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Seventh Annual Social Justice Symposium Spotlights Activism in Art

The intersections of art, grassroots organization and community advocacy took center stage at this year's Social Justice Symposium, as activist artists were invited to deliver the event's keynote presentations and performances.

Alumna Xiulan Zhang (PhD '99) Named Haas International Award Recipient

School of Social Welfare alumna Xiulan Zhang (PhD ’99) has been selected as the recipient of this year’s UC Berkeley Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award...

California Magazine Editor Wendy Miller Profiles her Great-Uncle and Longtime School of Social Welfare Dean Milton Chernin

The family story about my great-uncle, Milton Chernin, went something like this: In 1925, when he was accepted at Columbia University, Milton was so young that his mother was going to send him to college in short pants...

California Child Welfare Performance Indicators Project Researchers Publish New Study

The California Child Welfare Performance Indicators Project research team’s new article, “Racial and ethnic disparities: A population-based examination of risk factors for...

Professor Michael Austin's Social Justice and Social Work Published

Professor Michael Austin's edited new book, Social Justice and Social Work: Rediscovering a Core Value of the Profession, is being released by Sage.

Haviland Hall Renewal

Haviland Hall, the home of Berkeley Social Welfare, first opened its doors to the UC Berkeley community in 1924. Designed by famed campus architect John Galen Howard, the building to this-day retains many of the classic features and...

Editorial on Improving Mental Healthcare Policies Cites Professor Steven Segal

In the wake of mass shootings that have affected communities across the country, including the recent rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Sacramento Bee's editorial board released an op-ed calling for renewed...

School Launches Series on the Grand Challenges in Social Work

On October 22nd and November 26th, the School of Social Welfare sponsored the first two events in a series of presentations that aim to examine the “Grand Challenges in Social Work.”

MSW Students Aim to Influence Policymaking with Opinion Pieces

Every year as part of Professor Jill Duerr Berrick’s [Faculty and Staff/Faculty/Jill Duerr Berrick] Policy Practice course, students perfect the skill of crafting op-ed pieces for publication, writing on current – and oftentimes...

Teaching Staff Begin MSW Curriculum Revision Process

As part of the School of Social Welfare’s preparation for a reaccreditation visit from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in 2014, the departmental teaching staff (DTS) has been engaging in a thoughtful reexamination of the MSW...