Alumna Named Recipient of 2016 Society for Social Work and Research Dissertation Award

November 9, 2015

SSW Alumna, Megan Paceley, PhD 2015, was named the recipient of the 2016 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation entitled “Social and Community Support Among Nonmetropolitan Gender and Sexual Minority Youth: A Mixed Methods Study.” Paceley’s research was judged by members of the Society to be ... Read more

Professor Carter-Black to Receive 2015 Larine Y. Cowan Award

November 2, 2015

The 2015 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity has been awarded to associate professor, Jan Carter-Black. This recognition is to honor leadership efforts in being an outstanding teacher and mentor to students at Illinois. There are four categories for the awards, including Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs, Excellence in ... Read more


School Ranked #3 by OnlineU for 2015 Top Online MSW Programs

November 2, 2015

OnlineU 2015 Top Online MSW Programs are all CSWE-accredited and were selected using a synthesis of ranking factors that indicate a strong student body and competitive institution. The top 10 online MSW programs all have low acceptance rates, high enrollment rates, and exceptionally high student entrance exam scores. See the top 10 ... Read more

SSW to Welcome Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD)

November 2, 2015

“With CPRD‘s commitment to working with state and community agencies for health and human service reform and quality improvement, the Center is an excellent addition to the School and will help us achieve our mission and goals. Their presence will provide opportunities for more students to engage in community-based research and to develop partnerships with ... Read more

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9th Annual Brieland Visiting Scholar Lecture

October 13, 2015

Child Trafficking: A Call to Action Monday, November 9, 2015 School of Social Work, Room 2015 4:00 p.m. Reception to follow Free event, open to the public Human trafficking is a violation of the dignity of mind, body, and spirit.  Children, due to their age and development, are extremely vulnerable to this heinous crime. Survivors ... Read more