May 20, 2016

Annual spring breakfast focuses on the impact of student scholarships

The seventh annual scholarship breakfast, held April 26, raised $78,000 for the School’s endowed scholarship programs. More than 200 guests attended the early-morning event, emceed by Raymonda Reese (MSW ’16), a research fellow in the School-sponsored Communities in Action initiative. The keynote speaker, Vikram Jandhyala—the UW’s first vice president for innovation strategy—ignited attendees with his ideas on how to create synergy among faculty, staff and students and foster a University-wide innovation culture.

May 12, 2016

Forefront leads initiative to reduce suicides among university and college students

The University of Washington is leading a new, four-year collaboration aimed at promoting mental health and preventing suicide at colleges and universities around the state. 

May 4, 2016

Four School of Social Work students join inaugural Husky 100 group

School of Social Work BASW students Ashley Alday, Kainen Bell and David Inglish, and MSW/MPH graduate student Tiffany Woelfel, were selected to be part of the first cohort in an inaugural program called the Husky 100. This new student recognition program acknowledges 100 undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines from the Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses who exemplify leadership, passion, creativity and commitment.

April 20, 2016

Gillian Marshall explores impact of recession-related stress on health

The Great Recession devastated millions of Americans financially—but what impacts did that economic stress have on their physical and mental well-being? Gillian Marshall, an assistant professor of social work at the UW Tacoma, wants to answer that question.

April 15, 2016

Research study targets marijuana and tobacco users who want to quit

The Innovative Programs Research Group, an organization in the UW School of Social Work, is recruiting people 18 and older for a free marijuana and tobacco treatment trial. The study is aimed at adults who are regularly using both substances, want to quit marijuana and are willing to consider kicking the tobacco habit as well.