UW School of Social Work E-news
March 2011

A Welcome from the Dean

Dean Edwina Uehara
Edwina Uehara

Point of pride: The role of social services is about to become even more important as we learn the outcome of the state’s budget for the coming biennium. Many families will continue to grapple with their health care options, employment issues, child-development questions and countless other stress factors.

In the Spotlight

Edwina Uehara Named First Ballmer Endowed Dean
Citing her "exceptional leadership and rare capacity for bringing together great minds and motivating them to work creatively and collaboratively to find solutions," Dean Edwina Uehara was named the inaugural holder of the Ballmer Endowed Deanship in Social Work. More...

Howard Behar

Get Tickets for Scholarship Breakfast
Join us for the Second Annual student scholarship breakfast on March 15 at the Don James Center. Julie Edsforth, MSW '94, principal of Edsforth Consulting, will chair the event and Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee Co., will be our keynote speaker. More...


Emily Conbere

Matt's House Helps Survivors of Violence
Amid papers, projects and midterms, MSW student Emily Conbere has founded an organization committed to helping people who have lost loved ones to suicide, homicide, or tragic accidents. Matt’s House provides a place for therapy, art, and healing for survivors of violences. More...

In the News

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

In Memoriam

Joyce Reyes, MSW '73, passed away on Dec. 2, 2010. More...

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Table of contents

Pride Point

In January, iSchool faculty member and library legend Nancy Pearl was named the Library Journal 2011 Librarian of the Year. Find out why.

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