School of Social Welfare September 2010 News Highlights

SSW Assistant Professor Heather Larkin, SSW MSW Graduate Brooke Beckos, and SSW Doctoral Student Elisa Martin Receive Award for Best Research Paper

Their paper, Applied Integral Methodological Pluralism: Designing Comprehensive Social Services Program Evaluation, won Best Paper in the category of research at the Integral Theory Conference, July 29-August 1, 2010, Pleasant Hill, CA.

Jennifer Courtney, SSW Ph.D. Candidate, Receives Fellowship

Ms. Courtney was the recipient of the very competitive and prestigious 2010-2011 Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship from the National Association of Social Workers Foundation. The award is to be applied to her tuition and related expenses.

Jisung (Jay) Park, SSW Doctoral Student Received UAlbany IFW Award

Jisung Park received the University at Albany Initiatives for Women Award. This award is designed to enhance educational and career opportunities for women students, staff, and faculty.

Nam Soon Huh, Ph.D.’97 Appointed Senior Vice President at Hallym University

Nam Soon Huh, Ph.D.’97 was recently appointed Senior Vice President at Hallym University in the Gangwon Province, the first woman to serve in this position both at the University and in her province. She is also serves as Dean and Professor of Social Work at Hallym University. Her international work in the field of social work is revolutionizing research, best practices, and delivery systems in Korea and beyond. In 2007, in recognition for leadership in government, academia and the community as well as her tireless work on behalf of vulnerable children and families, the UAlbany Alumni Association awarded Dr. Huh with the Excellence in Public Service Award.

U.S.-Africa Partnership Summer Study Tour Completes 11th Trip

The U.S.-Africa Partnership to Build Stronger Communities completed its 2010 Study Tour this summer (July and August). Social Welfare Professor and Study Tour director, Dr. Robert Miller along with the group members met with the Addis Ababa University Provost for International Education, the Tanzanian ministers of Health and Social Services, as well visited various child-welfare, HIV/AIDS, human rights and social services agencies in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zanzibar. The 2011 Study Tour will repeat this year’s tour and include social service agencies in Arusha and at the base of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Particiapnts in US Africa partnershipDr. Robert Miller and particiapnts in US-Africa Partnership

Dr. Robert Miller and participants in the US-Africa Partnership