College of Social Work News

Social Work Dean Karen M. Sowers to Retire

Karen M. Sowers, dean of the College of Social Work, will retire from the university Aug. 15. Sowers has led the College of Social Work for 20 years and is currently the longest-serving dean at UT.

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.