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Harnessing Technology for Social Good- Lecture Series

August 27, 2018

The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society. This lecture series, named after the grand challenge of “Harnessing Technology for Social Good” is designed to present ... Read more

Four years. Free tuition. Illinois Commitment

August 27, 2018

Illinois Commitment is a financial aid package that provides scholarships and grants to cover tuition and campus fees for students who are Illinois residents and have a family income of $61,000 or less. $61,000 is the current median family income in the state of Illinois. Illinois Commitment will cover tuition and campus fees for new ... Read more

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iMSW Informational Meetings

July 10, 2018

The iMSW is a part-time program designed to offer flexibility for working students. Choose from our hybrid-online Advanced Clinical track with limited weekend face-to-face sessions, or our 100% online Leadership and Social Change track for those with a macro interest in social work. Urbana- iMSW Informational Meeting Saturday, October 6th 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. RSVP ... Read more

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2018 Awards Recipients

June 11, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of our School of Social Work awards! The following students were recognized at our annual Awards Ceremony at the iHotel and Conference Center on April 26, 2018. These awards wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous donors who have invested in our student body. BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer ... Read more

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Lady Gaga Announces Support for Journey of Hope

December 7, 2017

In October, Lady Gaga released a statement via her Born This Way Foundation announcing she’s supporting Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which helps young people cope with their emotions during difficult times. Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention, was co-developed by University of Illinois Social Work professor Tara M. Powell and colleagues ... Read more

BHWELL Program to Help Provide Mental Health Services to High-Need Areas in Illinois

November 10, 2017

A newly funded initiative at the University of Illinois is expanding the number of behavioral health providers available to care for residents in medically underserved and rural communities throughout Illinois. The Illinois Behavioral Health Workforce Education, Leadership and Learning program will train 116 master’s of social work students to provide collaborative behavioral health care services ... Read more

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PhD Program Informational Luncheon

October 30, 2017

Thursday, November 16 2017 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. School of Social Work 1010 W. Nevada Urbana IL 2nd Floor, Room 2015 See if the School of Social Work PhD program is right for you! Meet Social Work faculty and learn about their current research. Hear from current PhD students and about their experience in our PhD ... Read more

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11th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 10, 2017

November 16, 2017 4:00-5:00pm Levis Faculty Center Third Floor Lecture Hall (300) 919 W Illinois St Urbana, IL 61801 Effective parenting is critical to human development.  Good parenting begins with having a choice and control over when parenting begins, having science-based and socially fitting parenting skills; having an array of supports for parenting; and having ... Read more

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New Dean of Social Work Named

July 28, 2017

Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “Professor Anderson will bring an outstanding combination of prioritization of students, ... Read more