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.
College of Social Work News
Faculty and experts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working with students from South-Doyle Middle School to rehabilitate a key portion of Knoxville’s urban wilderness.
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.
Best Colleges has ranked the College of Social Work online master’s program in social work fifth in the country.
Karen Sowers, dean of the College of Social Work was recently named the recipient of Mental Health America’s 2016 George Goodman and Ruth P. Brudney Social Work Award.
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.
For many people, death row inmates represent the worst of society who deserve the punishment they are getting.
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.
Over the last six months with funding from the City of Knoxville, the Knoxville Homeless Management Information System has developed an interactive community dashboard on homelessness.
UT’s Children’s Mental Health Services Research Center is changing its name to the Center for Behavioral Health Research to better reflect its mission to improve the lives of America’s at-risk children and families.