October 6, 2016

POC spotlighted in story on Ballmer family investment in data-driven social change

Steve and Connie Ballmer got in on the ground floor of the technological revolution centered on the rise of the personal computer. Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980. He met Connie Snyder Ballmer when she joined the fledgling company, and they married in 1990. Steve Ballmer rose steadily at Microsoft, succeeding Gates as CEO from 2000 until his retirement in 2014.

October 5, 2016

School statement supports faculty who stand with Dakota Access Pipeline protest

The UW School of Social Work’s faculty, student advisory and staff councils issued a joint statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline until additional tribal consultation and environmental impact studies have been completed.

September 26, 2016

School professor receives inaugural national social work award

Paula NuriusProfessor Paula Nurius is the first recipient of the Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education award from the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work. The award recognizes current or former faculty members who are committed to doctoral education at the national or international level.

September 20, 2016

West Coast Poverty Center named partner in national poverty center collaborative

The West Coast Poverty Center, a multidisciplinary partnership supported by the University of Washington School of Social Work, was recently named a partner in the newly formed Collaborative of U.S. Poverty Centers.

September 10, 2016

Dean Uehara featured on NBC News Asian America

Dean Eddie Uehara is featured on NBC News Asian America, addressing the topic of diversity among higher education leadership. In the video, she discusses how her own diversity has impacted her path to leadership and shares her vision for creating an inclusive learning community. According to the American Council on Education, there is a noticeable lack of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in leadership positions at U.S. colleges and universities.