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February 9, 2015
Social work professor Jordan Lewis partners with IWRI to launch elders-in-residence program
As a girl growing up in Alaska, Elizabeth Fleagle learned life lessons and hands-on skills from her grandmother, from cooking to making fish nets and moccasins.“Our grandma taught us how to make everything we had to make,” said Fleagle, who lives in Fairbanks and is Inupiat Eskimo. “In my culture, that’s how we learn.”
January 28, 2015
Former School lecturer Lloyd Averill passes away at age 91
Lloyd Averill, who was a senior lecturer at the School from 1984 to 1993 with an emeritus appointment afterwards, passed away Dec. 17, 2014.
January 6, 2015
Partners for Our Children launches online parenting-skills program
A new open-source parenting program developed by Partners for Our Children—a School of Social Work-affliated innovation center—is designed to support parents with chidlren in foster care in an effort to reunite families.
December 31, 2014
Norma Timbang receives 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Volunteer Recognition Award
Norma Timbang, a community activist, social worker and lecturer at the School of Social Work, is this year’s recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Volunteer Recognition Award for the School of Social Work.
December 22, 2014
New research shows optimism and hope among homeless Alaska Native elders
Mention homeless people and words like optimistic, hopeful and happy are typically not what spring to mind. More likely, said Jordan Lewis, an assistant professor in the University of Washington’s School of Social Work, the stereotypes are negative