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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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Social Work Students in Belize: San Mateo Empowerment Project

Posted on September 5th, 2010 by Walter Flaschka

Article from the San Pedro Sun, Ambergris Caye, Belize. A resounding applause emanated from the meeting place in San Mateo, when students of the University of Mississippi promised to assist residents in that subdivision in the construction of a much needed road. Currently the San Mateo Subdivision is interconnected by a myriad of London Bridges […]

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Alzheimer’s Walk 2009

Posted on October 31st, 2009 by Walter Flaschka

The Alzheimer’s Memory Walk and Bardo of Rose dedication occurred Saturday, October 31, 2009. Led by on Saturday. Almost 300 participants raised over $28,000, due in part to the generous help of University of Mississippi students, as well as Social Work Department students. The Bardo of Rose sculpture by Roy Tamboli of Memphis was presented […]

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