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News from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare
Congratulations to School of Social Welfare doctoral student, Daejun Park. Daejun is the recipient of a prestigious government scholarship from the National Institute for International Education.
SSW Professor Dr. Hal Lawson's book published
The Faculty and Staff of the School of Social Welfare congratulate Dr. Hal Lawson on the release of his new book titled Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools. Dr. Lawson co-authored and edited this book with Professor Dolf van Veen, Director of the Dutch National Center for Education and Youth Care.
Associate Dean Ricky Fortune joins the 2016 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).
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.
News from the UAlbany NewsCenter
The University at Albany is leading an area collaborative network, HEARTS (Healthy Environments And Relationships That Support), to support research and services seeking to strengthen resilience in people who have experienced early childhood traumas, often referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
UAlbany continues to enhance its academic footprint, welcoming 64 new full-time faculty members, including both tenure-track and full-time lecturers. New deans and provosts will lead efforts in the areas of criminal justice, engineering and applied sciences, social welfare, and international education. Several administrative professionals are added as well.
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.