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LUC School of Social Work and CURL Partner with AARP and Illinois Agencies to Identify Challenges & Solutions for 50+ Illinoisans of Color

Illinois residents are aging – with over 34% above the age of 50 and more than a third are African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian American/Pacific Islander. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on older adults underscores the need to focus on this group, especially older communities of color. AARP-Illinois, Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago, Chicago Urban League …
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Faculty member Abha Rai elected to leadership role in South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association

Abha Rai, Assistant Professor of Social Work, was elected to the role of Vice-President of the South Asian Social Work Educators’ Association  (SASWEA),  an affiliated group of CSWE Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. The purpose of SASWEA is to provide a platform for social work educators and researchers who are interested in …
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Professor Philip Hong partners with WTTW on FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty Program

Social Work Professor Philip Hong developed a Discussion Guide to accompany the WTTW Program FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty, presented virtually on January 18, 2021 and now available as a web resource.  A media-rich resource, FIRSTHAND: Living in Poverty includes powerful stories told by five Chicagoans experiencing intergenerational poverty who will help viewers better understand the …
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Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors received Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice

Congratulations to Social Work Professor Amy Krings, along with her coauthors Tania Schusler and Melissa Hernández, who won the Marie Weil Award for the Article of the Year in the Journal of Community Practice. Their article – Integrating Youth Participation and Ecosocial Work: New Possibilities to Advance Environmental and Social Justice — was chosen because …
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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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BRAVE Summer Camp 2019

The purpose of the BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violence Engagement) project is to develop and implement a comprehensive, innovative, evidence-based, community-focused, culturally and linguistically appropriate “BRAVE Violence Prevention and Crime Reduction Model” for minority youth that can be readily replicated and utilized in African American, Hispanic and Asian American youth. The project is targeting 100 …
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Professor Brian Kelly guest lectures in Germany at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensberg)

This article was originally posted by Prof. Dr. Philip Anderson of OTH Regensberg on June 7, 2019 online: https://www.oth-regensburg.de/hochschule/aktuelles/einzelansicht/news/gastdozent-aus-den-usa-zu-besuch.html ​ Professor Brian Kelly traveled to Germany to serve as a guest lecturer for one week at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg). He completed a varied and challenging program at the Faculty of Applied Social …
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