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 […]

Students March for Climate Change

October 24, 2014 by  

Last month, fifteen students from the UConn School of Social Work marched among 311,000 people in New York City in what became the most historical march for climate change to date – The People’s Climate March. The Asian and Asian American Student Organization (AASO) with support from Social Workers for Global Justice organized the event […]

School Recognized by NASW Connecticut Chapter

October 21, 2014 by  

On October 2, 2014 four members of the SSW community were honored by the National Association of Social Workers CT Chapter at their Annual Awards Dinner. Emeritus Professor Waldo Klein, MSW, Ph.D. received the Lifetime Achievement Award “for his leadership, scholarship, and education of students in gerontology, compassion and commitment to quality of care, significant […]

MSW Open House

October 10, 2014 by  

Merseburg in Hartford

October 9, 2014 by  

Winston Johnson MSW ’74 Receives the 100 Men of Color Award

October 9, 2014 by  

The June Archer 100 Men of Color Gala was held on October 3, 2014 and Winston Johnson MSW ’74 was among the group of honorees. The event recognizes men of color in business, education, entrepreneurship, government, and services. It celebrates the progress that these pioneers, have made in their professions, and the invaluable contributions these […]

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

October 2, 2014 by  

This year as part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, under the leadership of the UConn School of Social Work’s Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Project (PRLSP), two presentations were held on the topic of Discovering Puerto Rico: History, Action and a Future of Success. This focus relates to the national theme of Hispanics: A legacy […]

Tocando Fondo Presentation

September 10, 2014 by  

In Social Work Practice, One Size Doesn’t Fit All

September 5, 2014 by  

Social workers currently face growing demands for measurable behavioral outcomes, reflecting a shift in the profession toward “scientific” proof to demonstrate its effectiveness. While agreeing that practitioners should embrace strategies proven to be effective in helping people, Alex Gitterman, Zachs professor of social work and director of the doctoral program at UConn’s School of Social […]

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