Announcements — March 2011 Archives

March 28, 2011

The Other City, A Documentary

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Nguyen Interviewed on LATITUDES

Assistant Professor Peter V. Nguyen was recently interviewed on American University Radio’s Latitudes, Eldercare Across Boarders, program broadcast on Washington, DC’s WAMU 88.5.

Click here to view the Eldercare Across Boarders broadcast.

March 15, 2011


Show your ‘Rams Spirit’ ! Please join us for these special events ~

Friday, April 1, 2011, 9:00 AM

Pinkus Schwartz Symposium

On April 1st the VCU School of Social Work, in partnership with the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. will sponsor the annual Pinkus-Schwartz Symposium at the University Commons. This year’s program, entitled “Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice,” will feature Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D., president of Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc. The six-hour ethics seminar will provide an introduction to some of the most interesting and difficult ethical issues that emerge in the provision of clinical services with an emphasis on issues revolving around boundaries and dual relationships. Dr. Gillette will demonstrate a practical approach to ethical reasoning that can be applied to a variety of sub-topics with the goal of improving attendees’ abilities to identify, analyze and resolve difficult ethical issues.

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 1:00 PM

SSW African American Alumni Reunion and Reception

The SSW is sponsoring the African American Alumni Reunion to promote the reconnection of past and present African American students, alumni, and faculty. The reunion be held on Sunday April 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Byrd Theater, in conjunction with the viewing of the film “The Other City” [see below]. The event will serve as the kick-off event for the African American Alumni Association. Make reservations online at The Other City – VCU SSW, or call 804/828-6760 for further information.

Sunday, April 3, 2011, 1:45 PM

“The Other City”

Free screening of the documentary film “The Other City” at The Byrd Theatre to promote awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, D.C. The film tells the stories of people in our nation’s capital who have not let lack of government assistance stop them from standing up to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS every day. This event is co-sponsored by The VCU School of Social Work, SSWAN, and The Fan Free Clinic. Especially for SSW students, alumni, faculty, and friends. Must RSVP to attend! RSVP online at The Other City – VCU FFW, or, RSVP by email or obtain further information by contacting Katherine Dolvin at

Friday April 29, 2011, 6:00-9:00 PM

Hearst Scholar Reunion- Scott House

The Hearst Scholarship is offered to students interested in social work practice in the area of aging. Over the past 8 years, over 50 students from the VCU School of Social Work have benefited from this scholarship program. To acknowledge them and their efforts in serving the aging community, the SSW is hosting a William Randolph Hearst Reunion on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6-9 pm at Scott House on the Monroe Park Campus of VCU.

Friday, April 29, 2011, 12:00-2:00 PM

Community Partners Appreciation Luncheon

This annual event held in the Richmond Salons at the VCU Student Commons on the Monroe Park campus recognizes community partner agencies and field instructors. The following 2011 awards will be presented: Wurtzel Community Partner Award, Amy Rosenblum Field Instructor Award, and the Grace Harris Community Engagement Leadership Award.

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 3:00 PM

Memorial Service for retired faculty member Dr. Charles Bernard “Bernie” Scotch

Dr. Scotch passed away on Monday, December 13, 2011, in Richmond, Virginia, at the age of 91. He joined the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work in 1968 and retired in 1986. Bernie taught community organization, social planning, and social policy at VCU for over 20 years, and was much beloved by his students and colleagues. Bernie was active in Richmond community affairs, taking a special interest in advocacy for the homeless and community mental health programs. Bernie was a board member of the Daily Planet for many years and was a fierce advocate of the homeless. He met with Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1950s as she was traveling about promoting her agenda to end poverty and discrimination. He also worked with Saul Alinksy, the iconic community organizer in Chicago, in fighting discrimination in suburban Chicago in the 60s.

The service will be held at the Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23236.

March 14, 2011

Profile of Dr. Jenny Jones

You’ll enjoy seeing this profile of the School’s Dr. Jenny Jones, in which she reflects on her identity as a social worker.

March 2, 2011

Save These Dates

March 24, 2011

Addiction and Recovery-Oriented Services-

Sandy Kanehl, M.Ed., CSAC and Tyler Lisk, LCSW

April 1, 2011

Pinkus-Schwartz Symposium: Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice -

Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D.

May 5, 2011

Buprenorphine Treatment: A Multidisciplinary Approach for

Addiction, Mental Health, and Crisis Stabilization Professionals -

Michael F. Weaver, MD

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