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.
College of Social Work News
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.
Get to know David Dupper, who takes over as interim dean of the College of Social Work on August 16.
Karen Sowers, dean of UT’s College of Social Work, was honored last week at a dedication ceremony for the new Dr. Karen M. Sowers Dean’s Suite in Henson Hall.
For 29-year-old Lauren Worley, the past four years have been a balancing act. She’s gotten married, had two babies, and completed her bachelor’s degree. Worley graduates this week from the College of Social Work.
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.
Thereasa Abrams, an assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work and a burn survivor herself, has developed an app called the Bridge to help burn patients heal faster.
Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor in UT’s College of Social Work, led a webinar this week on tips for building positive communications over the holidays.
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.
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.