December 3, 2018

School alumni spearhead project to help Thai villagers build a new preschool

Last summer, Victor Crouch (MSW '97), who currently lives and works in Okinawa, traveled to northeast Thailand, home of the Isaan culture. There, in the province of Ubon Ratchathani, Crouch learned about a preschool built in a lowlands area that flooded every time it rained.

November 29, 2018

Ruth Kagi Scholarship announced at School of Social Work recognition event

Dean Eddie Uehara announced that the School of Social Work has created a scholarship to honor Representative Ruth Kagi, who served nearly two decades in the Washington state legislature.

October 30, 2018

A call to end hate crimes in our communities and our nation

Read this open letter from the UW School of Social Work Leadership Team and the Faculty Council regarding the deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

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.