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2018

December 2018

SSW Significant Rankings and Achievements for 2018 – Year in Review

SSW Significant Rankings and Achievements for 2018 – Year in Review
  The UTA School of Social Work had a phenomenal year receiving more than 15 top national and state academic rankings, adding 14 new faculty members, and conducting more than $7 million in...[Read More]


Social Work MSW Works for Arlington Police Department, Victim Services Coordinator

Social Work MSW Works for Arlington Police Department, Victim Services Coordinator
A School of Social Work alumna is personifying the term ‘Agent of Change’ within the community of Arlington, as she celebrates her one year anniversary as the Victims Services...[Read More]


School of Social Work Attends CSWE

School of Social Work Attends CSWE
The Council on Social Work Education held its annual program meeting in Orlando, Fla. Nov. 8 - 11, and the UTA School of Social Work faculty and graduate students attended, presented research and...[Read More]


Professor Rick Hoefer Named Founding Editor

Professor Rick Hoefer Named Founding Editor
School of Social Work Professor Richard Hoefer has been named Founding Editor of the new Springer journal, The Journal of Policy Practice and Research. The Journal of Policy Practice and Research...[Read More]


Assistant Professor Noelle Fields Receives NIH Grant

Assistant Professor Noelle Fields Receives NIH Grant
UTA School of Social Work Assistant Professor Noelle Fields received a $96,074 National Institutes of Health grant to improve the ways in which families manage Alzheimer’s disease and related...[Read More]


Assistant Professor Kathy Lee Earns Early Success

Assistant Professor Kathy Lee Earns Early Success
Assistant Professor Kathy Lee just completed her first semester as a faculty member at the UTA School of Social Work, and has already received three awards this year from the Gerontological Society...[Read More]


Assistant Professor Diana Padilla Named Fulbright Scholar

Assistant Professor Diana Padilla Named Fulbright Scholar
School of Social Work Assistant Professor Diana Padilla has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The grant will enable her to further develop her global research in the area of Latino adolescent...[Read More]



October 2018

Social Work earns top rankings

Social Work earns top rankings
The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work earned another top ranking this year for its graduate program. The latest ranking is the 2019 Best Online Colleges for Master’s in...[Read More]


School of Social Work welcomes 14 new faculty members

School of Social Work welcomes 14 new faculty members
Jandel Crutchfield, Zhen Cong (cq), Diana Padilla-Medina The School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington welcomed 14 new faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. With...[Read More]


School of Social Work receives No. 1 ranking

School of Social Work receives No. 1 ranking
The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work’s Masters of Social Work Program is ranked No. 1 among the 50 Best Online Masters of Social Work Degree Programs for 2018. Best MSW...[Read More]


Police Officer, Social Work alumna creates change

Police Officer, Social Work alumna creates change
Euless Police Officer David Hofer killed in the line of duty March 1, 2016. The University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work alumna and Euless Police Officer Kimberly Parker made a...[Read More]


NIH grant to UTA researchers aims to reduce caregiver stress

NIH grant to UTA researchers aims to reduce caregiver stress
Two UTA social work professors are using an NIH grant to find ways to reduce stress of families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.[Read More]


Governor’s office funds two UTA projects through crime victims grant

Governor’s office funds two UTA projects through crime victims grant
The University of Texas at Arlington has received a $500,000 grant from the Office of the Governor that fund two projects that aid crime victims and the services that help them. [Read More]



August 2018

Two new School of Social Work professors win international award

Two new School of Social Work professors win international award
Two professors joining The University of Texas at Arlington this fall were announced as the winners of the Best Human Services App Idea Award at the Education and Social Development Conference in...[Read More]


New social work assistant professors recognized for app idea

New social work assistant professors recognized for app idea
Kathy Lee and Rebecca Mauldin, new School of Social Work assistant professors, pocketed an award for an app idea.[Read More]


How to find the mental health therapist who's right for you

How to find the mental health therapist who's right for you
After her son passed away, Jan Finch saw a therapist, hoping he could help her cope. But she left the first session feeling even worse. "I cried the whole hour, which is normal for that kind of...[Read More]


Darlene Hunter on her women's wheelchair development camp and playing with the Dallas Wings

Darlene Hunter on her women's wheelchair development camp and playing with the Dallas Wings
Imagine being a 12-year-old aspiring basketball player with posters of Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage lining your bedroom walls. You dream of hitting the hardwood with your favorite pro...[Read More]



July 2018

Social Work professor leads UTA research team to find sustainable solutions for former criminal offenders

Social Work professor leads UTA research team to find sustainable solutions for former criminal offenders
The lack of access to transportation has been identified as a major barrier to successful re-entry for former criminal offenders. A University of Texas at Arlington multidisciplinary research team...[Read More]


Master of Social Work online program receives high ranking from SocialWorkGuide.org

Master of Social Work online program receives high ranking from SocialWorkGuide.org
The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work has been ranked the 28th best online master of social work degree program in the nation, SocialWorkGuide.org reported.[Read More]



June 2018

Mothers, Babies and Addiction: A Q and A with Dr. Woody

Mothers, Babies and Addiction: A Q and A with Dr. Woody
As Director of the Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS), based at The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Debra Woody oversees programs that work to help some of the most...[Read More]



May 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]


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]


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]



April 2018

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]


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]



March 2018

Social Work professor receives research contract from Texas Council on Family Violence

Social Work professor receives research contract from Texas Council on Family Violence
A collaboration between social work researchers and the Texas Council on Family Violence are working on a project that will support intimate partner service providers. TCFV is partnering with...[Read More]


Social Work professor publishes research on the disclosure of childhood abuse linked to suicidal ideation

Social Work professor publishes research on the disclosure of childhood abuse linked to suicidal ideation
Arlington, TX – Only 6 percent of Canadian adults who were abused when they were children disclosed the abuse to someone from child protection services before age 16 according to a new study...[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]



January 2018

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]