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William Gates Sr. to Speak at Social Work Event

Social Work 75th Anniversary
Social philanthropist and University of Washington volunteer William H. Gates Sr., '49, '50, will be the guest speaker at the UW School of Social Work's Inaugural Student Scholarship Breakfast on March 9 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Don James Center in Husky Stadium. The public is invited to the event, which is part of the School of Social Work's 75th anniversary celebration. In addition, the school is presenting the final three lectures in the Endowed Professor Lecture Series in March, April and May. Go to for the details on these lectures.

Established in 1934 at the height of the Great Depression, the UW School of Social Work has grown into one of the best in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks the school fourth among 153 social-work graduate programs in the country.

For more information on the school's 75th anniversary, go to