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GameDay Spirit Social Work Fanstore Now Available

September 12, 2019

The School of Social Work is proud to partner with GameDay Spirit to provide an online Social Work Fanstore. Apparel will be available for purchase in a variety of options and on a long-term basis. Shipping is free on all orders over $75.   ... Read more

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RISING SPROUTS Grows From iVenture Accelerator

June 24, 2019

MSW student, Manasi Deshmukh is a member of RISING SPROUTS, an educational startup that aims to make fresh produce accessible and affordable to people experiencing food insecurity. In addition to accessibility, the group promotes mindfulness about reducing food waste. The solution connects the food surplus to food insecure areas by utilizing technology to create a ... Read more

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Paint Chicago Orange and Blue at Illini Fest

June 24, 2019

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is strengthening its outreach to Chicago with its first-ever downtown festival. Illini Fest, planned for Thursday, July 18 from 3-6 p.m. in the Park Grill Plaza of Millennium Park, aims to bring the university experience to the more than 150,000 Fighting Illini alumni living in Chicagoland. The free event ... Read more

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Young Adult Health Across the Lifespan: Policy and Practice

March 26, 2019

Featured Keynote Speaker:  IL State Senator Omar Aquino This FREE educational event is planned by Social Work HEALS students for students and faculty in partnership with local and state stakeholders to discuss young adult health and wellness, advocacy, and financial literacy. While many other developmental age groups receive special attention regarding their health concerns, young ... Read more

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National Symposium and Expo to Focus on Perinatal Mental, Physical Health

March 21, 2019

The Patient Advisory Group of the Identifying Depression through Early Assessment Women’s Health Coalition is coordinating the events. The group and the IDEA coalition heighten awareness about perinatal depression and involve patients in research to improve services for women during the perinatal period. The coalition is led by University of Illinois social work professor Karen ... Read more

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Career Development and Networking Event

March 12, 2019

Career Development Workshop (10 am – 12 pm, SSW) Registration will begin at 9:30 am Topics covered will include writing resumes and cover letters, using social media to your advantage, presenting yourself in a professional environment and interviewing/negotiation skills. Networking Event (12 pm – 1:30 pm, SSW) Immediately following the Career Development Workshops, you are ... Read more

School of Social Work Ranked #5 in Top Online Degree Programs

January 31, 2019

OnlineMasters.com has selected University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as one of the Best Master’s in Social Work Programs for 2019. The School of Social Work is ranked #5 out of the top 45 online programs. Results are based on academic quality, student success and affordability. Learn more ... Read more

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Message from Dean Anderson

November 6, 2018

Dear Friends, The past two weeks unfortunately have again bluntly presented us with the ugly specter of violence in America. The fact that much of this violence has been motivated by racial, ethnic, gender, religious, and political animosities adds another troubling dimension to what would be distressing in any event. I join with my colleagues ... Read more

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Study: Online Positive Psychology Exercises Improve Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients

October 10, 2018

Kidney dialysis patients who engage in technology-based positive psychology exercises during their treatments may significantly improve their depressive symptoms and quality of life, a new study found. Patients with depression who used tablet computers to complete brief positive psychology exercises online several times a week scored lower on depressive symptoms and reported that they felt ... Read more

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Homecoming 2018 Events

October 9, 2018

Social Work Event- Selfie Campaign October 7-12, 2018 Post your social work selfie and win fabulous prizes! Starting October 7-12, kick off #ILLINOIShomecoming 2018 by posting a selfie in front of the orange fountains at the Hallene Gateway, with Alma or on the quad. Use the hash tags #ILLINOISsocialwork #ILLINOIShomecoming and comment about why you ... Read more