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In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Dear social work community, The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work was founded on the ideas of building community and addressing the inequities and social injustices of the day. Few people have embodied these values as perfectly as Grace E. Harris, Ph.D. (M.S.W. ‘60/SW). That is why her death on Monday, Feb. 12, at the age of 84, is … Continue reading » “In memory of Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.”

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VCU School of Social Work professor aims to improve life for older adults in Peruvian highlands

Denise Burnette’s work to allow the elderly to age in place adds to efforts of the Richmond Global Health Alliance, which is providing health services to impoverished areas in Latin America. By Leah Small Science writer University Public Affairs Young adults raised in Pampas Grande — a small farming village perched more than 12,000 feet above sea level in the … Continue reading » “VCU School of Social Work professor aims to improve life for older adults in Peruvian highlands”

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VCU Alum Gives Testimony of Student Homelessness and Financial Aid

by Alan Rodriguez Espinoza VCU School of Social Work Student homelessness and housing instability have been discussed on the Senate floor for years. While data and statistics have added to the conversation, the testimony of Virginia Commonwealth University alum Elaine Williams brought something new — a first-hand experience of student homelessness. Williams, (B.S.W.’17/SW), says universities across the country are failing … Continue reading » “VCU Alum Gives Testimony of Student Homelessness and Financial Aid”

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VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to acknowledge the faculty and student scholars and researchers taking part in the 22nd Society for Social Work and Research annual conference. Stop by any of the following presentations, discussions or workshops and learn more about what makes VCU, our faculty and our students distinctive. Thursday, Jan. 11 Thursday, Jan. 11, 1:30 … Continue reading » “VCU presentations at the Society for Social Work and Research annual conference”

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VCU welcomes iCubed visiting scholar

Visiting scholar Jan Ivery, Ph.D., is applying her expertise in macro social work practice to improving life for residents in the city of Richmond. Ivery is a key member of the recently formed Social Justice Transdisciplinary Core of VCU’s Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation. iCubed’s goal is to forge partnerships between faculty and the community that solve persistent urban … Continue reading » “VCU welcomes iCubed visiting scholar”

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VCU professor collaborates on special issue of addictions journal

By Alan Rodriguez Espinoza Virginia Commonwealth University assistant professor Karen Chartier, Ph.D., had the honor of developing a special issue of the American Journal on Addictions, which was published in August of this year. Chartier was invited to co-edit the journal issue in 2015 after organizing a panel in San Antonio, Texas, where the editor of the journal, Thomas Kosten, … Continue reading » “VCU professor collaborates on special issue of addictions journal”

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2017 Macro Brew

Emeriti faculty and VCU School of Social Work 2017 Alumni Star Bob Peay (M.S.W. ’74/SW), emeriti faculty member Bob Schneider, Ph.D., and Interim Dean Tim Davey, Ph.D., and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work Office of Development and Alumni Relations invite friends of the school to join them for Macro Brew. Maco Brew is an event to support the Social Work Administration, Planning, and Policy … Continue reading » “2017 Macro Brew”

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Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students

Reflecting the missions of Virginia Commonwealth University and the social work profession, the Ph.D. Program in Social Work aims to develop scholars, researchers and educators who will, independently and collaboratively, contribute significantly to advancing social justice and human well-being within local, national and international contexts. The four students in the school’s newest Ph.D. Program cohort are poised to do just … Continue reading » “Meet VCU’s newest social work Ph.D. students”

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Q&A with Patrick Dattalo

  Patrick Dattalo, Ph.D. is a tenured Professor at the School of Social Work and has been part of the School’s community since 1980. He holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s degree from VCU in Public Administration and Social Work, and teaches courses in research methods, quantitative analysis, statistics and macro practice at B.S.W., M.S.W. and Ph.D. levels within the … Continue reading » “Q&A with Patrick Dattalo”

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VCU welcomes new social work faculty

The four newest faculty members in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work are experts in the areas of child welfare and aging. The addition of teacher-researchers Nicole Corley, Ph.D., Jamie Cage, Ph.D., Hollee McGinnis, Ph.D., and Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., builds critical capacity for the school to create and disseminate knowledge about children and aging adults, two particularly vulnerable subsets … Continue reading » “VCU welcomes new social work faculty”