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Standing Up for Human Rights

Standing Up for Human Rights

College of Social Work alumna Karen Rotabi has advocated and testified in court to prevent Guatemalan immigrant women from returning to the violent conditions of their home country.

Innovative Solutions

Innovative Solutions

The College of Social Work's i3 will host a Learning Exchange on Aug. 10 to review and recognize participating organizations as part of a human-centered design pilot program.

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Hare, MSW '10

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Hare, MSW '10

Alumna Jessica Hare shares her memories of the College of Social Work and why she chose the social work profession.

A Smart Way to Home Rebuild

A Smart Way to Home Rebuild

A run-down house in a Northeast Columbia neighborhood will receive a complete, modern renovation thanks to a collaboration between the University of South Carolina's SmartHOME Center for Economic Excellence and several community organizations.

Finding a Home

After living in a homeless shelter in Tennessee, Samantha Favor's family relocated to Columbia during her senior year of high school, circumstances led her to Palmetto Place, a shelter directed by a Carolina MSW graduate. Now, Samantha is earning her own MSW at the College of Social Work.

Sharing the Gift of Experience

Katrina Spigner earned her MSW as a single mother while working and raising two children. Now, the Dr. Katrina E. Spigner Endowed Fellowship Fund will assist MSW students facing the challenges of pursuing an education while raising a family alone.

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

According to College of Social Work professor Christina Andrews, Ph.D., the United States is losing more people now to opioid overdose than at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Andrews and other researchers in the College of Social Work are working to stem the tide of opioid abuse by studying the availability and quality of treatment and by improving drug use screenings.

Police and Racial Bias: Lessons From the Lab For the Street

The College of Social Work's I. DeQuincey Newman Institute for Peace and Justice hosted University of Colorado, Department of Psychology Professor Joshua Correll, who discussed how an individual's race can influence a police officer's decision to shoot.

National Professional Social Work Month

The College of Social Work joins the National Association of Social Workers in a campaign to inform the public and legislators about the crucial role social workers play in improving the well-being of people and improving our society for everyone.

Improving Mental Health Services

The inaugural Integrated Behavioral Health Symposium features keynote speaker Joseph Parks, MD, Medical Director for the National Council for Behavioral Health, addressing topics such as changing the way medical professionals work together.


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