Faculty & Staff News

Faculty Share Promotion and Tenure Bookplate Selections

February 1, 2018

Achievement of tenure and/or promotion in rank is perhaps the most significant event in the professional life of a faculty member. It represents the culmination of years of work and excellence in teaching, research, and service; recognizes promise for future achievement; and welcomes scholars into a community of privilege and responsibility. In many cases, the ... Read more

Benjamin Lough Named Recipient of Faculty Award for International Achievement

February 1, 2018

The International Achievement Awards recognize outstanding alumni, faculty, and students whose exceptional work, service, and/or scholarship has made a significant, global impact. The Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement is presented to an Illinois faculty member with profound international accomplishments in teaching, research and public service. Dr. Benjamin Lough is an Associate Professor at ... Read more

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Longitudinal Social-Emotional Screening Work Funded by Spencer Foundation Grant

January 22, 2018

The purpose of this project is to examine for developmental patterns of social-emotional learning (SEL) needs among high school students, their academic and behavioral outcomes, and the role of school context in influencing the relations between patterns and outcomes. The goal is to examine how school factors moderate the relations between patterns of SEL needs ... Read more

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ICAHN Encourages Critical Access Hospitals to Become Pilot Sites for IL BHWELL Program

January 18, 2018

The University of Illinois School of Social Work, in cooperation with the National Center for Rural Health Professions and the Illinois Area Health Education Center, was recently awarded a four-year, federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for workforce development in integrated care in Illinois. Integrated care or integrated behavioral health brings Masters of ... Read more

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Study Shows Only Half of Youths Involved in Problem Behaviors Graduate on Time

January 9, 2018

Children who experience high rates of peer victimization or engage in problem behaviors such as fighting or absenteeism during seventh grade are at significantly greater risk of not graduating high school on time, a new study suggests. The study examined patterns of high school graduation and students’ experiences with victimization, physical fighting, school suspensions and ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work SSWR Presentations-2018

January 5, 2018

Environmental Changes, Indigenous Experiences, and Health Outcomes Shanondora Billiot, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Feeding Choices Among First Generation Latina Mothers Living in Non-Metropolitan Communities Maria Pineros, MSW, MPH, Doctoral Candidate, I-TOPP Pre-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL Karen Tabb, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at ... Read more

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School of Social Work Ranked 6th in World, According to CWUR

October 27, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work, ranked 6th in the world in Center for World University Rankings , according to the (CWUR). These 2017 CWUR rankings are based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals, and strongly reflect on the research productivity of various schools; the CWUR Rankings by ... Read more

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New iMSW Program-Fully Online

October 19, 2017

Introducing the fully online iMSW program in Leadership and Social Change. The iMSW in Leadership and Social Change is a part-time MSW program that offers convenience and flexibility for practitioners who live in rural and urban communities that are a distance from the University  of Illinois campus, as well as for practitioners who live in ... Read more

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Illinois Social Work Presenters at CSWE

October 16, 2017

Council on Social Work Education 63rd Annual Program Meeting Dallas, Texas Sheraton Dallas Hotel October 19–22, 2017 Dean Steve Anderson Friday, October 20, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Towards New Competencies: Global Issues in the Social Work Curriculum Saturday, October 21, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Kinship Provider Perspectives on Caregiving Related Health ... Read more