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March 28, 2017

Eveline ChangBerkeley Social Welfare Lecturer Eveline Chang was honored on March 15 at the "RISE: Celebrating Women, Community love and Leadership" event, which strives to highlight "the endeavors and efforts of our women leaders, especially queer women and women of color, as well as appreciating, as a community, the daily functioning, striving and travail of all women as we give to each other’s li

February 3, 2017

New York Times

Jewelle Taylor GibbsBerkeley Social Welfare Professor Emerita and alumna Jewelle Taylor Gibbs and her husband Dr. James Gibbs have been featured in The New York Times as part of the publication's "Committed: 165 Years of Love (and War) in The New York Times Wedding Announcments" series. 

January 20, 2017

You’re living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed—what the hell do you have to lose? —Donald J. Trump on the presidential campaign trail, August 2016

November 11, 2016

Christina and RobertBerkeley Social Welfare Field Consultants Christina Feliciana and Robert Ayasse were each honored at the 2016 Council Work on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta.

October 25, 2016

Julian Chow and Juliet ChoiBerkeley Social Welfare Professor Julian Chow has been named Outstanding American by Choice (ABC) by the federal government's US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

August 13, 2016

Milton CherninThe 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. She was a relative newcomer to America and operating under some Old World assumption that boys were not allowed to wear long pants before a certain age.

Milton CherninThe 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. She was a relative newcomer to America and operating under some Old World assumption that boys were not allowed to wear long pants before a certain age.

July 3, 2016

Grand Challenges MeetingBerkeley Social Welfare has engaged in a series of presentations aiming to examine the “Grand Challenges in Social Work.”

March 16, 2016

Berkeley Blog

In a recent post to the campus' Berkeley Blog, School of Social Welfare Dean Jeffrey Edleson writes, "While [former Berkeley Law Dean Choudhry] claimed no bad intent, the impact of his behavior severely disrupted the career of a capable woman.

As my students tell me, a driver may not have intended to hurt anyone but his or her reckless behavior creates accidents that have terrible impacts on others. Berkeley has experienced a string of reckless faculty this year whose behavior has directly and indirectly affected the careers of many women on this campus."

March 3, 2016

East Bay Express

Greg MerrillIn the East Bay Express' "When Stories Hurt," article author Lacy Roberts notes that "several findings have reported that between 40 percent and 80 percent of helping professionals have experienced vicarious trauma, secondary trauma or compassion fatigue."

January 1, 2016

Read Berkeley Social Welfare Assistant Professor Tina K. Sacks' MSNBC article, "How Big Data failed Baltimore," in which she reflects on her time as a federal public health employee in Baltimore and the lessons to be learned from the city's data collection efforts affecting the community's most impoverished individuals and families.

In a new article published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers from the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, the University of Denver School of Social Work, ETR and the San Francisco Wellness Initiative – a collaboration of the San Francisco Unified School District, the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families and the Department of Public Health –  reveal solid evidence that participation in school wellness services significantly increases youth development assets  — characteristics of the school environment that have been directly l

Berkeley Social Welfare Professor and Associate Dean of Research Jennifer Skeem's newly published article, "Psychosis uncommonly and inconsistently precedes violence among high-risk individuals," co-authored with Patrick Kennealy (University of South Florida), John Monahan (University of Virginia), Gillian Peterson (Metropolitan State University) and Paul Appelbaum (Columbia University), indicate that hallucinations and delusions associated with psychiatric disorders seldom foreshadow acts of aggression.

Susan EdwardsSusan Edwards, along with Brian Quigley, who heads the Engineering and Physical Sciences Division of the campus libraries, have been named the recipients of the Distinguished Librarian Award. The honor is given biennially to up to two librarians recognized for their excellence by a committee of peers and faculty.

May 6, 2014

In early May, Berkeley Social Welfare second-year MSW student Nalleli Sandoval was honored at UC Berkeley's 2014 Chancellor's Awards for Public Service, where she received the inaugural Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students.