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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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IUPUI Social Work Grad Uses Training to Guide Local High School to a State Basketball Championship

Nick Reich April 3, 2011 — Talk to Nick Reich about his basketball team at Indianapolis Metropolitan High School and their inspiring run to capture the Class A state championship and you can’t help but think he sounds like a social worker.

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Legislators praise Social Work Students at 12th annual LEAD Day at the State House

Social Work Students at State House March 4, 2011 — Legislators praised hundreds of Social Work students at the 12th annual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day at the Indiana State House March 2nd for the work they are and will be doing to help others.

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Plight of refugees touches the heart of social work student Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds, with two refugees friendsNovember 24, 2010 — One by one, refugees from Africa, Burma, Nepal, Iraq and Cuba made their way to the clubhouse of a Westside apartment complex in Indianapolis and moved between piles of clothing donated for the new arrivals to America.

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"19 Stars of Indiana" Author to Join Vera Bradley Creator for IUPUI Lecture

November 15, 2010 — What was to be a classroom lecture featuring talks by an author and a successful entrepreneur, is now a campuswide event for Monday, Nov. 22, 2010.

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From the Desk of the Chancellor, Nov. 15, 2010

Chancellor Charles R. BantzNovember 15, 2010 — IUPUI’s Community Learning Network just received a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant that will create three full-service community schools in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. Full-service schools offer education, nutrition, health services, counseling, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, and social skills development. Such wrap-around services necessarily require the collaboration of university and community partners, including Indianapolis Public Schools. The strategy builds on IUPUI’s commitment to collaboration and to serving as an anchor institution.

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School of Social Work and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation join together to host a conference on civil discourse on faith

Eboo Patel, a member of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core.September 30, 2010 —
At a time of growing intolerance and angry rhetoric, the Indiana University School of Social Work and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, with the support of other community organizations, took the initiative to organize a much needed public conference on civil discourse on faith.

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IU School of Social Work Discusses Partnership with University of Zagreb

Dr. Sinisa ZrinscakSeptember 7, 2010 — Faced with the challenge of carrying out a culturally appropriate research project in a war-torn community, a faculty member of the Indiana University School of Social Work turned to Dean of the Department of Social Work at the University of Zagreb for assistance.

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Long-time BSW program director to focus on Labor Studies Program

Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli August 27, 2010 — For more than 20 years Dr. Irene Queiro-Tajalli has utilized her insights and talents to advance the Bachelor of Social Work program at the Indiana University School of Social Work. In June, she announced that she will focus all of her attention on the School’s Labor Studies Program.

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State Commission Led by Dean Patchner Starts Work on Recommendations to Lower Childhood Poverty Rate

Michael PatchnerJuly 23, 2010 — Indiana University School of Social Work Dean Michael Patchner told members of the Commission on Childhood Poverty in Indiana they have 13 months to come up with recommendations on how to lower the state’s childhood poverty rate.

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Social Work Students in China for Service Learning Class Report "Amazing" Time

Social Work students with newly purchased umbrellas in Tiananmen SquareJune 17, 2010 — A group of Indiana University School of Social Work Master of Social Work students in China for a service learning class report having an “amazing time,” in China.

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