October 26, 2018

Guela Gayton Johnson, former School of Social Work librarian and community leader, dies

Guela Gayton Johnson, a distinguished librarian, influential community leader and matriarch of one of Seattle’s prominent African American families, passed away on Oct. 8, 2018, at age 91.

October 19, 2018

James Whittaker, professor emeritus, receives lifetime achievement award from international child welfare association

Congratulations to James Whittaker, the School’s Charles O. Cressey Endowed Professor of Social Work Emeritus, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Scientific Association for Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF) at its 15th International Conference in Porto, Portugal on Oct. 4, 2018. 

October 1, 2018

Kevin Haggerty, endowed professor in prevention, named AASWSW fellow

Kevin Haggerty, endowed professor in prevention and director of the School’s Social Development Research Group (SDRG), was selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW). 

September 26, 2018

Significant gift from Lynn and Howard Behar funds new Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work

A substantial gift from Lynn and Howard Behar will expand the UW School of Social Work’s support for the next generation of oncology social work scholars by providing funds to launch a new Center for Integrative Oncology and Palliative Care Social Work.

September 26, 2018

Simon Family Endowment enables UW Tacoma to expand social work MSW program to serve those with autism

Funds from the newly created Simon Family Endowment is enabling UW Tacoma to expand its Master of Social Work program to help meet the demand for practitioners skilled in attending adults with autism or other intellectual disabilities.