February 3, 2023

School of Social Work leadership statement regarding the murder of Tyre Nichols

On February 1, mourners gathered to honor the life of Tyre Nichols, who was murdered by Memphis police in January. We are heartbroken, sickened and outraged by his murder and the lack of response from first responders. As much as we dedicate our hearts, minds and actions to improving justice for our communities, the prolonged legacy of racism and structural violence in America continues.

January 30, 2023

School of Social Work student Rosalie Fish becomes a voice for the voiceless

Rosalie Fish, a social welfare major at the UW School of Social Work, has packed a lot into the last few years. She has proven herself on the track field at UW Athletics, and is a 2022 recipient of a Truman Scholarship – one of only 58 students selected nationwide for this prestigious award. A member of the Muckleshoot and Cowlitz tribes, Fish plans to graduate with a BASW in June 2024.

January 27, 2023

School of Social Work leadership statement regarding the Lunar New Year shootings in California and the murder of Tyre Nichols

In the wake of the Lunar New Year mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, the faculty and staff of the School of Social Work empathize with the pain that so many are feeling. Since the year began, the number of shootings in our nation has already surpassed the number of calendar days. We are feeling grief and compassion for each person impacted by these incidents, and our hearts are particularly with the affected communities.

January 10, 2023

Faculty members receive national recognition for research contributions

Angelique Day and Meghan Romanelli, UW School of Social Work faculty members, will be honored by the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) for their outstanding contributions to research that informs anti-oppressive, anti-racist and socially just practices and policies.

January 10, 2023

Two faculty members elected AASWSW Fellows for 2023

UW School of Social Work professors Amelia Gavin, BASW program director, and Rona Levy, associate dean for research, were elected Fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for 2023.