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2019

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]