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Building a “Prison-to-School” Pipeline: Sammie Gilmore Flips the Narrative Building the “Prison-to-School” Pipeline: Sammie Gilmore Flips the Narrative for Herself and Others
“I'll admit it — I had preconceived notions about Sammie when I first met her.”
Jill Duerr-Berrick, School of Social Welfare faculty and...
Alumni Profile: Greg Evans (MSW '86) Law in Service to the Public Good: Greg Evans (MSW '86)
Meeting Greg Evans (MSW ‘86) in the high-rise office of the McGuireWoods law firm in downtown San Francisco, you wouldn’t guess that he opened his first law office in a homeless...
Begonia Herbert-Ramirez: Finding a Home in Haviland Hall The journey to success is rarely a smooth and linear path. For UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare undergraduate Begonia Herbert-Ramirez, the path to becoming a University Medal nominee with a 4.0 GPA was particularly trying. Through the...
Commencement Speaker Ella Callow (BA '97) Ella Callow, this year’s commencement speaker for Berkeley Social Welfare, has spent her career tackling one of the central questions of inclusion. “How do barriers impact the well-being of individuals with disabilities? And how can the...
Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem Address one of the Grand Challenges of Social Work A Complex Equation: Erin Kerrison and Jennifer Skeem explore the intersection of public health, public safety, equitable treatment, and the criminal justice system
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. In 2016...
Conference: Coercive Treatment — Moving Beyond "For your Own Good" The Berkeley Social Welfare community is invited to participate in the Coercive Treatment – Moving Beyond “for Your Own Good" Conference. The conference is organized by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and will be held at the UC Hastings...
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...

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