From June 15 through June 18, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College hosted the 16th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, led by Associate Professor Michael Lewis in collaboration with the U.S. Basic Income Network, Basic Income Canada, Basic Income NYC and the Economic Security Project.
We have just concluded an outstanding academic year at the Silberman School of Social Work! I am very grateful for – and inspired by – all of your dedicated work, talent, and commitment to our School community throughout the year. The past month has been particularly exciting, with many notable events and achievements to celebrate. I am so very pleased to share some recent highlights with you all:
On Tuesday, May 30, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College proudly graduated its Class of Spring 2017 in a stirring Recognition Ceremony at Hunter’s historic Assembly Hall.
A record-setting 443 graduates took part in the ceremony. They represented Silberman’s Two-Year Full-Time, One Year Residency (work-study), Accelerated and Advanced Standing programs; two dual-degree programs; three Practice Methods; and five Field of Practice Specializations.
The Silberman School of Social Work warmly congratulates our colleague Leora Shudofsky, who has received a Hunter College Presidential Award for Excellence – The Cecile B. Insdorf Award for Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty.
Leora has been a valued member of the Hunter College social work community for nearly a decade, as the Co-Director of PROVE: Project for Return and Opportunity in Veteran’s Education and a part-time faculty member.
Carrying on the Silberman School of Social Work’s tradition of cross-cultural engagement, second-year Clinical Practice MSW student Heather Armijo has received the Fulbright English Teaching Award to teach college-level English in Colombia. A hallmark of the Fulbright Foundation’s travel scholarship portfolio, this prestigious award places Americans in school settings around the world, where they help teach English and facilitate cultural exchange.
For Heather, the award presents a unique chance to strengthen her capacity as a globally engaged social worker.
On Monday, May 8, second-year Clinical Practice MSW student Bess Abrahams was given the distinction of representing Silberman at the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Ninth Annual Social Work Student Night. She delivered a poster and oral presentation on original research she conducted with a team of colleagues, which was recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Pain, titled “A Randomized Trial of Yoga for Children Hospitalized with Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis.”
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (SSSW) is pleased to announce that it will host the 16th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, June 15 – June 18, 2017. There is no fee to attend the Congress; however, attendees are kindly asked to register in advance. Please click here to find out more and register.
The Silberman School of Social Work proudly recognizes Rachel Chernick, LCSW, a doctoral candidate in the Silberman-CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in Social Welfare, for receiving this year’s Anne Rosen Noran Dissertation Award. This prestigious award will support her toward completion of her dissertation.
On Saturday, March 4, the Silberman School of Social Work (SSSW) hosted the Disabilities Initiatives Roundtable at its East Harlem campus, bringing together more than two dozen disability experts and advocates from the United States and Russia.
On March 31, Associate Professor Samuel R. Aymer joined colleagues Mark Christian (African & African-American Studies, Lehman College) and Stanley Thangaraj (Anthropology, City College) for a Conversation with Male Faculty of Color at the CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2017. He discussed the unique challenges and opportunities that male faculty of color experience as they educate today’s CUNY students, and received a wonderful reception.