UW School of Social Work E-news
75th Anniversary Celebration

October 2009

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean Edwina Uehara
Edwina Uehara

Welcome to the first E-news of the School’s 75th anniversary celebration! As Dean, I am honored and thrilled to celebrate values established by the School’s early founders, and look forward to celebrating the School’s many accomplishments! Established in 1934 at the height of the Great Depression, the University of Washington School of Social Work prepared social workers to meet the grand challenges of the time. More...

In the Spotlight

75th anniversary celebration

Join Us as We Celebrate 75 Years!
The vision that motivated the School’s founders inspires us to renew their legacy. Our 75th anniversary is a time to consider how our future is made possible by those who went before us. More...

Retiring Professor Roger Roffman

After 37 Years, Professor Roger Roffman
Retires from School of Social Work
After being recruited in 1972 to establish a specialization in alcoholism and substance abuse, Professor Roger Roffman looks back on 37 years with the SSW. More...

David Hawkins

Virtual Town Hall Shines Light on Success of Community Drug Prevention System
A new national study shows reduced risk of substance abuse in children thanks to a system developed by David Hawkins that gives communities needed tools. More...

New Book Gets Christine Kessler, MSW '90, 'Off the Couch'
The first step to getting in shape is redefining what that means, says Seattle-based fitness trainer, social worker and author Christine Kessler. More...

From left: MSW student Danielle Krogh, Associate Professor Jean Kruzich, MSW student Hannah Locke

Problem-Based Learning Helps Evaluation Process
How does a social service agency with limited resources evaluate its programs, data and services to benefit clients more effectively? How do MSW students get the knowledge and experience they need to evaluate the services they’ll deliver in their careers? Find out.

In the News

See which alums, faculty and SSW students are making news.


Alumni Group Now on Facebook
The goal of UW SSW Alumni is to partner and engage with our online alumni community locally, nationally and internationally. UW SSW activities, events and news will be posted to keep in touch with alumni and to help alumni network with their peers. Join UW SSW Alums on Facebook now!

In Memoriam

We remember friends and colleagues we've lost. More.



Tell us how you are redefining what's possible in your life, career, community or the world. Please take a few moments to write some professional or personal updates that we can include in future communications, or send us e-mail. If you prefer to mail your update, send to:
UW School of Social Work
Office of Advancement
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Seattle, WA 98105

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