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Dear Colleagues, On February 7th and 8th, the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare hosted a site visit from the Council on Social Work Education, our accrediting body.  The reaccreditation process occurs every eight years, requiring the writing of a document which carefully assesses our processes and learning outcomes with students, our mission and goals, curriculum, admissions and student services, faculty, administration and resources, and diversity.   The document is then read by the Commission on Accreditation, who give guidance to the site visitors about the areas that need further exploration.  Following the visit, the site visitors submit their report to…

Asad Moughal ’19 has dreamed of working at Google for as long as he can remember.  Thanks to the Stony Brook Career Center, he’s now taken steps toward achieving that goal. “I was able to connect with three alumni, all of whom had amazing things to say about everything from resume advice to interview preparation,” Asad said. “Best of all, I was able to connect with an alum who works at Google, which is a dream employer of mine, and this alumnus was more than open to sharing her experience and advice.” Asad, a marketing intern for the Career Center and…

Representatives from the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare travelled to Washington, DC, at the end of November to advocate for the school’s priorities. Jacqueline B. Mondros, Dean and Assistant Vice President for Social Determinants of Health for the School of Social Welfare, along with Professor Michelle S. Ballan and Professor George S. Leibowitz met with Congressman Peter King, Congressman Tom Suozzi, and the higher education policy staff of Leader Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Zeldin and Congresswoman Rice. “It was extremely interesting to have the opportunity to speak with the Congressional staff members and to hear their comments and perspectives,” said…

Dear Colleagues, Despite its advantages, I commonly dislike jargon.  True, it promotes understanding among those who share a common language.  Far too often, however, jargon is shorthand replacing the complexity and detail required for shared conversation and deeper understanding.  Worse, it is often an instrument to separate insiders from outsiders, to give the impression of moral or intellectual superiority, or to confuse and obfuscate communication.  Think of your interactions with uncommunicative medical or legal personnel and you’ll have some idea about the frustrations and limitations of jargon. Yet there is one word in current usage of which I am quite…

A $1.8 million four-year grant will assist the Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare, in collaboration with the School of Nursing, in expanding the delivery of behavioral health screening, brief intervention, and referral to underserved populations within Suffolk County, NY. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant integrates the education and training of social work and nursing graduate students and is designed to expand the existing services at selected Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) sites and regional mental health agencies. The grant enables two Stony Brook University Health Sciences schools to continue to solidify interdisciplinary partnerships on…

On September 19 and 20, The School of Social Welfare Alumni Board joined the campus community to celebrate Dr. Frances Brisbane’s long tenure and profound impact as professor, mentor and leader of the Stony Brook School of Social Welfare upon her retirement as School Dean. The weekend included a celebratory reception on Saturday and a lecture by Dr. Brisbane on Sunday. Click here to view photos from the event. To thank Dr. Brisbane for her contribution to the Stony Brook Community, donate to the Frances L. Brisbane Endowed Fund for Leadership and Justice.

The Stony Brook School of Social Welfare Alumni Board cordially invites you to join us for a weekend-long celebration honoring Dr. Frances Brisbane upon her retirement as Dean of the School of Social Welfare. Saturday, September 19, 2015 Celebratory Reception 1 PM to 5 PM Stony Brook University Student Activities Center (SAC), Ballroom A Sunday, September 20, 2015 Lecture by Dean Brisbane 9:30 AM to 11 AM Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 3 Register Here! Deadline is Monday, September 15. Reception is $55 per person for alumni. Sunday morning’s lecture is free. To send pictures and well-wishes to…