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Year in Review

School of Social Welfare


  • Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness (CEACW) logoCenter Aims to Improve Health Outcomes for Older Adults
    Two new grants have been awarded to the Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness to improve health outcomes of older adults. A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is funding a program to help individuals with high blood pressure.
  • UAlbany Campus at NightCenter Studies Domestic Violence, Community Nutrition and Juvenile Detention Alternatives
    The Center for Human Services Research was awarded new grants for studies addressing domestic violence, community nutrition and juvenile detention alternatives. CHSR is dedicated to developing empirically based knowledge to improve the design and delivery of services that address social issues and meet community needs.


  • Phil McCallionMcCallion Named IASSID Fellow, Receives Social Welfare Award
    Phil McCallion, M.S.W. ’81, Ph.D. ’93, Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and Community Wellness, received the AGE-SW Career Achievement Award for his outstanding work in gerontology at the Gerontological Society of America meetings in November 2012. McCallion was honored for his many years of rigorous work to generate first-rate scholarly contributions to advance the field.
  • School of Social Welfare Professor Hal A. LawsonLawson Honored with National Cooperative Leadership Award   
    The National School Development Council has bestowed one of its two annual National Cooperative Leadership Awards upon School of Social Welfare Professor Hal A. Lawson. The award recognizes an outstanding national leader with demonstrated success in improving school leadership preparation and practice, facilitating collaboration with educational partners, and investing in research frameworks that benefit educational practice.

Student Experience

  • Students touring AfricaStudents Visit South Africa and Ghana for Summer Study
    Study abroad experiences can have profound effects on a student’s global perspective. Such is the case for UAlbany senior Casie Addison who discovered, during her study abroad experience, the great inequities that persist in post-apartheid South Africa.
  • MSW group of studentsMSW Students Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
    Nine School of Social Welfare MSW students took part in the School’s 7th Annual Service Learning Trip to New Orleans in January 2013. The students assisted with continued relief efforts while also learning about what has been done to improve conditions since Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the city in 2005.