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When is the disaster over?

September 13, 2017

The onslaught of disasters over the past two weeks has been overwhelming even for a casual observer. Imagine what it must be like for those living it — the victims who’ve lost houses, belongings, loved ones. The children who lived through the terror of howling winds or quaking buildings, who’ve seen their rooms flooded, their ... Read more

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New Dean, Steven Anderson, Sees Bright Future for School of Social Work

September 11, 2017

“I’m very excited to be returning to the U. of I.,” Anderson said. “I spent a lot of time in my career here conducting research, teaching and developing curriculum. I’m really excited about the personnel who are in place. I know the school and the university, so for me it’s a great opportunity, and I’m ... Read more

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Powell to Assist Victims of Hurricane

September 8, 2017

Professor Tara Powell works with both adults and children to teach coping strategies after natural disasters. Powell will be headed to Houston, TX next week to help those in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Hear her WILL The 21st show interview.  (approx. 35 minute mark) ... Read more

Social Work Ambassadors at the University of Illinois

August 7, 2017

The goals of the Social Work Ambassadors program are to provide exceptional outreach and service throughout the School of Social Work, hone professional and leadership skills, and provide opportunities and experiences that will lead to personal and professional growth of the Ambassadors. Social Work Ambassadors are involved with activities and events related to recruitment, retention, ... Read more

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New Dean of Social Work Named

July 28, 2017

Steven Anderson, the director of the School of Social Work at Michigan State University, was named the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign effective Sept. 16, pending approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “Professor Anderson will bring an outstanding combination of prioritization of students, ... Read more