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2018

Mother of five, student of the year graduating from MSW program specializing in aging

Mother of five, student of the year graduating from MSW program specializing in aging
- A close bond with her family kept social work graduate student Lubia Gwak motivated to stay focused on her studies. Gwak, who was named Student of the Year by the National Association of Social...[Read More]

Bachelor of Social Work graduating student, retired Army Sergeant Major represents veteran community

Bachelor of Social Work graduating student, retired Army Sergeant Major represents veteran community
- A retired U.S. Army sergeant major believes the field of social work is a “calling” to help others. Social work senior Victor Allen will obtain a bachelor’s degree in social work...[Read More]

Social Work doctoral graduate sheds light on issues facing elderly South Asian immigrants

Social Work doctoral graduate sheds light on issues facing elderly South Asian immigrants
- A bond between a grandmother and her grandchild formed a passion to help others in their time of need. Rupal Parekh, UTA social work graduating doctoral student and adjunct professor, is...[Read More]

Social Works holds annual celebration of excellence, honors academic achievement

Social Works holds annual celebration of excellence, honors academic achievement
- School of Social Work faculty, staff and students bonded over food and drink in celebration of the year’s accomplishments April 17 in the University of Texas at Arlington Central...[Read More]

Open invitation to screening of Paper Tigers film

Open invitation to screening of Paper Tigers film
- A traumatic childhood experience may cause an individual to carry issues into adulthood, but the connection with a caring adult may change that trajectory. The University of Texas at Arlington...[Read More]

School of Social Work ranked among top 35 in U.S.

School of Social Work ranked among top 35 in U.S.
- U.S. News and World Report ranks the graduate programs of The School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington at No. 34 in the nation in 2018, up four positions from the year before....[Read More]

UTA academic programs ranked best in nation, state for veterans

UTA academic programs ranked best in nation, state for veterans
- The University of Texas at Arlington’s unwavering commitment to serving the nation’s veterans has once again been recognized with No. 1 rankings for two UTA degree programs[Read More]

Scholarship for Social Work Students

Scholarship for Social Work Students
- Dear student: The School of Social Work received a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to increase the number of...[Read More]

Social Work Interdisciplinary Research Mixer Yields Promising Results

Social Work Interdisciplinary Research Mixer Yields Promising Results
- Faculty from various branches of academia shared their research interests to facilitate cooperation between the numerous disciplines at the University of Texas at Arlington. The School of Social...[Read More]

Social Work faculty and students present research at conference

Social Work faculty and students present research at conference
- Faculty and students from the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work attended the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) 2018 annual conference in Washington, D.C. January...[Read More]

2017

Five School of Social Work Students awarded fellowships by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities

Five School of Social Work Students awarded fellowships by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities
-  The National Institute for Transportation and Communities awarded five University of Texas at Arlington social work students with funds to support their dissertation and thesis work. Four...[Read More]

NAO Takes a Bow: Meet the Robot Engaging Seniors in Theatre Arts with support researchers from Social Work and UTARI

NAO Takes a Bow: Meet the Robot Engaging Seniors in Theatre Arts with support researchers from Social Work and UTARI
- Brookdale Senior Living Solutions reported that UTA researchers have been working with their senior residents to study engagement with robot NAO using sonnets from Shakespeare. The...[Read More]

Statement from the Dean Regarding Hurricane Harvey

Statement from the Dean Regarding Hurricane Harvey
- The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work joins our fellow Texans and the country in mourning the loss of life and devastating destruction in areas affected by Hurricane...[Read More]

Dean’s Welcome Back and Statement Concerning Recent Events in Charlottesville

Dean’s Welcome Back and Statement Concerning Recent Events in Charlottesville
- First, I want to welcome our new and returning social work students. In addition to welcoming our largest class ever, we are welcoming 10 new full-time faculty members and one staff member. Welcome...[Read More]

Social Work sees enrollment increase for 5th consecutive year, will host career forum on March 29

Social Work sees enrollment increase for 5th consecutive year, will host career forum on March 29
- For the fifth straight year, the School of Social Work has increased in student enrollment during the spring semester, according to preliminary enrollment data. The School of Social Work has a...[Read More]

UTA School of Social Work in the News

UTA School of Social Work in the News
- “UTA Researchers Building App to Predict Emotions” Fort Worth city magazine news story “UTA Researchers Look to Solve Anger Issues” CBS DFW news story and video “UTA...[Read More]

UTA hosts a community conversation on Youth Mental Health and Substance Use - open to the public

UTA hosts a community conversation on Youth Mental Health and Substance Use - open to the public
- Half of all mental health issues start by age 14, and 75 percent are diagnosed by age 24, yet mental health remains a taboo in the public even though suicide is the second leading cause of death...[Read More]

2016

Reproductive rights advocate

Reproductive rights advocate
- Professor Vijayan Pillai was recently invited to speak at the Institute of Social Investigations at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon​ in Monterrey, Mexico. Pillai spoke...[Read More]

Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean
- Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, This year’s presidential election was a significant moment in American history, and regardless of your political beliefs, it has evoked a range of reactions,...[Read More]

New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines

New adoption study reveals need for best practice guidelines
- A new study by The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work and The Donaldson Adoption Institute provides groundbreaking research on the experiences of first/birth parents and the...[Read More]

Message from the Dean about tragic death of Social Work student

Message from the Dean about tragic death of Social Work student
-  Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, With deepest regrets, I must inform you of the loss of one of our own. On November 16, a student from our school, Eneyda Lisette Sorto (who went by her...[Read More]

MSW alumna educates foster youth on opportunities Texas provides waiving tuition

MSW alumna educates foster youth on opportunities Texas provides waiving tuition
- MSW alumna, Briana Dovi, educates foster youth on opportunities Texas provides waiving tuition, providing vouchers[Read More]

Phi Alpha Honor Society collects school supply donations

Phi Alpha Honor Society collects school supply donations
- The Phi Alpha Honor Society held a collection drive for school supplies during the Spring semester and recently donated the items to the Lucyle Collins Middle School. The Phi Alpha Honor...[Read More]

UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to School of Social Work faculty

UTA awards 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Program grants to School of Social Work faculty
- UTA has awarded four seed grants to interdisciplinary research projects that address growing problems such as loneliness among the elderly, the need for sustainable green education spaces, the...[Read More]

Social Work Graduate Program Rises in Ranks

Social Work Graduate Program Rises in Ranks
- UTA’s School of Social Work graduate program cracked the top three in the nation. The third-place ranking is an increase of its previous ranking of 10th, according to...[Read More]

SWCC Hosts Open Forum with the Dean

SWCC Hosts Open Forum with the Dean
- Social Work Dean Scott Ryan tackled policies specifically about curriculum changes and also the communication process between students and the school during Pizza with the Dean. Ryan spoke at...[Read More]

Alumna Spotlight: Lakeisha Hicks, Social Work Practice and Training Abroad

Alumna Spotlight: Lakeisha Hicks, Social Work Practice and Training Abroad
- Graduates from the School of Social Work move forward to accomplish great things and make a positive difference in the lives of others in social work and research nationally and abroad. Lakeisha...[Read More]

Student Research Could Help Human Behavior Understanding

Student Research Could Help Human Behavior Understanding
- Multiple colleges and departments across campus have partnered up for a preliminary study that will explore the science of emotions. The School of Social Work has partnered with College of...[Read More]

Dr. Smith-Osborne Elected Fellow of Prestigious International Society

Dr. Smith-Osborne Elected Fellow of Prestigious International Society
- Alexa Smith-Osborne, a University of Texas at Arlington Associate Professor of Social Work and expert in resilience research, military and veterans’ health and mental health issues, has been...[Read More]

Delta Alpha Pi National Honor Society, Alpha Omicron Chapter Induction

Delta Alpha Pi National Honor Society, Alpha Omicron Chapter Induction
- The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work proudly congratulates its recent student inductees into the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi National Honor Society, an...[Read More]

Social Work Alumna Receives Doctoral Award for Dissertation Research

Social Work Alumna Receives Doctoral Award for Dissertation Research
- The School of Social Work is proud to announce Dr. Arati Maleku’s recent award from the Society for Social Work and Research. Dr. Maleku, a 2015 alumna from the School of Social Work, ...[Read More]

2015

Commemorative Tribute Installed to Honor Veteran Students on Campus

Commemorative Tribute Installed to Honor Veteran Students on Campus
- The School of Social Work is pleased to announce the installation of a commemorative tribute for student veterans on the University of Texas at Arlington’s campus. The ribbon-cutting ceremony...[Read More]

Doctoral Students Participate in Cross-Disciplinary Study

Doctoral Students Participate in Cross-Disciplinary Study
- Doctoral students, Anh Phuong Nguyen and Cecilia Mengo, apply gel to the EEG cap of a study participant as part of cross-disciplinary study with the College of Engineering, Psychology, Education...[Read More]

Social Work Students Inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society, Fall 2015

Social Work Students Inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society, Fall 2015
- The School of Social Work congratulates its recent student inductees into Phi Alpha Honor Society, a national honorary organization for social work students, faculty and local practitioners that...[Read More]

Students Help Homeless Vendors Earn Money Through Community Service Project

Students Help Homeless Vendors Earn Money Through Community Service Project
- Students in the School of Social Work’s undergraduate program inspire homeless street vendors and enable them to make money to overcome poverty through a community service initiative. On...[Read More]

Alumnus Spotlight: Jack Nowicki

Alumnus Spotlight: Jack Nowicki
- The School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington is dedicated to training and educating students to empower individuals in need and serve as their advocate in areas including, but...[Read More]

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Wayne Carson

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Wayne Carson
- The School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington proudly salutes alumni Dr. Wayne Carson for his dedication and service in protecting children and empowering them to be stable,...[Read More]

School of Social Work Alumna Appointed Vice President of Education for Council on Social Work Education

School of Social Work Alumna Appointed Vice President of Education for Council on Social Work Education
- The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work congratulates alumna Jo Ann Coe Regan on her recent appointment of Vice President of Education at the Council on Social Work...[Read More]

Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award for Innovative Research and Social Work Practice

Professor Emeritus Receives Prestigious Award for Innovative Research and Social Work Practice
- The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work proudly congratulates Dr. Wayne Duehn on his recent honor for service and innovative research in social work. Dr. Wayne Duehn,...[Read More]

Dr. Vijayan Pillai Co-Authors New Published Book

Dr. Vijayan Pillai Co-Authors New Published Book
- The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Dr. Vijayan Pillai, social work professor, on his recent publication, co-authored by Dr. Jay Weinstein. His book is called Demography: the Science of...[Read More]

Doctoral Student Recognized for Contributions and Service in Social Work

Doctoral Student Recognized for Contributions and Service in Social Work
- Bonita Sharma, doctoral student and social work adjunct professor, is one of three award recipients of the 2015 Partners in International Education (PIE) Award presented by the Council on Social...[Read More]

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Academic Excellence
- The School of Social Work proudly congratulates Hector Ventura for being awarded the Ima Hogg Scholarship. He was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to support...[Read More]

Doctoral Student Wins Competitive Award for Research and Service in Social Work

Doctoral Student Wins Competitive Award for Research and Service in Social Work
- The School of Social Work is pleased to announce the winner of the Doctoral Student Leadership Award for 2015-16. The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) presented doctoral...[Read More]

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Research in Mental Health Practice and Service in African American Communities

Social Work Student Awarded Scholarship for Research in Mental Health Practice and Service in African American Communities
- Alletia Smith, a MSW student in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, is one of four recipients of the 2015-16 NASW Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Scholarship. The Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial...[Read More]

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research

Social Work Assistant Professor Awarded Competitive Scholar Course for Innovative Health Disparity Research
- Dr. Katherine Sanchez, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UT Arlington, was honored for her cutting-edge work in health disparity research, practice and policy interventions as a...[Read More]

Doctoral Student Receives Competitive Award for Gerontology Social Work Studies

Doctoral Student Receives Competitive Award for Gerontology Social Work Studies
- The School of Social Work congratulates Dorothea Ivey on her Pre-Dissertation Award from the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work. She is a doctoral student in the School of Social...[Read More]

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