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School of Social Work to celebrate 100 years of giving hope and changing lives of people in need

September 28, 2011 — On Monday Oct. 24th, the Indiana University School of Social Work will host a day-long celebration of its 100th anniversary.

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School of Social Work students travel to Croatia for an international service learning class

Students and faculty from the international service learning class in Vukovar, CroatiaSeptember 9, 2011 — Looking out a bus window at the Croatian countryside rolling by, Indiana University School of Social Work student Kristina Brenneman was surprised by how much the scenery reminded her of Indiana. But as they approached a small town of Petrinja, 35 miles southeast of Zagreb, the similarities end.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011 — As today is the first day all IUPUI schools are in session for fall, you likely will experience construction projects creating new challenges to getting to, from, and around campus. I know I did this morning! Below you will find a list of projects to help you plan your commute, avoid trouble spots, and determine alternate routes ahead of time (see campus map), but first here are the key tips:

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School of Social Work's Inside-Out Prison Exchange Class leads inmates to think about helping others in the future

Members of the classAugust 19, 2011 — Written reflections by inmates at the Indianapolis Re-Entry Educational Facility about an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Class showed a new perspective and understanding gained through the class, but their comments at a recent graduation ceremony revealed they were ready to take up a new life with an eye toward helping others.

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Social work students focus on common health care issue for U.S. and China in international study abroad class

June 17, 2011 — For the second year in a row Indiana University School of Social Work students are in China as part of an international study abroad class.

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IUPUI/Peking University Medical History Project Gets $240,000 Luce Foundation Grant

William Schneider, Ph.D.May 20, 2011 — The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded a three-year $240,000 grant to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), collaborating with Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) to study the history of Western medicine in China.

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Two Indiana University School of Social Work students are among the inaugural class of Indiana Albert Schweitzer Fellows

Tori CampbellMay 20, 2011 — Tori Campbell, a Master of Social Work student at the IU South Bend Campus and Meredith Upchurch, a Master of Social Work student at the IUPUI campus, will join 260 other 2011-12 Schweitzer Fellows across the country in carrying out service projects that address the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. While it is the inaugural class for Indiana, the program has been in existence in the United States since 1992.

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How to prevent youth with disabilities from ending up in the Juvenile Justice system is focus of conference developed by two IUPUI faculty.

Steven KochApril 29, 2011 — What happens when a young person with intellectual disabilities responds in an unexpected way in school? Too often, advocates say, the unanticipated reaction leads to a situation where the police are called for assistance and the student ends up in the juvenile justice system.

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Governor Extols State Partnership with IU School of Social Work

Gov. Mitch Daniels, (at left) School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner, Judge James Payne, Indiana Department of Child Services director, holding Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the School of Social Work and IUPUI Chancellor Charles BantzApril 26, 2011 — The Indiana University School of Social Work and the Indiana Department of Child Services have created an extraordinary partnership with incalculable benefits in the life and death mission of protecting the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Mitch Daniels said at the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy ceremony on Tuesday.

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MSW Student Association creates a poster on mental illness and the role friends can play in the recovery process

April 15, 2011 — As part of a two-step strategy, the Master of Social Work Student Association of the Indiana University School of Social Work, has created an information poster about mental illness, treatment available to college students and the key role friends can play in the recovery process.

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Dr. Margaret Adamek, Director of the Indiana University School of Social Work PhD program, receives Fulbright Award for teaching project in Ethiopia

Dr. Margaret AdamekApril 3, 2011 — Dr. Margaret Adamek, Director of the Indiana University School of Social Work PhD program, has been selected to receive a Fulbright Award to undertake a five-month teaching project in Ethiopia this coming fall semester.

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