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SSW Sponsors DACA Action Panel 

April 3, 2018

With the rescinding of DACA, thousands of college and university students, including some students at Smith, face uncertain futures. Funded by one of Kathleen McCartney's Presidential Innovation Challenge grants, SSW Professor Josh Miller hosted a two-day event that explored how to best support undocumented students and their allies. 

Read about the Action Panel.


Smith Among Top 20 M.S.W. Programs in Nation

March 20, 2018

Best grad schools iconSmith College School for Social Work ranked #17 on U.S. News & World Reports 2018 Best Social Work Programs survey. The survey compared 251 M.S.W. programs in the United States, and relied on the input from the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work.


Panel Discussion on Postpartum Depression

March 15, 2018

Panel discussion with Smith SSW professors and Smith College alumnae.Dean Yoshioka and Professor Peggy O'Neill joined Smith College alumnae Sara Haines, co-host of The View, and Dr. Catherine Birndorf for a panel discussion on experiences and issues surrounding postpartum depression.

The event, held March 10 in New York City, was co-hosted by the Smith College Office of Alumnae Relations.


Sonya Renee Taylor to Deliver 2018 Commencement Address

March 9, 2018

Sonya Renee TaylorPoet, activist and leader Sonya Renee Taylor will deliver the Smith SSW commencement address on August 17, 2018. Taylor is the author of The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love and founder of an international movement and organization focused on radical self-love and body empowerment.

More Information on Sonya Renee Taylor


Joanne Corbin to Speak at Bill Lane Social Work Disaster Response Conference

March 7, 2018

Professor Joanne CorbinProfessor Joanne Corbin will speak at the upcoming Bill Lane Social Work Disaster Response Conference, being held March 22, 2018, in New York City. This is a free program, with CEUs available for New York licensed social workers. Professor Corbin will speak about Children and Families Affected by Armed Conflict: Intersections of cultural and clinical practice.

More Information and Registration: 2018 Bill Lane Social Work Disaster Response Conference Flyer


InDepth Magazine Honored for Creative Excellence

February 5, 2018

Smith College School for Social Work's InDepth Magazine has received a 2018 Silver Award for Creative Excellence from CASE District I. The organization for higher education professionals annually bestows its Excellence Awards on individuals and schools doing innovative work in the fields of special events, fundraising, stewardship, volunteer engagement, alumni relations, student alumni initiatives, advancement services and communications. 

Dean Yoshioka Involved in Northampton Human Rights Campaign

January 2, 2018

Smith College School for Social Work Dean Marianne Yoshioka joined members of the Human Rights Commission, Mayor David Narkewicz and Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan on Human Rights Day to launch a campaign to support human dignity and the culture of civility. 

Daily Hampshire Gazette: Northampton extends human dignity campaign