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News from the University at Albany School of Social Welfare
The School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany proudly congratulates Estella Williamson a 2016 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) award recipient. Ms. Williamson is an alum of the school and is currently serving as our Assistant Dean/Director of Field Education.
A committee of alumni of the School of Social Welfare have worked to support the Internships in Aging Project scholarship fund over the last several years. This year, chaired by Karen (Vincek) Baxter ’12 and Alaina Shanley ’15, the committee is hosting “An Evening with IAP”, an annual fundraising event on September 30
Understanding and Responding to Kids and Families with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges Using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach and “Use the Force, Luke!” Managing Number One, First and Staying Motivated to Make a Difference.
This summer I was given the opportunity to work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as an Amgen scholar. I worked in the Biostatistics Branch in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). As an Amgen scholar, I was also able to attend round table discussions on health disparities with experts in a variety of fields.
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
UAlbany faculty experts discuss the post 9/11 climate in the U.S., which has seen battle lines drawn over immigration reform, homeland security and international relations while grappling with threats from ISIS and homegrown terrorists.
More than 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the University at Albany’s 172nd Commencement ceremonies, Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15.
Students in Assistant Professor Keith Chan's social welfare class have produced a video to start a movement aimed at ending the silence and removing the stigma associated with mental illness.
The University has been awarded a $10 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) endowment grant, with which it will launch a major public engagement initiative to address the future of minority health disparities in the Northeastern United States.
The transdisciplinary nature of the new $10 million NIH endowment grant will involve nearly 50 faculty in six of UAlbany’s nine schools and colleges.