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Conversations, Culture Sharing Are What Heritage Month is All About

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Hispanic-Latino Association President Carina Villarreal said she celebrates her heritage daily in the way she lives.

September 15, 2021

Addressing the Opioid Crisis: What Does Alabama Need?

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Alabamians face many structural barriers to treatment of opioid addiction, such as access and transportation to treatment facilities as well as hostile attitudes among the public and family members to addiction, according to research...

August 23, 2021

UA Leading Effort to Increase Vaccinations in Rural Alabama

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In a partnership with community organizations, The University of Alabama is spearheading a project to get 70% of eligible people in the state’s Black Belt vaccinated against COVID-19 over the next year.

August 12, 2021

Chatbots for Dementia Patients and Caregivers Need More Work

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Systematic review of apps finds need for evidence-based chatbots that have undergone end user evaluation.

June 23, 2021

Fueled by Experience, Social Work Student Now Advocates for Others

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Destiny McFall broke through all the depressing statistics that weigh on children brought up through the foster care system to graduate with a master’s degree in social work.

April 23, 2021

Perfectionism Reaps High Rewards, But Can Also Bring Much Pain

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Though perfectionism has helped many high achievers and people with Type A personalities climb to the top of their class, work, sport, or other fields, it also has many downsides that have to be...

March 25, 2021

Social Work Professor Named Distinguished Research Professor

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Fewer than 10 faculty members in the University’s history have been honored with the appointment.

March 16, 2021

Social Work Students Work to End Child Hunger

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UA social work students are working on a new online database that connects Alabama families in crisis with food resources in their communities.

March 8, 2021

Experienced Leader Chosen to Head UA School of Social Work

Doctor Schnavia Smith Hatcher, dean of the UA School of Social Work

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher has been selected to lead The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work as dean beginning Aug. 1, 2021.

December 18, 2020

MSW Student Inspired by Courses to Run for City Council, Wins Seat

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Holly Barnett decided to go back to school to advance her career. Little did she know where it would lead her.

December 3, 2020

Finalists for Dean of Social Work to Meet Campus Nov. 9-12

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Candidates will engage with student, staff and faculty groups and make a Zoom presentation to the campus community from 9-10 a.m. CST each day.

November 5, 2020

UA Team to Build Opioid Prevention, Recovery Network in State

A University of Alabama-led team of researchers is ready to implement a robust opioid prevention, treatment and recovery network in the state.

September 4, 2020

UA Researcher’s Tech-Focused Dementia Care Projects Funded

A female social worker and an elderly woman use a tablet device to communicate with one another.

A University of Alabama social work researcher's work in advancing technology to improve dementia care receives boost from NIA, NSF.

August 31, 2020

UA Kick-Starts Six Projects Related to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

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Six projects designed to deepen understanding of the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics and positively influence society will receive seed funding from The University of Alabama.

May 28, 2020

UA Researchers to Develop Mental Health Training for Police

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Law enforcement officers throughout Tuscaloosa County will soon be better equipped to interact with citizens with serious mental illness and substance abuse.

May 18, 2020