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Students Attend Social Work Advocacy Day in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted on February 13th, 2015 by staff

Social Work Advocacy Day was organized by the National Association of Social Workers—Mississippi Chapter with help from the University of Southern Mississippi Social Work Department. The event took place in the state capital of Jackson. Students from Tupelo, DeSoto, and Oxford campuses attended the event, learning about the legislative process, how to access their elected […]

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Social Work Cohort Attend the 60th Annual Council on Social Work

Posted on November 5th, 2014 by staff

A substantial cohort of the University of Mississippi Department of Social Work faculty attended and presented at the 60th Annual Council on Social Work Education Program Meeting, widely considered to be the premier annual social work education conference, in Tampa, Florida (October 23 – 26, 2014). The faculty and presentations included: Simmons, C., Fisher, A., […]

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Tupelo Campus Share Photographs from Field Trips and Race for the Cure

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 by staff

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UM Social Work Gives Presentations at Tuskegee University

Posted on October 13th, 2014 by staff

On October 9th through 14th, UM’s Social Work Department presented three paper sessions at the Alabama-Mississippi Social Work Conference at Tuskegee University. Dr. Jandel Crutchfield, visiting assistant professor, presented Enhancing Blackboard through Google+ Hangouts. As online education expands to universities across the country, social work educations and professionals sometimes find themselves using a platform limited by organizational standards. This […]

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Dr. Gerald Mallon Visits Social Work Department

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by staff

Dr. Gerald Mallon, Julia Lathrop Professor of Child Welfare and Executive Director of the National Center for Child Welfare Excellence, gave a presentation to UM’s Social Work department on August 12th, 2014. Mallon’s presentation, “Building and Translating Practice Knowledge and Evidence in Child Welfare Excellence,” focused on training and evidence-based practices in the field of child […]

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Social Work Department Welcomes New Chair

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by Garrett Crowe

Out of the blue, Dr. Daphne Cain received an e-mail from the University of Mississippi asking if she would consider a position as department chair of Social Work. “I was surprised to get the e-mail,” Cain said, “and flattered.” She was then serving as interim director and associate professor of Social Work at LSU where […]

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Caribbean-Themed ‘Run for the Road’ 5-K Raises Money for San Mateo Empowerment Project

Posted on October 5th, 2011 by Walter Flaschka

By Erin Parsons A Caribbean-themed 5-K run to raise money for the San Mateo Empowerment Project is set for Oct. 29 at the University of Mississippi. The San Mateo project, known as SMEP, began as a fundraising campaign initiated by a handful of students and professors in the university’s Department of Social Work. It has […]

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Ole Miss Students Remain Steadfast in Aiding Poor Children in Belize

Posted on December 24th, 2010 by Walter Flaschka

Edwin Smith OXFORD, Miss. — Imagine living in a shack that sits on stilts over a lagoon filled with sewage and garbage. The only means of getting from one house to another is to walk on dangerous plank bridges. This and other harsh realities — including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, poor nutrition and […]

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UM-DeSoto Social Work Students Featured on Fox 13 News

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by Walter Flaschka

The University of Mississippi-DeSoto campus’ Student Social Work Organization (SSWO) has teamed up with Diersen Charities Federal Community Corrections Center throughout the fall 2010 semester. Along with collecting books for the organization, the chapter also held a business clothing drive to collect professional attire for those who will soon be reentering the work force and […]

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Lafayette-Oxford-University Community to Observe Alzheimer’s Tribute

Posted on September 17th, 2010 by Walter Flaschka

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students, as well as members of the L-O-U community, are invited to participate Tuesday (Sept. 21) in the Oxford Alzheimer’s Tribute. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. in front of the “Bardo of Rose” sculpture on the grounds of University Museum, Fifth Street and University Avenue. […]

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