Seventh Annual Scholarship Luncheon Held Oct. 23

University at Albany President Robert J. JonesThe School of Social Welfare celebrated its seventh annual Scholarship Awardees and Donors Luncheon on Oct. 23, 2013. More than 125 guests, including alumni, representatives of community agencies and organizations, corporate and foundation sponsors, government officials, and current and former faculty and staff, celebrated social work in our community, paid special tribute to SSW’s donors and honored our scholarship awardees.

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall Noted Scholar-Researcher Addresses “Gender as an Analytic Category”

On Oct. 8, 2013, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall spoke on “gender as an analytic category,” an event co-sponsored by SSW and the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. Guy-Sheftall is founding director of the Women’s Research.

UAlbany Hosts Seminar on The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Nonprofit Organizations

Seminar discussion
Lesley Adé Photography
In an effort to further educate the community-at-large, UAlbany Schools of Social Welfare and Public Health and the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy hosted a seminar on The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Nonprofit Community on Nov. 15, 2013. The highlight of the seminar was the keynote conversation between Donna Frescatore, Executive Director, NY State of Health (Health Insurance Exchange for NYS) and Dr. Rachel Wheeler, Vice Chief, Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Family Medicine, Somerville, MA regarding the historic changes in healthcare. Benita Zahn, News Channel 13 WNYT, moderated the conversation.

The event is part of an ongoing series of seminars designed to address emerging issues and concerns in the local non-profit community. It is an interdisciplinary collaboration to share knowledge and expertise; identify those issues requiring further research and education, and coordinate the development and dissemination of knowledge through community-based research, education, and service initiatives.