UC Berkeley has decided to begin the semester with a two-stage process, with most courses being offered fully remote for the first two weeks (Jan. 18-28) and then moving to fully in-person instruction in the third week of the semester on Jan. 31.Read more about UC Berkeley will begin spring semester with mostly remote instruction
Jess Dannhauser (MSW '03) appointed to lead New York City's child welfare and juvenile justice systems
New York Mayor Eric Adams has appointed Jess Dannhauser, the former CEO of major child welfare provider Graham Windham, to serve as his commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services (ACS).
In announcing the hire on Twitter, Adams indicated that his administration would...Read more about Jess Dannhauser (MSW '03) appointed to lead New York City's child welfare and juvenile justice systems
On December 22, campus leaders provided an update on UC Berkeley's plans for the spring semester, including new booster and testing requirements.
Please note that...Read more about Update on UC Berkeley’s plans for the spring semester
Anu Manchikanti Gómez receives Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Manuscripts of 2021 in Women’s Health Issues
The Editorial Board of Women’s Health Issues is pleased to announce that the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women's Health Issues in 2021 (Volume 31) has been awarded to two authors: Anu Manchikanti Gomez, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor and...Read more about Anu Manchikanti Gómez receives Gibbs Leadership Prize for Best Manuscripts of 2021 in Women’s Health Issues
Congratulations to the Berkeley Social Welfare faculty, students, and researchers presenting at the annual SSWR conference in Washington, DC. Names of presenting authors are in bold.Thursday, January 13, 2022 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Dean Linda Burton has been selected for induction into the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The AASWSW is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high-impact work...Read more about Dean Linda Burton to be inducted into AASWSW
Eliminating fees in the Alameda County juvenile justice system meaningfully reduced financial burdens on families
New research by Jaclyn Chambers, Karin Martin, and Jen Skeem shows that when Alameda County eliminated fees from its juvenile justice system in 2016, it dramatically reduced the likelihood and the amount of financial sanctions levied against families.Read more about Eliminating fees in the Alameda County juvenile justice system meaningfully reduced financial burdens on families
Department Manager Emiko Moran was interviewed by Berkeley News for her volunteer work with Common Humanity Collective, a mutual aid group that distributes DIY air purifiers for free in at-risk communities in the East Bay...Read more about As wildfire season advances, so does major DIY air purifier effort
The Netflix series Maid shows the harsh reality of navigating the complex world of public assistance and how devastating poverty in the U.S. can be. BuzzFeed journalist Lara McCaffrey interviewed assistant professor Yu-Ling Chang — among other experts — about how accurately Maid...Read more about Yu-Ling Chang interviewed by BuzzFeed about poverty and public assistance programs
Bart Grossman, Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Lillian Matsumoto, and others inducted into CA Social Work Hall of Distinction
Sunday, October 17, 2021 marked the induction ceremony for the California Social Work Hall of Distinction, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to social work and social welfare in California.
This year's inductees were:Gary Bess Chia-Chia Chien Bart...Read more about Bart Grossman, Virginia Rondero Hernandez, Lillian Matsumoto, and others inducted into CA Social Work Hall of Distinction
The National Academy of Medicine announced today that UC Berkeley professor and bioethicist Osagie K. Obasogie will be among 100 new members elected to join its ranks this year. Membership in the academy recognizes individuals who have...Read more about Professor Osagie Obasogie elected to National Academy of Medicine
Jessie García Gutierrez is a second-year student in the joint MSW/MPH program.
As we honor Latinx social workers during Latinx Heritage month, the...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Jessie García Gutierrez, MSW student and LCOEBH scholar
"Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040.": Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe
This year's Seabury Lecture was delivered by Dr. Sean Joe on October 1, 2021 on the topic of "Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040."
Sean Joe, Ph.D., M.S.W. joined the Brown School at Washington University at St....Read more about "Advancing community science to improve the economic mobility of Black boys and young men by 2040.": Seabury Lecture with Dr. Sean Joe
Sergio Serna, who joined the Field faculty this fall, is a licensed clinical social worker who has dedicated his career to working children and families engaged by the public child welfare system.
As we honor Latinx social workers during Latinx Heritage month,...Read more about Celebrating Latinidad: Q&A with Field Consultant Sergio R. Serna, LCSW
Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Professor Kurt Organista comments on the effectiveness of community health workers known as promotores de salud in easing anxieties within Latinx communitites about getting vaccinated.Read more about Kurt Organista in NY Times: A large share of Hispanic adults in the U.S. got vaccinated over the summer, a survey shows
Associate Professor Tina Sacks is interviewed by Kai Risdall and Molly Wood on the Marketplace podcast "Make Me Smart." Sacks explains the ins and outs of the social safety net, what it looks like in practice, and whether the Democrats’ plan could make a real difference.Read more about Podcast: Tina Sacks explains the social safety net
“It takes a next-level kind of bravery to do what Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles did, but most athletes cannot afford to be that revolutionary,” said [associate professor Tina] Sacks. “Why aren’t there more Colin Kaepernicks? Because it takes a really extraordinary person to be able to buck...Read more about Breaking the cycle of shame about mental struggles in athletics