Ferguson Decision: The SSW Responds

November 26, 2014 by  

November 25, 2014 To the UConn School of Social Work Community, It is with a heavy heart that we respond to the Grand Jury’s decision to clear Officer Darren Wilson on all five counts for the fatal shooting of unarmed 18 year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9th. We recognize the pain and […]

Social Work Practice and the Ongoing Impact of History

November 21, 2014 by  

The human and social problems that social workers contend with every day often have their roots in the past: political upheavals that led to the marginalization of one group within the society, for example, or a wave of immigration to a new social setting. A travel-study academic exchange program at the School of Social Work […]

Dr. Barris Malcolm Visits the White House

November 20, 2014 by  

Not many people get the opportunity to visit the White House twice in one year, but Associate Professor, Dr. Barris Malcolm, had such an experience. This past June, Dr. Malcolm was invited by the Washington DC-based Caribbean and African Faith-Based Leadership Council to speak at their annual conference. The topic of his presentation was, Responding […]

Dean Salome Raheim Performs in CT Repertory Theater Production

November 20, 2014 by  

Dean Raheim will be performing in the upcoming production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on Friday November 21, 2014 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs, CT. CT Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will join Dean Raheim as the second special guest speller. For tickets: http://crt.uconn.edu/shows/the-25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee/

Virginia Ruiz Receives Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship

November 7, 2014 by  

Virginia Ruiz received the UConn Provost’s Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship in the Graduate Student category, for her service to the Latino community. Virginia has contributed in a variety of ways to the School of Social Work and the external Latino community. She demonstrated her student leadership ability by serving as chair of […]

UConn SSW Student, Aswad Thomas, Organizes Rally on Stand Up Day

November 6, 2014 by  

On October 22, 2014 at Keney Park in Hartford, approximately 125 people from across CT including students from UConn SSW, UConn Storrs, Central CT State University, UConn Urban Semester, University of St. Joseph, and numerous ministers and community members rallied to protest Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. Hartford joined […]

Doctoral Student Awarded Scholarship

November 6, 2014 by  

The Association of Latina and Latino Social Work Educators (ALLSWE) recently awarded a scholarship to UConn SSW PhD student, Reinaldo Rojas. The scholarship is given annually to Latina/o doctoral, graduate, or undergraduate students who “demonstrate leadership in the social work context and aspire to a career of excellence.” Reinaldo received the scholarship at the Annual […]

SSW Partners with Social Work Examination Services to Offer License Review Program

October 31, 2014 by  

The School of Social Work has partnered with Social Work Examination Services and NASW CT to offer a license review program for LMSW and LCSW. Classes will be held at the School of Social Work in West Hartford. Alumni receive a $25 discount. The license review course focuses on test preparation and content review. All […]

Film Screening: Gen Silent

October 30, 2014 by  

Time To Improve State’s Low Voter Turnout

October 30, 2014 by  

Tanya Rhodes Smith, Director of the Humphreys Institute recently wrote an Op-Ed for the Hartford Courant on the importance of voting. With midterm elections taking place tomorrow, UConn Today turned to Tanya Rhodes Smith, director of the Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work at UConn’s School of Social Work, for her views on […]

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