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August 24, 2015

Join the Graduate Social Work Association

Interested in becoming more involved with the School of Social Work? Would you like to represent your fellow peers in the MSW program and serve as a liaison between students and the School of Social Work Administration? Do you have experience and enjoy planning educational, philanthropic, and social programs and events? Are you well-versed in ... Read more

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August 20, 2015

The School of Social Work 2015 Annual Report

We are growing. We are diverse. And we are always, in every endeavor, program, and initiative, focused on cultivating future leaders. It all adds up to transformative experiences for our students. Read all about the unique ILLINOIS experience in our 2015 annual report: A pdf. version of this report is available on our archive page. ... Read more

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July 30, 2015

Social Work Homecoming 2015

Social Work iHelp Project 3:00-5:00pm Wesley Food Pantry 1203 W. Green St. Urbana, IL 61801 Join School of Social Work students, alumni, faculty and staff for a food packaging event prior to the Homecoming Parade and the School of Social Work Homecoming Reception.  Kick off your Homecoming weekend by giving back through this fun service ... Read more

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July 28, 2015

Study finds parents’ health literacy affects child weight-loss tactics

Parents who have low health literacy are less likely to choose government-recommended weight-loss strategies, such as increasing physical activity or serving more fruits and vegetables, to help their children control their weight than parents who are better able to understand basic health-related information, a new study suggests. About one in six – or 16 percent ... Read more

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July 27, 2015

Dr. Lough Facilitates Global Workshop on Volunteering for Sustainable Development

On July 6-7, 2015, Assistant Professor Benjamin Lough organized and facilitated a workshop, together with Cliff Allum of Skillshare International, at the United Nations Complex in Bonn, Germany with the purpose of developing a strategic research agenda to communicate research priorities for ‘volunteering for peace and sustainable development’ over the next ten years. Over the ... Read more