College of Social Work News

NSF Funds Social Work, Engineering Collaboration to Fight Flooding

An interdisciplinary collaboration at UT is confronting storm-related flooding and runoff, an increasingly important topic highlighted by recent devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the looming threat of Hurricane Irma. The National Science Foundation is providing $1.8 million in funding for the College of Social Work and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering project.

UT Awarded Grant from Maddie’s Fund to Study Barriers to Veterinary Care Nationwide

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The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition is pleased to announce a $391,420 Maddie’s Fund grant to the College of Social Work. The grant will fund a nationwide study identifying barriers to veterinary care experienced by pet owners and veterinary services providers and document existing strategies to deliver veterinary care to underserved pet owners.

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.