April 2014

Dear Colleagues,

As the end of the school year wraps up, I am so pleased to share the news about our new initiatives, research grants, and achievements of our School. We also have exciting news about our faculty, students and alumni.

  • Family

    SSW Institute Earns New Five-Year $21 Million Grant

    The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, led by SSW Assistant Dean Mary McCarthy (PI) and Dean Katharine Briar-Lawson (co-PI), receives a new five-year, $21.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau.

  • University at Albany President Robert J. Jones and Jones and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughters – activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe

    Inauguration of UAlbany’s 19th President Robert J. Jones

    UAlbany kicks off President Robert J. Jones weeklong inauguration celebration with a conversation among the president and Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughters – activist Nontombi Naomi Tutu and researcher Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.

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    School Receives Grant to Help Enroll the Uninsured in a Healthcare Plan under the Affordable Care Act

    A NYS Department of Health grant funds nine UAlbany MSW students to provide enrollment and related supports to residents in five local counties about health insurance coverage options and aid the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Look Beneath the Surface

    School Co-Hosts Conference on Human Trafficking

    SSW and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services convene a conference featuring experts to raise awareness of current laws on human trafficking.

  • Students in Africa

    The 2013 Summer Study Tour in Africa

    Several UAlbany students who took part in an experiential learning journey this summer to South Africa and Tanzania report on the group’s mission. They studied welfare policies focused on gender, HIV and children.

  • Grant News from the School of Social Welfare

    Grant News

    Latest information on grant support for the University at Albany School of Social Welfare

  • SSW Faculty Member in the classroom

    Faculty News

    Latest news about the activities of faculty members at the University at Albany School of Social Welfare

  • Great Danes

    Alumni News

    News about alumni accomplishments and honors

  • Jacqueline Richardson-Melecio

    Student News

    The latest information about our students

  • Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall


    An overview of important events at the School of Social Welfare from the past semester