January 26, 2015

The Impact of the Suze Orman Graduate Award

The Suze Orman show series finale will air on March 28th, 2015. See Dean Korr speak about the impact that the Suze Orman Graduate Award has had on twelve of our School of Social Work students. Showtimes- United States Saturday 5a | 9p | 12a ET Sunday 4a | 5a ET Asia Pacific Saturday 11a ... Read more

January 20, 2015

The Henry Luce Foundation Sponsors International Service-Learning in Higher Education

Benjamin J. Lough, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is serving as the principal investigator on this award. Dr. Lough also serves as Director of Quantitative Research with, which is the primary method through which the communication on international service learning will be developed and disseminated. gathers ... Read more

January 16, 2015

Ethics Discussion

Interdisciplinary discussion groups about ethics and international service among first year medical students, social work students, and faculty. Medical Sciences Building, 2nd floor, College of Medicine, 506 S. Mathews Street, Urbana Facilitator: Ben Lough, MSW, PhD RSVP by February 16, 2015 ... Read more

January 15, 2015

Position Announcement- Senior Research Specialist

The Children and Family Research Center (CFRC) was established in 1996 in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to identify and monitor child welfare service outcomes, conduct program evaluations of key interventions and complete research on critical issues that impact the success of these efforts.  The CFRC conducts child welfare program ... Read more

January 8, 2015

Optimistic people have healthier hearts, study finds

1/8/2015 | Sharita Forrest, Social Work Editor | 217-244-1072; People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health, suggests a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular ... Read more