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February 12, 2016
Ben de Haan on how technology can harness change and improve lives
The lack of data and technology tools should not get in the way of improving services for the most vulnerable children and families in our communities. If we can empower social service providers with innovative technology, tools and powerful data, services will be enhanced, which ultimately means that outcomes for children and families will be improved, says Partners for Our Children Executive Director Ben de Haan.
February 12, 2016
2016 BASW Application Now Available Online
The Admissions Office is pleased to announce that the new online application portal for the Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare program is available now. Applicants can begin their applications for the coming 2016-2017 academic year at any time, and are encouraged to start early. Because this is a new system, Admissions staff recommend that applicants begin the process as soon as possible to make sure the applicant has plenty of time to submit all required materials by the April 1 deadline. We are standing by and look forward to receiving your applications!
February 9, 2016
Art exhibit explores impact of education on imprisoned men
In keeping with its mission to create and improve post-secondary education programs inside prisons, Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education or HOPE developed I Cry Out: Reclaiming Identities Behind Bars—an exhibit on display at the UW School of Social Work Gallery (first floor) from Feb.,16 to June 1, 2016.
February 4, 2016
Dean Uehara spotlights the role of scientific social work in creating change
Here’s a question for everyone who wants to change the world: Which of these innovations will have more impact on society—a first-of-its-kind experimental vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS that’s been developed by a venture-capital-backed biotechnology company, or a big-data research study from a social work scholar that identifies the role that alcohol consumption plays in the contraction of HIV/AIDS? My answer is both.
January 28, 2016
Study shows U.S. has greater link between low birth weight and inequality
Health disparities are common in developed countries, including the U.S., but at what age those inequities take root and how they vary between countries is less clear. A new study by School of Social Work Assistant Professor Melissa Martinson found that while low birth weight was linked to lower income and education levels in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, that connection was most persistent in the U.S.