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 […]

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  

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