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.
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. [...]