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Dec 3

Grand Challenges Fall News

December 3, 2019
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Check out what’s happening in the Grand Challenges, including their new director. Read more

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Oct 16

Fellow Zayas Goes Live On Ted Talks

October 16, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

Fellow and University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas delivers a knockout new Ted Talk on family separation at the border: https://www.ted.com/talks/luis_h_zayas_how_family_separation_at_the_us_mexico_border_affects_children_s_mental_health

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Sep 11

Grand Challenges New Webinar

September 11, 2019
Meetings, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

New Webinar from the Grand Challenges for Social Work: Current Strategies to Reduce Extreme Economic Inequality – Focusing on work, income, and inclusive wealth-building strategies to reduce economic inequality through macro social work practice September 18, 2019 2pm ET / 11am PT Are you interested in how social workers and allies can fight for economic justice?

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Aug 26

Zayas On NPR

August 26, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hick School of Social Work Dean Luis Zayas recently appeared on NPR.  Zayas was part of a panel discussing the effects of immigrant detention on children’s mental health. See the transcript here.    

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Aug 26

Manderscheid Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

August 26, 2019
Events, Fellow News, Practice Fields

Academy Fellow Ron Manderscheid is the 2019 winner of The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) Lifetime Achievement award. NYAPRS is a not-for-profit organization comprised of a mix of recovering people and professionals who serve New York’s mental health recovery and rehabilitation community. Manderscheid currently serves as the executive director of the

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Aug 14

NASEM Appoints Guilamo-Ramos

August 14, 2019
Fellow News, Policy, Research

New York University professor and Fellow Vincent Guilamo-Ramos received an appointment from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to a committee on the prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases.  As an expert on the committee, Guilamo-Ramos will provide recommendations for future policy and public health programs on the subject.  Read more.

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Jul 31

Grand Challenges Western Consortium Deadline

July 31, 2019
Events, The Grand Challenges For Social Work

The Grand Challenges for Social Work is hosting its third annual Western Consortium meeting on September 13, 2019. The group will convene at Colorado State University to explore curriculum development, ideas for internship and community service and other ways to implement the Grand Challenges. The University of Washington is partnering with Colorado State University in

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Jul 22

Dean Emeritus Barbara White

July 22, 2019
Fellow News

The Academy regrets the passing of inaugural Fellow Barbara White.  Dean White led the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years.

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Jul 19

Edleson Honored by City of Berkeley

July 19, 2019
Fellow News

Berkeley (CA) City Council member Ben Bartlett recently presented USC Dean of Social Work Jeffrey Edleson with a city proclamation honoring his accomplishments and service.

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Jul 19

Zimmerman On Federal Oversight For Assisted Living Facilities

July 19, 2019
Fellow News, Practice Fields, Research

Assisted living facilities are now adding nurses and doctors to their staff by legislative policy. Aging and assisted living expert Fellow Sheryl Zimmerman shares research in this discussion on assisting and federal oversight.

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