Experience Social Work

Mexico Trip Blog Site

I am both excited and nervous to head over to Puebla in a few days!! Here is where the Latino Certificate students will be posting about our trip experience. Feel free to read along :) Filed under: Uncategorized

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Summer in Denver

One of my primary motivations for relocating from California to Colorado was to experience a winter season in the Rockies. I’ve been a snowboarder for as long as I can remember, and I finally felt in a place where I could relinquish my love for the Sierras to a range ...

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GSSW Deans and Directors Series: Leverne McCummings, 5th GSSW Dean, 1978-1985

LEVERNE MCCUMMINGS (1932-) 5TH GSSW Dean, 1978-1985 The first person of color to serve as director or dean of GSSW. The first African American to serve as a graduate dean at the University of Denver. LeVerne McCummings was born and raised in South Carolina, attending segregated elementary and secondary schools in Marion County. ...

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4th GSSW Dean – Kenneth W. Kindelsperger (1914-2000)

KENNETH W. KINDELSPERGER (1914-2000) 4th GSSW Dean (1971-1978) Interim Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1978-1979) Acting Dean, Colorado Women’s College, 1980-82 (supervising its merger with DU) Recipient, Outstanding Service to the University of Denver Award, 1986 Ken Kindelsperger was born in Galesberg, Illinois. Ken received a B.S. and M.S. degree in social group work from George ...

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18th Chancellor for the University of Denver named

Dr. Rebecca Chopp 18th Chancellor University of Denver Photo courtesy of: University of Denver   The University of Denver announced today, June 12, 2014 that the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver is Dr. Rebecca Chopp. Dr. Chopp comes to DU from from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where she has served as President since ...

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MSW student fights stigma around mental illness

Photo courtesy of: Andrew Steward   Current MSW student Andrew Steward is helping to fight the stigma around mental illness in unique ways. Originally coming to DU as a music student, and graduating with his Bachelors in Music Steward is going to graduate this week from the Graduate School of Social Work with ...

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Honoring Sand Creek, Healing from Legacies of Historical Trauma

Ramona Beltrán, PhD (University of Washington), is assistant professor in the DU Graduate School of Social Work, whose scholarship focuses on the intersections of historical trauma, embodiment, and environmental/social determinants of health as they affect health and risk behaviors in indigenous communities. She is particularly interested in centering cultural ...

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Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site GSSW visit

GSSW’s Historical Trauma and Healing class recently took a field trip to the San Creek Massacre Memorial Site on Wednesday, May 14. The tour of the site was led by Jeff Campbell with the National Park Service, Sand Creek National Historical Site.Filed under: Academics, Classroom Experience, community organizing, ...

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GSSW Deans and Directors Series: Emil M. Sunley – 3rd GSSW Director/1st Dean

EMIL M. SUNLEY (“Sun”) (1906-1977) 3rd GSSW Director/Dean (1947-1971) Dean Emeritus NASW Foundation Social Work Pioneer Following college, Sunley worked at the United Charities of St. Paul, MN, and eventually was promoted to Assistant Secretary. Later, he was appointed to a teaching position with the Department of Social Administration, State University of Iowa while also earning ...

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MSW students release a book with Assitant Professor Ramona Beltran: Entitled J(our)ney: Genpowerment

MSW Students Publish Empowerment Anthology MSW students in Assistant Professor Ramona Beltrán’s winter quarter course, “Empowerment Practice with Diverse Communities,” didn’t just read books to complete their assignments. They wrote one themselves. Now their book is attracting national attention as a resource for students in other universities’ social work programs. Entitled J(our)ney: ...

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