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[7 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,350 views]

Teacher of the YearKathleen Holtz Deal, PhD, MSW

Kathleen Holtz Deal found she loved working with students even before becoming an associate professor at the School of Social Work. A clinical social worker for 19 years in community mental health and substance abuse treatment, Deal says, “I supervised social work interns and found working with students ...

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[7 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,200 views]


More than 300 students at three Baltimore middle schools have been given an introduction to financial education under the Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI), a program at the School of Social Work that was launched in 2008 with the support of alumna Meg Woodside, MSW ’07, MBA.

The classroom instruction is one of several efforts ...

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[7 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,877 views]


Beginning a yearlong discussion of urban renewal, University President Jay A. Perman, MD, welcomed John Puckett, PhD, MA, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania who was instrumental in that institution’s development efforts in West Philadelphia, to speak during a recent academic symposium at the Southern Management Corporation Campus Center.

Addressing the “Role and Responsibility ...

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[7 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 1,208 views]


A critical—and sometimes fatal—link between HIV/AIDS and intimate partner violence (IPV) is not fully understood by health and human service workers, concluded a recent symposium panel of doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, police, and shock trauma specialists at the University.

The June 29 event, “Secret Killer in HIV: Gender Violence,” helped launch a University effort ...

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[7 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 1,078 views]


From modest beginnings in a warehouse to its present status among the nation’s top 20 schools of social work, the University of Maryland School of Social Work has reached its 50th anniversary and will hold celebratory events throughout 2011-2012. 

A unifying theme for the activities is the School’s vision to help bring “Peace and Justice ...

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[7 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,743 views]


A student at the University has become the nation’s first Peace Corps volunteer to enter service while pursuing a graduate degree in social work back home. Cristen Cravath was accepted in the agency’s Master’s International (MI) program, which last fall widened its offerings to include social work for the first time.

“The Peace Corps welcomes ...

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | 2,858 views]


Students from across the University organized a family health fair in West Baltimore on Saturday, March 26. Earlier this year, the students had been in an interdisciplinary class—conducted by the School of Social Work’s Maternal and Child Health Leadership Development Program—that brings together students from all of the schools at the University of Maryland.

The ...

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[14 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,456 views]

March is Social Work Month. This year, social workers throughout the mid-Atlantic are working to communicate ways that social work contributes to strengthening the fabric of society. The list is far longer than many people realize, and social work students and faculty endeavor mightily to communicate what we do to a public that too often ...

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[14 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,293 views]


Arthur E. “Gene” Severance II, MS, has joined the staff of the School of Social Work in the newly created position of director of finance and operations after more than 20 years at the School of Medicine, most recently as associate administrator of the Department of Pathology.

A Baltimore resident, Severance earned his master’s degree ...

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[8 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,065 views]


Donna Shalala, PhD, an accomplished educator and former Cabinet member under President Bill Clinton, will deliver the Daniel Thursz Social Justice Lecture on Oct. 19 at the School of Social Work. The lecture will be titled “The Unfinished Business of Health Care Reform.”

Shalala is president of the University of Miami and a professor of ...