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Welcome to the School of Social Work Blog

Stay connected! This is a great place to learn more about our distinguished faculty, students and alumni. Get insights of the study abroad programs, conferences, publications, events and other additional programs. This platform will help give you a closer look of our on-campus and external activities. Stay tuned! If you are interested to growth your professional network, …
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Vote for the Greater Good

From the Dean’s Desk, Every election is consequential. Every vote matters. In less than 3 weeks, we will know the path our fellow citizens have chosen to follow on the selection of individuals and political parties through their individual vote. In a democracy it is the ordinary citizen, like you and me, who have the …
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Loyola Virtual Wellness Fair

This year the Wellness Fair is going to be a virtual conference with over 25 interactive workshops offered. You can register for all workshops on LU Community. 300 randomly chosen attendees will receive $10 in Rambler Bucks. Find the event flyer & registration links here. You can register for all workshops on LU Community. 300 …
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Welcome Letter Fall 2020

August 24, 2020 Greetings and Welcome to the School of Social Work in a new academic year! We are blessed that you decided to pursue your education and training with us at Loyola University Chicago during this time of disruption in almost all facets of our lives. It has been a time of fear, hurt, …
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BRAVE Offers Remote Resources During COVID

BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) Program staff are using various methods to make contact with BRAVE students and their families on a weekly basis, including: Virtual engagement with games and activities through Zoom and Kahoot Ongoing contact using Google Phone Individual packets of information/activities sent through the postal service Assure home access to electronic …
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Dr. Michael Dentato received the 2020 Langerbeck Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring

2020 Langerbeck Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring has been awarded to Michael Dentato, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work. The Langerbeck Award is one of the University wide teaching awards, and is awarded to a faculty member who “shows extraordinary success in providing intensive individual research experiences for undergraduate students.” We at …
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Academic Leadership & Self Care

As we pivot to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic on our campuses, academic leaders have stepped up in extraordinary ways to craft responses and shepherd our students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in compassionate and practical ways. These are not ordinary times. And these are not ordinary efforts. While we go through this hectic …
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Social work faculty leads major initiative by the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada

Maria Vidal de Haymes has been designated as the Teaching and Research Dimension Coordinator of the Jesuit Migration Network of U.S. and Canada (JMN-US/Canada). The JMN-US/Canada provides a platform for parishes, schools, universities, social centers, retreat houses, and other ministries rooted in Ignatian spirituality and tradition to come together across provinces and sectors to discuss, …
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Building Relationships, Understandings, Competencies, and Solidarity

This spring and summer Loyola BSW, MSW, Anthropology, and Stritch School of Medicine students participated in several migration-focused immersion programs with students from the Univeridad Iberoamericana-Mexico City and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, ITESO. The immersion programs took place on the Mexico/U.S. border and in Mexico City and Chicago with the …
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