September 12, 2017

American social work academy names Dean Uehara inaugural honorary fellow

In recognition of her contributions and the impact of the Grand Challenges for Social Work, the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) recently named Dean Eddie Uehara as an inaugural honorary fellow.

September 11, 2017

Research, innovation and public service attract six new faculty members

A commitment to innovation and social justice, a focus on diversity, and a passion for promoting the Grand Challenges for Social Work attracted six new faculty to join the School of Social Work. 

September 6, 2017

Forefront forges innovative partnership to reduce gun-related suicides

Social work professor Jennifer Stuber is joining forces with firearm-right advocacy organizations in her role as faculty director and co-founder of Forefront, a School of Social Work-based suicide prevention group. Read her op-ed in The Seattle Times.

September 5, 2017

School of Social Work reaffirms pledge to support and defend DACA

Today, Dean Edwina Uehara—on behalf of the School of Social Work faculty council, staff council and deans—reaffirmed the School's commitment to support and defend the students and the communities impacted by the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program if legislative action is not taken in six months. 

August 24, 2017

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen leads new national study on health of lesbian, gay and bisexual older adults

In general, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) older adults were found to be in poorer health than heterosexuals, according to a new national study led by social work professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen. At the same time, however, findings point to areas of resilience, with more LGB adults engaging in preventive health measures.