Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa selected to the Fulbright Specialist Program

The Graduate School of Social work is pleased to notify you that Dr Leticia Villarreal Sosa was selected to the Fulbright Specialist Program as an expert in School Social Work. The Fulbright Specialists Program works to link scholars from the U.S. with scholars abroad in order to share expertise and support collaborative projects. To quote from her application: "My home institution, with it's emphasis on international social work, will gain tremendously from expanding our own knowledge base and networks. I hope that I can also provide my skills both in practice, theory, and research to institutions and communities of social workers abroad." She is particularly interested in developing projects within Argentina (currently attending a conference there), Singapore and Azerbaijan and within Africa.


Dr. Joyce Shim, 'Social Welfare Expenditures and Infant Mortality'

This study examines the effects of social welfare expenditures on infant mortality (deaths younger than age 1 per 1,000 live births) across 19 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries from 1980 to 2010. Data are obtained from various sources including the OECD, World Health Organization, and World Bank.

Dr. Joyce Shim, "Family Leave Policy and Child Mortality: Evidence from 19 OECD Countries from 1969 to 2010"

This study examined the effects of family leave policy on five age-specific child mortality rates across 19 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries from 1969 to 2010. Dr. Shim used the dataset developed by Ruhm and Tanaka and extended it with data from various institutions, including the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.

Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa receives a UNI-COM Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dr. Leticia Villarreal Sosa, associate professor receives a UNI-COM Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Quality of Life at the Universidad Nacional Lomas de Zamora in Argentina. Dr. Villarreal Sosa spent three weeks this summer working with faculty at two Universities in Buenos Aires, the National University of Lomas de Zamora and The University of Palermo.

Dr. Joyce Shim receives grant from IASSW for Africa Project

Dr. Joyce Shim has received a grant from IASSW for her project proposal, ´╗┐Cross-national community practice: Schools of Social Work and Social Transformation in Kenya, South Africa, and the United States.

Dr. Joyce Shim, "Material Hardship and Depression in South Korea'

With the recent trend of growing poverty in South Korea, low-income households, particularly elderly- and single-headed households, are at high risk of experiencing material hardship and depression. However, less is known about the association between material hardship and depression by household type in Korea.


Friday, March 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Come in and explore the risks as well as benefits to using social media and technology.

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

There have been many recent events that have highlighted for many the persistence of racial injustice in the United States.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Prepare yourself to take the LSW/LCSW Exam