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2019 School of Social Work Alumni Award Recipients

April 8, 2019

Outstanding New Social Worker Award This award is for recent graduates of the BSW or MSW program who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments in his/her first five years of post-degree practice.   Cynthia Degnan, LSW Cynthia graduated from the School of Social Work and immediately began working as a therapist at Rape Advocacy, Counseling, and Education ... Read more

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Harnessing Technology Series to Host Desmond Patton

April 8, 2019

The Harnessing Technology for Social Good Series welcomes Desmond Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. Dr. Patton uses qualitative and computational methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief and identity are expressed in social media and the implications on well-being for ... Read more

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Spring Apparel Sale

April 1, 2019

Order now through April 16th (this form will expire at midnight CST). Orders will ship out on 5/1/19. The form contains new items for Spring including tank tops and new colors for other apparel. *No returns or exchanges, all sales are final. Please refer to the size chart provided on each item.* ... Read more

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Young Adult Health Across the Lifespan: Policy and Practice

March 26, 2019

Featured Keynote Speaker:  IL State Senator Omar Aquino This FREE educational event is planned by Social Work HEALS students for students and faculty in partnership with local and state stakeholders to discuss young adult health and wellness, advocacy, and financial literacy. While many other developmental age groups receive special attention regarding their health concerns, young ... Read more

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National Symposium and Expo to Focus on Perinatal Mental, Physical Health

March 21, 2019

The Patient Advisory Group of the Identifying Depression through Early Assessment Women’s Health Coalition is coordinating the events. The group and the IDEA coalition heighten awareness about perinatal depression and involve patients in research to improve services for women during the perinatal period. The coalition is led by University of Illinois social work professor Karen ... Read more