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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

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School of Social Work Apparel Sale

September 5, 2018

Here’s how it works: Visit the Illinois School of Social Work Apparel Sale site Simply click, order, and have your item shipped directly to you! This form will be open until Sunday, 09/23/2018 at Midnight EST. After this date, the form will close and these items will no longer be available. Orders will begin shipping ... Read more

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Study: Girls More Likely Than Boys to Struggle With Social, Behavioral, Academic Needs

April 23, 2018

Written by: Sharita Forrest  | Illinois News Bureau, Education Editor  | 217-244-1072 The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems during their freshman year in high school, a new study found. And despite the gender stereotype that boys are more ... Read more

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Social Work Grad School Virtual Fair

February 27, 2018

Join us on April 18, 2018 to learn more about all of our ILLINOIS Social Work graduate program options, featuring the iMSW program! Log in anytime between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. to ask questions via IM. ... Read more

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Sanders Lecture Series: “Stories from the Streets”

February 26, 2018

April 5, 2018 from 5-6 p.m. Levis Faculty Center, Room 300 919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana IL Reception to follow Andi and Al Tauber have been playing music together in a variety of contexts for over 30 years. Nearly half of that time has been devoted to developing and performing “Stories from the Streets” for ... Read more