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2019 School of Social Work Homecoming Party

August 9, 2019

Nothing says, “Welcome Home, ILLINI!” like a warm nostalgic slice of Papa Del’s pizza! Join us to celebrate Homecoming 2019 and as we gear up for the School’s 75th anniversary at this campus town favorite! Enjoy appetizers, pasta, pizza, dessert and drinks as you network with faculty, staff, students and alumni the night before the ... Read more

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Optimistic People Sleep Better, Longer, Study Finds

August 7, 2019

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found. More than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were included in the study sample. The participants included people in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Chicago; and Minneapolis. The research was led by Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work ... Read more

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Dr. Liliane Windsor Named Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow

August 7, 2019

Liliane Windsor, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, has been named a Health Policy Fellow by the National Academy of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows are chosen annually in a national competition for highly accomplished health, behavioral and social science professionals who ... Read more

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Study: Black Students Receive Fewer Warnings From Teachers About Misbehavior

August 7, 2019

A new study of racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline found that black middle school students were significantly less likely than their white peers to receive verbal or written warnings from their teachers about behavioral infractions. “While at first glance, disparities in teacher warnings seem less concerning than being expelled or sent to the ... Read more