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2019

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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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