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

June 2010

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean Edwina Uehara
Edwina Uehara

The UW School of Social Work was founded in 1934 with the dream of a future free of social and economic injustice. Today, we educate 500 undergraduate and graduate students a year and our students contribute 175,000 hours of community service locally. More...

In the Spotlight

75th anniversary open house

75th Anniversary Open House Celebration
Please come back to school on June 13 for an afternoon of fun, food and festivities as we open the doors to the Social Work building for one last celebration of our 75th anniversary. More...

POC logo

Welcome, Benjamin de Haan!
Benjamin de Haan, Ph.D., is the new head of Partners for Our Children, the public-private partnership launched in 2007 to improve the lives of Washington state's children in foster care. Ben has over 30 years of combined experience in academia, philanthropy and as director of several state agencies. More...

Professor Pauline Erera

Farewell to Professor Pauline Erera
Pauline came to the School of Social Work as a Visiting Scholar from the University of Haifa, Israel, during the 1993-94 academic year. Renowned for her cutting-edge work on diverse families, she has been one of the School's most beloved and gifted teachers and mentors. More...

SSW faculty books on display at Suzzallo Library

Faculty Books on Display
at UW Suzzallo Library
School of Social Work authors are prominently featured in a display at UW Suzzallo Library. The display celebrates books by Mark Courtney, Jennifer Hook, Nancy Hooyman, Biren (Ratnesh) Nagda, Paula Nurius, Peter J. Pecora, Roger Roffman, and Dorothy Van Soest. Suzzallo Library receives more than 40,000 visitors a week. More...


Amnon Shoenfeld

Meet Mental Health Champion
Amnon Shoenfeld, MSW ‘79

Amnon Shoenfeld has been working to improve people’s lives for the past 30 years, and is now helping prepare future School of Social Work graduates to do the same. More...

In the News

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


75th Anniversary Open House Celebration
Sunday, June 13, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Join us for our final 75th anniversary event and announcement of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni.

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

The UW ranks 11th among research institutions that produced the most 2009-10 U.S. Fulbright Fellows.

The UW was recently named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Collectively, UW students engaged in more than 346,000 hours of service in 2009.

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