¡Presente!
November 3, 2010 – 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join UConn School of Social Work and St. Joseph College in celebrating the life of a true visionary: Antonia Pantoja, social worker, educator, community organizer and change agent.
Provost Nicholls Announces Appointment of Dr. Salome Raheim to the Provost’s Commission on Institutional Diversity
Provost Peter Nicholls announced that Dr. Salome Raheim, Dean of the School of Social Work, and Dr. Jeremy Teitelbaum, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, have been appointed for a three-year term to lead the Provost’s Commission on Institutional Diversity. This Commission will be charged to address critical issues surrounding inclusion, diversity, [...]