May 27, 2021

MSW student explores food justice, pandemic notwithstanding

The School of Social Work, Black Farmers Collective’s Yes Farm and the Pacific Northwest Canadian Studies Consortium were collaborating to provide a field-education opportunity to social work student Olivia Jacobs (MSW ‘22). Then the pandemic closed the border. 

May 25, 2021

Three social work students join Husky 100 group

Three MSW students are part of the prestigious 2021 Husky 100 cohort—two attend the Seattle campus and one attends UW Tacoma.

May 20, 2021

Indigenous health scholar Michelle Johnson-Jennings joins School faculty

Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Choctaw Nation-enrolled tribal member, joins the School of Social Work June 1 as professor and director of the division of environmentally based health and land-based healing at the School’s Indigenous Wellness Research Institute.

May 17, 2021

SDRG looks at ways to prevent opioid dependence among incarcerated youth

The School of Social Work’s Social Development Research Group is conducting a two-year pilot project to address the rising opioid epidemic among youth and young adults, especially those in juvenile-justice settings.

May 6, 2021

Impact of COVID-19 on pre-tenure track scholars; May 27 webinar explores issue

Non-tenured university faculty are facing exceptional challenges, perhaps particularly distinctive for schools of social work, according to new research by Associate Dean and Professor Paula Nurius and Emerita Professor and Dean Nancy Hooyman.