October 26, 2016

Open enrollment for benefit plan changes begins Nov. 1

Open enrollment for state employees in higher education begins Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 30. The open enrollment period is your only chance to change your benefits coverage unless you are hired after the open enrollment period or have a qualifying life event such as a new child. Benefit changes you select during the open enrollment period take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. 

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October 4, 2016

Office of Field Education welcomes new assistant dean and field faculty lecturers

In the next few months, there will be three new faces in the Office of Field Education. Valli Kalei Kanuha (pictured left) will join the staff Jan. 3, as the new Assistant Dean for Field Education, and two School MSW graduates were hired as field faculty lecturers: Saul Tran Cornwall and Khalfani Mwamba.

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September 30, 2016

Join us at the fall workshop on Race, Bias & Dissonance

Generally speaking, behaviors and actions are closely tied to one's knowledge, beliefs and values. Yet decisions are often based not on what we consciously know and believe but rather on hidden motivations driven by unconscious biases.

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September 27, 2016

Fireside chat with Dr. Kenya Beard tackles health equity

Individuals have the right to attain their highest level of health but policies often do not match the realities.  Join Dr. Kenya Beard on Oct. 11 for a powerful discussion on “Health Equity Through My Lens.” We’ll explore the face of health equity in your community, reflect on current challenges, and share critical approaches to advancing health equity.

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August 24, 2016

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen to deliver keynote at Elder Friendly Futures Conference

The future of healthy aging depends on equity. In her keynote address at the upcoming Elder Friendly Futures Conference, UW School of Social Work Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen will share her research and findings on aging, health disparities and resilience in marginalized communities, including aging LGBT adults.

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