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From humble beginnings to one of the country’s best, UNC’s School of Social Work has defined and redefined itself throughout its rich 90-year history.
State lawmakers in North Carolina likely never envisioned the significance of their decision to establish the School of Public Welfare – the predecessor of today’s School. But in 1920, the course was set and renowned sociologist and reformer Howard W. Odum was tapped as the School’s first leader.
The School of Social Work is extending its international reach.
Come December, students and faculty plan to participate in the first study abroad trip to India, and if all goes well, MSW students will be vying in 2012 for a new field assignment within the same country. Both programs offer opportunities to learn more about the world’s largest democracy, including its system of social work and the social and economic challenges that the country faces because of severe poverty, said Rebecca Brigham, the School’s director of field education.
Please join us for the 16th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health.
When? Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 1:30-4:00 p.m. EDT
Where? Webcast and Tate-Turner-Kuralt building (School of Social Work) auditorium - see www.minority.unc.edu
Topic: "What Will Health Care Reform Mean for Minority Health Disparities?"
Mayra Alvarez, M.H.A., Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (Illinois)
A new donation to the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help attract and retain top graduate students.
Sam and Betsy Reeves of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., are giving an annual expendable $250,000 gift to the University to support doctoral students at the social work school.
Long before a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, social workers were already among the countless humanitarian workers and aid organizations attending to the impoverished country’s physical and emotional needs. In the months ahead, these same workers will play an even more vital role as extensive efforts to rebuild shattered infrastructure and lives begin.