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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 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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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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VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting

Kia J. Bentley selected as 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D. has been selected as the 2017 Best Reviewer for the Journal of Social Work Education. Bentley was selected because of her outstanding contributions for volume year 52, providing thorough and thoughtful reviews. Bentley will be honored at the Council on Social … Continue reading » “VCU awardees to be recognized at CSWE Annual Program Meeting”

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Bob Peay selected to be the 2017 VCU School of Social Work Alumni Star

Robert W. Peay 1974 Master of Social Work School of Social Work Bob Peay experienced the despair of watching high school classmates return from the Vietnam War bearing life-changing emotional scars. “Messed up,” says Peay who served in the Air Force during that era. “Psychological problems that impacted their families. Broken families and those who were abandoned on base.” Sadly, … Continue reading » “Bob Peay selected to be the 2017 VCU School of Social Work Alumni Star”

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Meet this year’s VCU doctorate of social work candidates and recent graduates

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work is pleased to introduce our 2017 Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates entering the market. With interests ranging from mental health needs of incarcerated women to food justice, each student embodies the program’s intent to advance the dissemination of research and scholarship that will aid in the development of a more socially just … Continue reading » “Meet this year’s VCU doctorate of social work candidates and recent graduates”

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Historical marker commemorating 1917 origin of VCU’s Monroe Park campus dedicated

  By Brian McNeil University Public Affairs A Virginia historical marker commemorating the founding of the Richmond School of Social Economy, later known as the Richmond School of Social Work and Public Health, in 1917, was dedicated outside of Founder’s Hall. A state historical marker commemorating the origins of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park Campus was unveiled Wednesday outside Founder’s Hall at a … Continue reading » “Historical marker commemorating 1917 origin of VCU’s Monroe Park campus dedicated”

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With ‘Richmond [Re]Visited,’ social work students get a close look at Richmond’s history of housing and racial injustice

The annual event was planned and implemented by School of Social Work students, faculty and alumni to introduce future social workers to Richmond. Free Egunfemi of Untold RVA speaks with VCU School of Social Work students and faculty at the Six Points Innovation Center as part of Richmond [Re]Visited. Photos by Brian McNeill, University Public Affairs By Brian McNeill University … Continue reading » “With ‘Richmond [Re]Visited,’ social work students get a close look at Richmond’s history of housing and racial injustice”