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New for 2020: FlexMSW for Working Professionals
Berkeley Social Welfare is excited to announce a new MSW degree program option: the FlexMSW, designed for audiences not previously reached through our traditional MSW program. Beginning in Fall 2020, entering students will be able to...
Passing of Tumanako Wereta, Chair of Tuaropaki Trust
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Tumanako Wereta, the long-time Chair of the Tuaropaki Trust, a pioneering Maori trust in the North Island of New Zealand. In recent years, Berkeley Social Welfare and the Goldman School of Public...
Freidlander Lecture: Dr Birgit Pfau-Effinger
"The Gender Division of Labor: Cultural Influences on Cross-National Differences"
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:10 - 1:30
Haviland Commons (116 Haviland Hall)
Dr. Pfau-Effinger will discuss the limitations of approaches that explain cross-...
Our Founding Mother: Jessica Blanche Peixotto
By Dean Jeffrey Edleson
Jessica Blanche Peixotto is credited with being the founder of social welfare studies at Berkeley. Her family’s story can be traced back to the time when Christopher Columbus was setting off for the New World. On...
Latino Social Workers Organization Conference
April 4 – 5, 2019
California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
2000 Franklin St, Oakland
The Latino Social Workers Organization (LSWO) and the Latinx Center of Excellence at Berkeley Social Welfare are collaborating for this 2019 ...
Dr. Reuben Miller: "The Afterlife of Incarceration"
Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodology
116 Haviland Hall (Haviland Commons)
Dr. Miller will spend some time on methods, specifically the practice of ethnographic research, the debates on positionality and reflexivity and what we can learn...
Tina Sacks on Racism in American Medicine
The ongoing significance of racism in American medicine
Originally published in the Oxford University Press blog, February 24, 2019.
View original article.
America’s healthcare system is considered by many the finest in the world, and the...
Video: Professor Organista Lectures at UCSF
Professor Kurt C. Organista participated in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry's Grand Rounds lecture series for clinical professionals in early January. Organista's talk on "A Structural Environmental Approach to Problem Drinking and HIV...
Ass't Professor Tina Sacks featured on Berkeley Talks
What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation’s most vulnerable people in the Trump era? Assistant Professor Tina Sacks explores this issue in the latest podcast in the Berkeley Talks series...