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Creating Community

May 18, 2017

On May 17, the School for Social Work hosted a first-of-its-kind conference on welcoming and effectively serving refugees and immigrants.

Read & Watch: Building Together: Creating A Welcoming Community for Refugees & Immigrants
Daily Hapshire Gazette Coverage: Ways to support immigrants, refugees aired at Smith College conference
MassLive Articles: Smith College to host conference on refugees, Smith Professor Hopes to Build on 'Resilience' of Refugees
Read more: Building Together Conference Overview, Detailed Conference Itinerary

A Call for Justice for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children

April 24, 2017

In her latest article in the Huffington Post, SSW adjunct instructor Crystal Hayes reflects on growing up with her father in prison and the problem of mass incarceration. 

Read more: Hallmark Doesn't Make the Birthday Card I Need


Kimberlyn Leary to Deliver 2017 SSW Commencement Address

April 4, 2017

On August 18, SSW graduates will hear from keynote speaker Kimberlyn Leary, a professor at Harvard Medical School who advised the Obama White House on improving life outcomes for women and girls of color.

Read more: 2017 Commencement Speaker Kimberlyn Leary


Dean Emerita Carolyn Jacobs to Deliver Elms College Commencement Address

March 30, 2017

Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, a SSW professor for 34 years and dean for 14, will speak to graduates of Elms College this May.  “I hope that the Class of 2017 will engage in lifelong learning, continue to explore their spiritual development and actively commit to serving others,” says Jacobs.

Read: Elms College selects social work professor Carolyn Jacobs as commencement speaker



Professor Hannah Karpman Published in Midwifery

March 28, 2017

After two years of extensive research, which examined online peer support for queer mothers, Professor Karpman, Emily Ruppel '18, Mallory Merryman '15 & Carolyn Delk '03 saw their work published in renowned journal Midwifery on March 1, 2017. 

Read the Research [PDF]: Online maternity information seeking among lesbian, bisexual, and queer women
Daily Hampshire Gazette articleSmith researchers’ findings published in Midwifery journal


Faculty Urge Colleagues to be "hyper-vigilant" as GOP Repeals ACA

February 20, 2017

In the fifth in their series of post-election op-eds, Professors Josh Miller, Hannah Karpman and Adjunct Professor Crystal Hayes present reasons why repealing "Obamacare" is cause for concern and suggest ways fellow social workers can act. 

Read the op-ed: Huffington Post


Protecting & Supporting All Members of Our Community

February 7, 2017

President McCartney outlines actions the College will take in response to the Trump administration's immigration ban.

Read: President McCartney's letter to the community