School of Social Work

Walking Down Memory Lane to Battle COVID Isolation

An unexpected result of a project designed to combat pandemic isolation changed the lives of a student and her 93-year-old project partner.

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‘Urban Service Talks’ (About Interprofessional Learning)

The future physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and physician assistants who take part in the Connecticut Area Health Education Center's (CT AHEC) Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Program are walking the walk and now, talking the talk.

A pair of glasses sitting on a folded newspaper. Social work students who wrote letters to Connecticut newspapers say the experience helped improve their skills as social workers.

Social Work Students Turn to Old-Fashioned Advocacy

Clinical social work students learn the power of the written word to advocate through Letters to the Editor

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UConn Magazine: Esther Pahl is Still Making a Difference

At age 97, Esther Pahl ’52 MSW is still very much making a difference.

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UConn Health CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi Selected as University’s Interim President

UConn Health CEO Dr. Andrew Agwunobi will begin as UConn's Interim President beginning on July 1, 2021

Connecticut's medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction have impressive retention rates, according to a new study, although more research is needed on related questions.

UConn Study: Connecticut’s Medication-assisted Opioid Treatment Programs Retain Patients at Higher Rates

New strategies are needed to help boost retention rates among younger people

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School of Social Work Graduates 164 During Return to In-Person Commencement Ceremonies

BSW, MSW, and Ph.D. students celebrate at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field

Asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras arrive in the US. The number of refugees permitted entry into the US shrank to new lows under the Trump administration. (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

The Role of Communities in Refugee Resettlement

'Volunteers can help address real problems facing refugees'

Teenager with headphones around his neck using his phone. A UConn researcher says social media is turning online arguments among teenagers into real-world violence.

How Social Media Turns Online Arguments Between Teens Into Real-World Violence

Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s triggering new ones

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Peter Papallo: A Full-Circle Career Comes to a Close

Having landed in a social work career by happenstance, School of Social Work instructor Peter Papallo is retiring after decades as a clinician and teacher.