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MSW Program Virtual Info Session

September 21, 2016

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about our campus MSW and outreach (iMSW) programs, the application process, our school, and our faculty. Join us on: November 15, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. (CST) Questions? E-mail: or give us a call at (217) 333-2261.     ... Read more

10th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

September 19, 2016

Join us on October 13th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Guest Lecturer: Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Associate Professor, University of Southern California The expanded availability and quality of administrative data, coupled with advances in technology, have led to renewed interest in decision aids based on statistical models. Predictive risk modeling (PRM) is one such class of tools, using ... Read more

Open Rank Faculty Position- Apply Now

September 14, 2016

The School of Social Work invites applications for an open rank faculty position with a starting date of August 16, 2017. Applicants at all ranks and relevant disciplines will be considered. We are seeking faculty whose research and teaching focus on strategic needs across programs. This position is aligned with campus strategic priorities. Candidates can ... Read more

Piedra Selected as I-POC Awardee

September 12, 2016

School of Social Work Associate Professor, Lissette Piedra has been selected as an awardee of this year’s proof of concept funding program by The Office of Technology Management (OTM). The I-POC program helps faculty move their innovations closer to the marketplace or public use. Dr. Piedra will use her award to help develop her Vida ... Read more

Using Illinois Data to Understand and Address the Juvenile Justice Pipeline

September 7, 2016

Susan Witkin, Senior Research Program Coordinator for the Center Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois School of Social Work was invited to present at the recent Summit on Juvenile Detention, Narrowing the Pipeline so Detention is the Last Resort held on August 24, 2016, in Springfield, IL. The audience included state, community ... Read more