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May 11

In Memoriam: Larry Davis

May 11, 2021
Fellow News, General

Dr. Davis passed away on March 30, 2021. Below is a remembrance shared by Elizabeth Farmer, dean and professor of social work at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dean Davis’s life and work had an incredible impact on so many people, and it is a true loss not only to his family, the University of Pittsburgh,

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Feb 3

In Memoriam: Kathleen Ell

February 3, 2021
Fellow News, General

The Academy regrets to inform you of the passing of Kathleen Ell on January 9, 2021. Professor Ell was one of 30 social workers inducted into the one of the first classes of Fellows for the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW), and served as a member of the Board. During her

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Jan 29

Academy 2021 Induction Ceremony Video

January 29, 2021
Events, Fellow News

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony was featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on

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Jan 11

How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During COVID-19

January 11, 2021
Fellow News, General

Academy Fellow Dr. Lawrence Palinkas lends his expertise on post-traumatic stress disorder and the mental health of immigrants and refugees, in an interview with Noor Zohdy, a journalism student with The School of The New York Times. The article below details Syrian refugee families in Lebanon during COVID-19. How Syrian Refugee Families are Coping During

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Dec 2

Academy Elects 12 New Fellows for Class of 2021

December 2, 2020
Events, Fellow News

The American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) has selected twelve individuals for induction, recognizing their distinguished accomplishments as scholars and practice and policy leaders dedicated to achieving excellence in high-impact work to advance social good. The virtual induction ceremony will be featured at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Conference on

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Nov 26

Academy’s new publication on the impact of COVID on tenured-line faculty

November 26, 2020
Fellow News, General, Publications, Research

The Academy recently published a commentary, “COVID-19 and Long-Term Impacts on Tenure-Line Careers,” in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Read our full commentary here. Abstract: Concerned about reports from pre-tenure-track scholars about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 12 members of the American Academy of Social Work and Social

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Nov 21

Academy Fellow Karina Walters Joint Letter of Support (NASW-CSWE-AASWSW)

November 21, 2020
Fellow News, General

The Academy joins NASW and CSWE in supporting Fellow Karina Walters for the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health/Director of the Office of Minority Health.

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Oct 16

Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) Fall Institute: Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression – October 20, 2020

October 16, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General

The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) will be hosting a series of sessions for their Fall Institute discussing Race, Politics, and Fighting Voter Suppression. Please register here and join the discussion on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  

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Oct 8

Episode 2: Systemic Racism & Poverty – Wednesday, October 28th

October 8, 2020
Events, Fellow News, General, Webinar Series

“Systemic Racism & Poverty” is the second virtual program in the AASWSW’s webinar series on systemic racism. An examination of the wealth and income dynamics in the US reveals staggering disparity between black and white households; the median net worth for a white family is nearly 10 times higher than that for black families. This

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Sep 25

AASWSW Strongly Opposes the September 22, 2020 Presidential Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

September 25, 2020
Fellow News, General, Policy

Under the twin cloaks of personal and opportunity equality, both enshrined in our Independence Declaration and our Constitution, the President of the United States is seeking to whitewash our history and institutionalize racism and sexism. His Executive Order to radically cripple diversity and equity training designed to promote racial and sexual equality extends to all

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