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Escobar-Sawicki Chosen as 2016 NASW-IL Member At-Large

June 8, 2016

Clinical Assistant Professor, Christine Escobar-Sawicki has been chosen as NASW-IL’s Member At-Large. The current national modernization process will be changing the make-up of the NASW Illinois Chapter Board of Directors (as well as others across the country) beginning on July 1, 2016. As a result, the NASW Illinois Chapter will be operating under a new ... Read more

2016 School of Social Work Awards Recipients

June 2, 2016

BSW AWARDS Gary Shaffer Memorial BSW Award–  Brooke Garren John K. Gibson Award in Social Work–  Brooke Garren Mark P. Hale Award for Scholarship–  Kahlia Halpern School of Social Work Alumni Association Award–  Amber Floyd Susan T. Haney Illinois Club Scholarship–  Kahlia Halpern BSW FIELD AWARDS Excellence in Field Award–  Nathaniel Abad Fund for Field– ... Read more

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UO1 Cooperative Agreement of $1.4M Awarded to Community Wise Research Project

May 31, 2016

Dr. Liliane Windsor of the University of Illinois School of Social Work has received a UO1 cooperative agreement award, of $1.4M in direct costs over a four year period, entitled Community Wise: An Innovative Multi-level Intervention to Reduce Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD.) Community ... Read more

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Social Work Group Named 1 of 12 New Startups Through iVenture Accelerator

May 31, 2016

iVenture, a start-up accelerator for University of Illinois students, is a year-long program that gives student startups up to $10,000 in funding. Starting with an intensive summer session, students get access to mentors, workspace, connections to venture capital firms in central Illinois, and a $2,500 stipend to offset expenses for the summer. This year, 125 students representing ... Read more