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2017

November 2017

UTA’s Emotional Robotics Living Lab will research how robots can be integrated into homes as companions and caregivers

UTA’s Emotional Robotics Living Lab will research how robots can be integrated into homes as companions and caregivers
How can we develop robots that humans can trust and respond to as companions and caregivers? The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new Emotional Robotics Living Lab to investigate...[Read More]


School of Social Work celebrates 50 years of educating leaders, community engagement

School of Social Work celebrates 50 years of educating leaders, community engagement
The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and owes its existence to the support of several community organizations that advocated and...[Read More]


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]



October 2017

Professors Receive Recognition as Mentors to Women Students

Professors Receive Recognition as Mentors to Women Students
Dr. Noelle Fields and Dr. Catheleen Jordan were recognized and honored as mentors through the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work...[Read More]


Professor Black Wins Educational Leadership Award

Professor Black Wins Educational Leadership Award
Dr. Beverly Black was selected as the winner of the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work Award for Educational Leadership in Doctoral Education and received a certificate...[Read More]



September 2017

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]



August 2017

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]



May 2017

UTA School of Social Work master’s program ranked among the best

UTA School of Social Work master’s program ranked among the best
ARLINGTON, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington Master of Social Work program is among the best in the nation, according to the rankings released Tuesday by College Choice. The School of...[Read More]


Service learning provides unmatched experience

Service learning provides unmatched experience
Psychology senior Nona Perry had no idea how much a service learning project would mean to her. Perry, who is in the process of transferring to the School of Social Work, is in one of two...[Read More]


Aging and Alzheimer's

Aging and Alzheimer's
Two researchers in UTA's School of Social Work are addressing knowledge gaps surrounding Alzheimer's in African-American caregivers and volunteer companions. Read Article:...[Read More]



March 2017

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]


Landmark Donaldson Adoption Institute Study with UTA Reveals Financial Difficulties, Social Pressures and Lack of Support – All Factors in Decision-Making for Expectant Mothers

Landmark Donaldson Adoption Institute Study with UTA Reveals Financial Difficulties, Social Pressures and Lack of Support – All Factors in Decision-Making for Expectant Mothers
Study Emphasizes Urgent Need for Policy and Practice Changes to Best Support Women Wednesday, The Donaldson Adoption Institute released Understanding Options Counseling Experiences in Adoption: A...[Read More]


Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies helps pregnant opioid-dependent moms get recovery and pregnancy support

Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies helps pregnant opioid-dependent moms get recovery and pregnancy support
Pregnant mothers who are addicted to opioids often avoid getting the pregnancy care they need due to fear of losing their children. Opioid addiction remains a major issue in the U.S., and social...[Read More]



February 2017

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]


Black Lives Matter activist speaks at CAAS event co-sponsored by School of Social Work

Black Lives Matter activist speaks at CAAS event co-sponsored by School of Social Work
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, who has spoken with former President Barack Obama at the White House and has made guest appearances on cable TV, spoke at UTA Feb. 25 on the...[Read More]



January 2017

Social Work professors teach healthy relationships in teen dating violence research study with Karen refugees

Social Work professors teach healthy relationships in teen dating violence research study with Karen refugees
Two UTA social work professors are working with a vastly under-researched set of refugees, the Karen from Burma, teaching the teens about healthy relationships in an effort to prevent dating...[Read More]