Dr. Mimi Abramovitz, the Bertha Capen Reynolds Professor of Social Policy at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, received the prestigious Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) at its Annual Program Meeting last week in Orlando.
The Silberman School of Social Work’s Professor Sarah-Jane (S.J.) Dodd has been awarded a cooperative agreement grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of a major NCI-funded collaboration announced this month between Hunter College and Temple University to reduce cancer-related health disparities in the New York-Philadelphia corridor.
Earlier this month in Porto, Portugal, Associate Dean Dr. Gary Mallon delivered a keynote address at the fifteenth annual international conference of the European Scientific Association on Residential and Family Care for Children and Adolescents (EUSARF). Speaking to 700 participants from 45 countries, Dr. Mallon’s talk was titled, “Let’s Get this Straight – We aren’t: Building Professional Competency Toward Working with LGBTQ Youth in Schools and Residential Settings.”
Faculty from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and two of Afghanistan’s leading universities, Kabul University and Herat University, came together in Cairo, Egypt last month for the third “Study Tour” of the Hunter College/Kabul University/Herat University Counseling Degree Partnership – a one-of-a-kind global partnership in social work education.
On Thursday, June 7, Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab hosted a special reception to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Mary M. Cavanaugh as Dean of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. A great many members of the Hunter College and Silberman School of Social Work community came together for this jubilant event, held at the Silberman campus in East Harlem.
This summer, hundreds of CUNY student volunteers will travel to Puerto Rico for two-week deployments with the CUNY Service Corps, as part of New York’s commitment to the island’s recovery and rebuilding efforts. Silberman School of Social Work student Sheila Gamarra was there June 17-30 with the first team of Service Corps members to begin this vital work.
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is proud to announce that Professor Willie Tolliver has received the 2018 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching for Full-Time Faculty from Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab. This distinguished annual award recognizes one full-time Hunter faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching capability, talent, and commitment to their students. Nominations for the award came from across the College.
Jama Shelton, Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, has been recognized as an emerging LGBTQ leader in New York by the widely respected media organization City & State.
Professor Shelton is one of 10 individuals on this year’s Pride “Watch List” – part of City & State’s annual recognition of “the most influential LGBTQ leaders in government relations, business, culture and social services.”
On Wednesday evening, April 25, the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College held our sixth annual Maria Rosenbloom Memorial Lecture: Lessons from the Holocaust for the 21st Century Refugee Crisis. The Rosenbloom Memorial Lecture Series honors the legacy of our former colleague Professor Maria Rosenbloom, an inestimable and fierce advocate for social justice who was committed to educating about the Holocaust as well as the experiences of refugees around the world.