News from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare
The School of Social Welfare with its Center on Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness and the Albany Guardian Society sponsored a forum addressing the “Widespread dissemination of evidence-based approaches to health in older adults” with keynote speaker Corinne Rieder, Ed.D., Executive Director and Treasurer of the John A. Hartford Foundation.
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Fourteen research projects directed by University at Albany faculty, whose expertise encompasses a wide range of academic disciplines, are awarded the first grants of the University’s Presidential Initiatives Fund for Research and Scholarship to support new and innovative research that may lead to large-scale investigator awards.
University at Albany School of Social Welfare Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson has been selected to receive the International Rhoda G. Sarnat Award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She will be honored April 30 at a ceremony at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Two University at Albany doctoral students have taken on the task of combating childhood maltreatment through their dissertation studies. For their efforts, Tana James of Brooklyn and Mi Jin Choi of South Korea have been awarded nationally competitive fellowships to complete their studies.
Distinguished Librarian Trudi Jacobson and Yvonne Harrison of Public Administration & Policy are 2014 SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grant winners for new massive open online courses (MOOCs). Jacobson’s project promotes student metaliteracy; Harrison’s increases management and leadership training for the nonprofit sector.
UAlbany is creating new online courses in healthcare for students and professionals through New York State “Open SUNY” grants designed to aid the state’s economy in key industries and provide new training opportunities for the state's workforce.