News: Social Work

New Emeritus Faculty Honored

New Emeritus Faculty Honored

Written By: Drexler James | February 12, 2021
Congratulations to the new emeritus faculty in the College of Health Professions and Sciences! The faculty emeritus title is reserved for individuals who have achieved eminence. It honors both the...
UCF Funds Second Round of $1 million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

UCF Funds Second Round of $1 million SEED Initiative to Support Faculty Research

Written By: SIMONE ROUSSEAU | February 10, 2021
Thirty-seven teams are warded grants to investigate a variety of research including the use of artificial intelligence to improve battery performance and gaming to develop leadership skills.
UCF School of Social Work Welcomes New Director, Matthew Theriot

UCF School of Social Work Welcomes New Director, Matthew Theriot

Written By: Megan Pabian | February 4, 2021
Dr. Matthew Theriot The UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences welcomes Matthew Theriot, who will lead the School of Social Work as its new director starting August 8, 2021....
Students Expand Their Toolbox and Learn New Skills Due to COVID-19 and a Desire to Help Others

Students Expand Their Toolbox and Learn New Skills Due to COVID-19 and a Desire to Help Others

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 19, 2021
Service-learning in a digital classroom poses a significant challenge to the element of human interaction, especially for social workers. Though showing flexibility in a challenging situation is a hallmark of...
Democracy Is The Backbone To Our Purpose

Democracy Is The Backbone To Our Purpose

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 11, 2021
The mob invasion of the Capitol building was not a protest, it was an attack by our own people on our democracy. As social workers, we denounce the demagoguery practices...
Reshawna Chapple Selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Reshawna Chapple Selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | December 9, 2020
School of Social Work Associate Professor Reshawna Chapple has done much throughout her academic career to address inclusion and diversity among faculty and students. Chapple’s recent selection as UCF’s Faculty...
Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Written By: Drexler James | November 25, 2020
Suicide is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to...
UCF School of Social Work Awards Six Students a $10,000 Fellowship

UCF School of Social Work Awards Six Students a $10,000 Fellowship

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
The UCF School of Social Work MSW Traditional Track has awarded six new first-year graduate level students with a $10,000 fellowship to assist them with tuition, fees, and other expenses...
New Field Education Director Continues UCF School of Social Work’s Focus on Collaborative Community Learning

New Field Education Director Continues UCF School of Social Work’s Focus on Collaborative Community Learning

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | November 16, 2020
Field education is the signature pedagogy and an important component of social work practice. It prepares UCF Social Work students to serve as clinical and generalist professionals in the real...
UCF professor Kim Gryglewicz is committed to making a difference

UCF professor Kim Gryglewicz is committed to making a difference

Written By: Daniela Vivas Labrador | October 26, 2020
A UCF professor said she was motivated to find her calling after a dark period in her family. Kim Gryglewicz lost her first cousin, who she grew up with, to...

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