College of Social Work News

Knoxville support group helps owners deal with loss of a pet

WATE-TV

WATE Channel 6 recently featured UT’s Grief and Loss program, an initiative of the College of Social Work. The program helps Knoxville community members deal with the loss of a pet by offering support groups where they can share feelings they’re experiencing — from sadness to relief — in a space with people who are dealing

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Social work society honors 2 UT professors

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured two professors who were recently honored by the Society for Social Work and Research for their continuous role as mentors and as well as leaders and scholars in the field of social work. Bill Nugent and John Orme are faculty members of the College of Social Work. Read the story

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Two Professors Named Fellows of Society for Social Work and Research

Two professors who have advanced social good and welfare through their work have been honored by the Society for Social Work and Research. Bill Nugent and John Orme, both faculty members in the UT College of Social Work, are 2015 fellows of the national organization.

In Memoriam: Ben Granger

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Ben Granger, former dean of the College of Social Work, passed away January 9 following complications from an illness. He was eighty-three.

UT Joins Forces with Peace Corps for Fellowship Program

The Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with UT. The program will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

Social Work Associate Director to Participate in White House Summit June 23

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JoAnna Cheatham, associate director of the Office of Research and Public Service in the College of Social Work, will share the university’s successes in uplifting and supporting the state’s families during a White House summit in Washington, DC, next week. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend the White House Summit on Working Families, a one-day, invitation-only meeting on Monday, June 23.