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2016

December 2016

UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services

UTA strengthens commitment to Arlington ISD students in need of mental health services
The University of Texas at Arlington is renewing its partnership with the Arlington Independent School District to provide free treatment for students who show signs of disorders or mental health...[Read More]


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]



November 2016

Program helps students prepare for joint social work, healthcare careers

Program helps students prepare for joint social work, healthcare careers
Shorthorn news story about the joint Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degree option and recent changes that should make it easier to apply and complete.[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]


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]


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]


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]



October 2016

Social Work faculty member promoted from associate professor to full professor

Social Work faculty member promoted from associate professor to full professor
The UTA President officially recognized Social Work Professor, Dr. Alexa Smith-Osborne and 12 other UTA professors on their advancement from associate professor to full professor earlier this month...[Read More]


Graduate student presents research at conference

Graduate student presents research at conference
Graduate student Rhadiah Mosley has experience working with people marginalized by society: foster children and the homeless. Mosley is an expert in trauma — at least, she wants to...[Read More]


Best Online Master's in Social Work

Best Online Master's in Social Work
UTA's School of Social Work has been named to the College Choice 2016 ranking for the Best Online Master's in Social Work, Yahoo! Finance and other media reported.[Read More]



September 2016

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]



August 2016

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]


Doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award in Gerontology, third consecutive year for the School of Social Work

Doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award in Gerontology, third consecutive year for the School of Social Work
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work announced earlier this month, Rupal Parekh, a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social...[Read More]



July 2016

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]


School of Social Work graduate program rises from 10th position to 3rd in new ranking

School of Social Work graduate program rises from 10th position to 3rd in new ranking
ARLINGTON, Texas – The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work moved up seven spaces from 10th in 2015 to now third in the nation according to a graduateprograms.com...[Read More]



June 2016

UTA Social Work Doctoral Student Receives National Award

UTA Social Work Doctoral Student Receives National Award
Vivian Miller, a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work and a licensed master social worker, received the seventh cohort of the pre-dissertation initiative...[Read More]


MSW Graduate Student Receives $5,000 Scholarship for Mental Health Studies

MSW Graduate Student Receives $5,000 Scholarship for Mental Health Studies
ARLINGTON, Texas – Rebecca Liles, masters of social work graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, received a $5,000 scholarship June 1 from the Hogg...[Read More]



May 2016

Social Work Student Advocates and Promotes Positive Change in Haiti

Social Work Student Advocates and Promotes Positive Change in Haiti
The School of Social Work has amazing and outstanding students who are dedicated to academic excellence and creating a just society for all individuals nationally and abroad. Advocates like...[Read More]


Social Work Researcher Earns Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award

Social Work Researcher Earns Distinguished Fulbright Scholar Award
Eusebius Small, assistant professor in The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work, has been named a prestigious Fulbright Scholar for the Republic of Sierra Leone at the University...[Read More]



April 2016

Social Work Scholar Awarded Student of the Year

Social Work Scholar Awarded Student of the Year
The School of Social Work congratulates Michael Lummus, MSW student, on his award from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) North Central Texas-Fort Worth Chapter.  The NASW is...[Read More]


Social Work Researchers Make News for Groundbreaking Research and Technology to Combat Domestic Violence

Social Work Researchers Make News for Groundbreaking Research and Technology to Combat Domestic Violence
Dr. Anne Nordberg, social work assistant professor and research associate of the Center for African American Studies, and Dr. Peter Lehmann, social work professor, represent an interdisciplinary...[Read More]


Social Work Professor Earns Distinguished Scholar Award

Social Work Professor Earns Distinguished Scholar Award
Dr. Maria Scannapieco, social work professor and director of the Center for Child Welfare, has been selected as a member of UTA’s Academy of Distinguished Scholars for recognition of her...[Read More]


Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence

Social Work Assistant Professor Launches Testimonial Research Project in Response to Police Violence
Dr. Anne Nordberg, assistant professor at UTA’s School of Social Work and research associate of the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), introduced her research project entitled The...[Read More]



March 2016

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]


Doctoral Student Receives the Women's and Gender Studies Student Excellence Award at ACES

Doctoral Student Receives the Women's and Gender Studies Student Excellence Award at ACES
UTA’s School of Social Work proudly congratulates Jeyle Ortiz-Gonzales, social work doctoral student, on receiving the Women's and Gender Studies Student Excellence Award at UTA’s...[Read More]



February 2016

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]


Social Work Professor Dr. Vijayan Pillai Appointed Fellow in Prestigious Public Health Society

Social Work Professor Dr. Vijayan Pillai Appointed Fellow in Prestigious Public Health Society
Congratulations to Dr. Vijayan Pillai, social work professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, on his recent honor of being appointed Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), an...[Read More]


Gerontology Organization Volunteers to Raise Awareness

Gerontology Organization Volunteers to Raise Awareness
The Gerontology Organization (G.O.) in the School of Social Work aims to provide awareness and services for the geriatric population in the DFW area while giving Bachelor’s, Master’s,...[Read More]


Doctoral Students Awarded Dissertation Fellowship

Doctoral Students Awarded Dissertation Fellowship
The School of Social Work congratulates Cecilia Mengo and Youn Kyoung Kim, social work doctoral students, on their recent Dissertation Fellowship awards from UTA’s Office of Graduate Studies....[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]



January 2016

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]


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]