School of Social Work – University of Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu School of Social Work Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:56:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 September 10: Tailgate https://socialwork.utexas.edu/event/tailgate-4/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:36:22 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14496 August 26: Service Learning Fair https://socialwork.utexas.edu/event/service-learning-fair-2/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:34:48 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14494 Maxwell: Growing use of meth in Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/maxwell-growing-use-of-meth-in-texas/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:50:38 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14310 Read more »]]> Jane Maxwell, PhD A decade ago, methamphetamine was a major problem in Texas and across the nation because of the availability of ephedrine and other cold medicines to make the drug. After these cold medicines were regulated in 2005-2006, there was a decrease in meth production and indicators of use and misuse dropped. But now a new methamphetamine epidemic is quietly rising in the southern and...

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October 14: Save the date for The Texas Social! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/alumni/fall-celebration-dinner-2016/ Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:16:17 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14231 Read more »]]> Friday, October 14, 2016 The Texas Social Let’s gather ’round to celebrate our donors, scholarship recipients, School of Social Work community, and our growing collaboration with healthcare education in Texas. The Texas Union Ballroom – Austin, TX 6:00 p.m. Live music & silent auction 7:00 p.m. Dinner Texas chic attire encouraged  Get your tickets here Table sponsorships...

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September 10: Don’t miss the 7th Annual Tailgate! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/event/tailgate-4/ Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:31:44 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14234 Allen: Black communities should have black police officers https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/allen-black-communities-should-have-black-police-officers/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:34:20 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14188 Read more »]]> Terrence Allen Recent events in Louisiana and Minnesota reflect a long and dark history between African American males and police officers who patrol in the communities where they reside. The fact is that, in many cases, it is a white male officer and an African American male suspect who becomes a victim. This is the legacy of policing in the African American community to the extent that...

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August 23: Gone to Texas https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/august-23-gone-to-texas/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 14:31:04 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14490 Read more »]]> Gone to Social Work! Tuesday, August 23, 6:30 pm School of Social Work Foyer More than 200 hundred years ago, as adventurers pulled up stakes seeking a fresh start, three letters etched on old homestead doors revealed their destination: GTT… Gone to Texas. Each August, on the evening before fall classes begin, new students are invited to celebrate their fresh start at the Tower with live music and...

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Aronson: We need to stop treating military spouses like children https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/aronson-on-military-spouses/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:18:20 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14142 Read more »]]> Independence Day celebrates the day America’s founding fathers put pen to paper and outlined the rights and beliefs that would form our values as a new nation. And, like most things patriotic, the Fourth of July has become inextricably linked with our nation’s armed forces. Independence Day also commemorates the beginning of a distinctly American set of cultural values, proudly displayed right in...

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Zayas on suicide attempts among young Latinas https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/zayas-on-suicide-attempts-among-young-latinas/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:11:38 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=14140 Read more »]]> Luis H. Zayas: Pace of suicides among young Latinas is a growing concern Dean Luis H. Zayas The youth survey recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that when it comes to the rates of teenage suicide attempts, young Latinas continue to outpace girls and boys of other ethnic or racial groups in the U.S. Nearly 10 years ago, news stories told of this mostly...

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Choi is among 10 best gerontology professors https://socialwork.utexas.edu/news/choi-is-among-10-best-gerontology-professors/ Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:05:42 +0000 https://socialwork.utexas.edu/?p=13940 Read more »]]> Namkee Choi Namkee Choi, Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology, has been named among the 10 best gerontology professors in the country by HealthcareAdmnistrator. Their ranking takes into account  quality of teaching,  work experience, research success, and awards. Choi’s research focuses on depression in late life and the development of effective psychosocial interventions for...

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