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.
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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 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.
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.
With a heart to help others and a desire to make the world a better place, Abby Borst spent two years in Panama as a Peace Corps volunteer before enrolling at UT last fall.
John Orme, a College of Social Work professor, has been named a fellow in the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
The College of Social Work is making veteran-specific education for social workers more accessible, including free online workshops and a trauma certificate program.
Starting next week, WUOT 91.9 FM and UT’s College of Social Work will ask East Tennesseans one question: “What keeps you up at night?”