January 15, 2019

Othello-UW Commons provides home base for School of Social Work community engagement initiatives

On Jan. 16, a new 2,200-square-foot facility known as the Othello-UW Commons opens to the public, connecting South Seattle communities with the University of Washington to promote understanding, engagement and research-based initiatives focused on addressing specific community concerns. 

January 9, 2019

Former UW social work professor and distinguished scholar Steven P. Schinke dies

Respected social work researcher, prevention expert and prolific author Steven P. Schinke died January 1.  At the time of his death, he was the D’Elbert and Selma Keenan Professor of Social Work at Columbia School of Social Work and acting director of its Social Enterprise Administration Program.

December 19, 2018

Noted social work researcher Matthew O. Howard, PhD and MSW alumnus, dies

Social work scholar, respected teacher and beloved mentor Matthew O. Howard died Saturday, Dec. 15, in southern Virginia, following a lengthy hospitalization. He had suffered a heart attack and several strokes in early September. He was 62 years old.

December 13, 2018

Exhibit featuring Vibrant Palette artists opens Jan. 2 at School of Social Work

January is traditionally a time of reflection, when people resolve to improve or change behaviors. See how artists conceptualize that tradition in “New Resolutions,” the School's first art exhibit of the new year.

December 5, 2018

Three School scholars contribute chapters to book on social work science

Shaping a Science of Social Work, a new publication by Oxford University Press, includes chapters written by three scholars from the School of Social Work.