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2019

July 2019

Recent PhD graduate succumbs to cancer, leaves legacy of academic achievement and community service

Recent PhD graduate succumbs to cancer, leaves legacy of academic achievement and community service
Lester R. Collins, Jr., an ordained minister, teacher and researcher who earned a doctorate last year from the UTA School of Social Work, died last month after a battle with cancer. He was 46. Dr....[Read More]


MSW student receives scholarship to study Mental Health

MSW student receives scholarship to study Mental Health
An Austin foundation has awarded a Social Work student a $5,000 graduate school scholarship in hopes of addressing a critical shortage of mental health professionals in Texas. The Hogg Foundation...[Read More]


14 Exciting Jobs in Social Work You May Not Know About

14 Exciting Jobs in Social Work You May Not Know About
In all likelihood, you know what Social Workers do. For more than a century, Social Workers have helped children, families, the homeless population and aging adults. Social Workers have been on...[Read More]



June 2019

Statement from the Dean about Juneteenth

Statement from the Dean about Juneteenth
Today is Juneteenth and it is recognized as a special day of observance and celebration of freedom. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United...[Read More]



May 2019

Three SSW professors retiring with long service to community, UTA

Three SSW professors retiring with long service to community, UTA
  Three School of Social Work professors will retire this year. Philip Popple, Jan Finch and Peter Lehmann served a combined total of more than 100 years as educators. Dr. Popple directed the...[Read More]


State law namesake speaks to social workers at UTA

State law namesake speaks to social workers at UTA
One of Texas’ most public child sexual abuse survivors spoke to dozens of social workers as part of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Jenna Quinn, whom Jenna’s Law is named, said...[Read More]


SSW students advocate for veterans, children and schools

SSW students advocate for veterans, children and schools
About 70 UTA School of Social Work students traveled to the state Capitol in March to attend the annual Social Work Advocacy Day. Advocacy Day at the Capitol is hosted each year in Austin by the...[Read More]


SSW hosts annual Field and Career day, included student research displays

SSW hosts annual Field and Career day, included student research displays
Dozens of students spoke with hospitals, child welfare agencies and other employers during the School of Social Work’s Field and Career Day held March 27 at UTA’s University Center. The...[Read More]


SSW graduates 308 students during spring commencement

SSW graduates 308 students during spring commencement
More than 300 students earned social work degrees during spring commencement ceremonies held May 10 at College Park Center. The School of Social Work conferred 97 bachelor degrees, 208...[Read More]


Rotary names Noelle Fields Professor of the Year

Rotary names Noelle Fields Professor of the Year
A local Rotary club named a School of Social Work professor as one of its top civic honorees. The Arlington Sunrise Rotary named Noelle Fields, an assistant professor, as one of its 2019 Professors...[Read More]


Associate Dean to be named a fellow by Gerontological organization

Associate Dean to be named a fellow by Gerontological organization
Zhen Cong, associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the School of Social Work, has been named a fellow of an international society of scholars who research aging issues. The...[Read More]



April 2019

SSW student military veterans recognized

SSW student military veterans recognized
Four School of Social Work students were honored last month during the 2nd Annual Graduating Student Veteran Recognition Luncheon. The four are among 42 military veterans who graduated this month...[Read More]



March 2019

Two Social Work undergraduate students named McNair Scholars, will receive stipends

Two Social Work undergraduate students named McNair Scholars, will receive stipends
Two School of Social Work undergraduate students were inducted into the prestigious McNair Scholars program, administrators of the program announced in February. Jamie Ba Treston Shaw and Jamie...[Read More]


Statement from the Dean on attacks at two New Zealand Mosques

Statement from the Dean on attacks at two New Zealand Mosques
The world once again is grieving over the deaths of innocent people in a mass shooting. Last Friday, 50 people were killed and dozens more wounded in a terrorist assault on those gathered at two...[Read More]


Social Work Professor named SSWR Fellow, Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer

Social Work Professor named SSWR Fellow, Outstanding Editorial Board Member Reviewer
A professional journal and a national social work organization both have honored a University of Texas at Arlington professor for her years of scholarly research and service to the profession. The...[Read More]


More housing needed for violence survivors, initial findings show

More housing needed for violence survivors, initial findings show
A dozen Tarrant County women died after they were stabbed, shot or strangled by an intimate partner in 2017, according to a report released recently by a statewide advocacy agency. The statistic...[Read More]



February 2019

UTA African-American Studies Conference features three School of Social Work professors

UTA African-American Studies Conference features three School of Social Work professors
Assistant Professors Jandel Crutchfield, Maxine Davis and Ryon Cobb Three UTA School of Social Work professors presented research this month during an annual conference at the University of...[Read More]


Social Work professor presents research findings on intimate partner violence

Social Work professor presents research findings on intimate partner violence
  The numbers of women – particularly minority women - who are battered, abused or witness abuse in their lifetimes is staggering, according to a University of Texas at Arlington...[Read More]


Graduating Social Work Ph.D. student offered position at LSU

Graduating Social Work Ph.D. student offered position at LSU
Bernadette Ombayo, Photo Credit: Ruben Espiricueta She wasn’t expecting it. Still, she’s pleasantly surprised. A graduate student in the School of Social Work at the University of...[Read More]