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Donors give $22,160 to KU Social Welfare during One Day One KU

The seventh annual One Day One KU set a giving day record for KU Social Welfare. On March 6, donors made 167 gifts totaling $22,160 to support social work education at KU.

Social Welfare student to present at Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Kansas Undergraduate Research Day is intended to raise awareness of the research being conducted by undergraduate students at state universities.

Social work Grand Challenges event focuses on supporting older adults facing social isolation

The Grand Challenges for Social Work is an initiative within the social work profession to champion social progress around a series of grand challenges that the profession works to affect. 

KU scholars strive to advance racial equity through newly funded research projects

The project teams — representing five units across the university — were chosen through a peer-reviewed competition co-sponsored by the Office of Research and the Hall Center for the Humanities. They each will receive approximately $20,000 to support their work.

Study: International organizations take oversimplified approach to understanding domestic violence in Nepal

A new study from the University of Kansas has found that research reports written or sponsored by international organizations have often taken an oversimplified “cultural essentialist” approach to understanding domestic violence in Nepal.

Social welfare researcher Pegah Naemi Jimenez receives KU Research Achievement Award

Naemi Jimenez’s scholarship focuses on cross-system approaches and community-engaged research that addresses social problems experienced by children and families in marginalized communities.

School of Social Welfare is hiring Professor of the Practice

The (open rank) professor of the practice for the School of Social Welfare is a non-tenure track faculty member who possesses the expertise and achievements to provide professional instruction.

KU Social Welfare community mourns passing of Professor Emeritus James Taylor

Dr. Taylor retired from the KU School of Social Welfare with emeritus status in 2002, after 26 years of service to the university. A memorial service is scheduled for Jan. 23.

KU Social Welfare faculty, researchers to present at SSWR 2024 conference

More than 30 faculty, researchers and students from the KU School of Social Welfare will have their work represented at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference, happening Jan. 10-14.

DSW program welcomes first cohort of online students

The 23 students in the inaugural KU DSW class come from seven states and hold MSWs from 11 universities, including KU. Meet four students and learn about their career goals and reasons for choosing a DSW at KU.

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Three graduates of the Integrated Health Scholars Program shared their stories from the program

Alumni Stories from the Integrated Health Scholars Program

Nearly 250 graduates of the Integrated Health Scholars program are now providing integrated health care to under-served communities in Kansas and western Missouri. Hear from recent graduates of the program.

Partnerships Equip More Social Workers to Serve Rural Kansas

MSW students taking classes through partnership programs at Pittsburg State University and K-State Salina answer the call for more social workers in underserved communities.

In the Media

University of Kansas: ‘Strong’ Action: New Plan for Child Welfare

The Universal Prevention for Strong and Thriving Families (“Family Strong”) demonstration project at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare aims to preempt the traditional child welfare system, which is often threatening to families in need.

Calling Kansans to Action: Tell Legislators to Reject Bills Attacking Transgender Youths

In the first few months of 2023, nearly 500 bills have been introduced that aim to limit access to supportive and lifesaving resources for transgender youth and adults.

Boarding Schools for Native American Children Left ‘a Lot of Wounds’ That are Still Fresh

Sept. 30, Orange Shirt Day, is a day of remembrance designated to honor children who never returned home, as well as those who live with lasting trauma from federal boarding schools. University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University educators discussed the lasting effects during a Zoom panel.

K-State Salina Launches Master of Social Work Partnership with University of Kansas

The cooperative between K-State Salina and KU will increase the availability of graduate-level social work education in rural areas of Kansas while meeting the gaps in coverage that human service agencies in rural areas of the state have been experiencing.