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Harnessing Technology for Social Good

November 11, 2020

image of Prof. Rosalba Hernandez with student using virtual reality goggles

Lecture Series 2020-2021

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work is holding its 2nd year-long lecture series designed to meet the profession’s grand challenge of harnessing technology for social good.

The American Academy for Social Work and Social Welfare spearheaded the Grand Challenges of Social Work, representing 12 challenges focused on improving individual and family well-being, strengthening the social fabric, and helping create a more just society. Named after the grand challenge of “Harnessing Technology for Social Good”, this lecture series is designed to present innovative applications of technology powered by science in order to expand new opportunities and collaborations for reaching more people with greater impact on society’s most vexing social problems.

This year we are holding this lecture series on Zoom. Registration is required. These events are free and open to the public.

2021 Webinars

  • The Digital Divide and the Digital Mismatch: Reflections on the Barriers in the Use of Information Technology and to Overcome Inequality
    April 15, 2021 12:00-1 p.m. CST
    Speaker: Dr. Jon Gant, Professor and Dean, North Carolina Central University, School of Library and Information Sciences
    Register to attend
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