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

February 2010

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean Edwina Uehara
Edwina Uehara

Welcome to the second E-news of the School’s 75th anniversary celebration! In this issue, I am thrilled to invite you to the School’s Inaugural Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser on March 9. Supporting future social workers by providing financial help to SSW students has become crucial, now more than ever. More...

In the Spotlight

We're Still Celebrating 75 Wonderful Years!
Join us as we continue to consider how our future is made possible by those who went before us:

William H. Gates Sr.

Join Us at Our Inaugural Student Scholarship Breakfast Event
Our special guest, William H. Gates Sr., and Dean Edwina Uehara will discuss Gates' new book, Showing Up for Life: Thoughts on the Gifts of a Lifetime, at this fundraising event on March 9. More...

Professor Henry Maier

Remembering Professor Henry Maier
The Henry W. Maier Practitioner in Residence program was established at the UW School of Social Work to honor the remarkable life of Henry Maier and his unique approach to social work—a passionate professor, Fulbright Scholar, and author on child development. More...

Dean Emerita Nancy Hooyman

Nancy Hooyman Awarded CSWE
Significant Life Achievement Honor
In selecting Dr. Nancy Hooyman, CSWE found it difficult to capture all she has meant to the hundreds of social work educators, students and colleagues that she has touched throughout her career. Her leadership in gerontological social work has been singular and formative. More...


Get the Real Skinny on Fitness
Author Cris Kessler, MSW '90, and co-author Marla Fields share three easy ways to keep that New Year's resolution to get (and stay!) fit. Find out...

In the News

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


Students & Alums Reflect on School of Social Work
In the fall quarter of 1965 I was assigned to Western State Hospital for my second year fieldwork placement. My instructor assigned me to work with a patient who had been at WSH for quite some time. My journey with that patient, and the support I received from my Fieldwork Instructor in helping her regain her life, helped shape the direction of my career that lasts to this very day.”— William Getz, MSW '66

In Memoriam

Rosemary Lamphear, BASW  ‘75, passed away on Feb. 20, 2008.


Join us for our 75th Anniversary Endowed Profesors Lecture Series. More...

Is there a future social worker among your family, friends or community? Come to an MSW information session on Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 305AB at the School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave. N.E. Register online.

Continuing Education

Feb. 26: Changing the Self-Care Paradigm Through Evidence Based Fitness Practice
Learn how to improve fitness no matter what the starting point! Get a fresh set of mental and emotional tools that motivate without using stress or fear. This playful approach to using Heart Zones™ training is for beginners and those returning to fitness. Get more information and register online.

Share Your Good News

Please send word about your professional activities and accomplishments, an award, a new job or other news you'd like to share with the School of Social Work community in the next issue of E-news. Send us e-mail: sswalum@u.washington.edu.

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Pride Points

7,000 current UW students have the full cost of their tuition and standard fees covered under the Husky Promise.

14 UW faculty members have won "genius grants" from the MacArthur Foundation, including, most recently, UW poet Heather McHugh.

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