College of Social Work News

Professor Invites UT Community to Watch Online Symposium on People and Climate Change

Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor in the College of Social Work, has co-organized a symposium called People and Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation, Social Justice for 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The public is invited to watch the symposium online. “Climate change affects all of us, and especially our most vulnerable groups,” said Mason.

Nooe Talks to Media Outlets about Homelessness Study

Roger Nooe, College of Social Work professor emeritus and social services director for the Community Law Office, spoke to several media outlets about the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System’s 2015 annual report, released in early July. He began the semiannual study sixteen years ago.

In Memoriam: John Bailey

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John Bailey, a UT alumnus and principal administrative assistant in the College of Social Work, passed away in his sleep Saturday, April 30. He was 60.

Three Grads to Embark on Peace Corps Missions Around the Globe

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Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.