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2017

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]