News in 2012
Dr. Pruett Featured in New York Family Magazine
Dr. Marsha Kline Pruett and husband, Dr. Kyle Pruett, recently discussed their new book, "Partnership Parenting, in New York Family magazine:
"Co-parenting is working together as a team. It is not splitting things 50-50, it is not doing everything the same way, at the same time or always together. It is about being in a partnership. The fact that you each do some things better than the other allows you to each have a role that is sort of identifiable. So what the book says is you can learn to accept each other's contribution, appreciate it, value it, and even enjoy it."
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SSW Awarded Snooks Prize
The School for Social Work has been awarded the Snooks Prize from the Center of Clinical Social Work. This award is presented to the graduate school program whose students submitted the largest number of eligible papers in the annual Judith Holm Memorial Award of Excellence in Preparation for Clinical Practice competition. The Snooks Prize is intended to recognize excellence in preparing students for the practice of the profession of clinical social work.
Dr. Mary Hall Honored at Retirement Symposium
On Friday, June 15, Smith College School for Social Work celebrated the retirement of Dr. Mary Hall with a symposium in her honor. Dr. Alan H. Goodman, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Biological Anthropology at Hampshire College delivered a lecture entitled Race is a Verb: From Race-as-Explanation to the Health Consequences of Race and Racism to commemorate the occasion.
The lecture was followed by a reception for family, friends, faculty, and other guests in the lobby of Wright Hall. Dean Jacobs moderated the procession, while special guests Dr. Jeane Anastas, President of NASW, and Professors Emeritus Roger Miller and Gerry Schamess spoke in acknowledgement of Dr. Hall's accomplishments.
SSW Faculty Receive NASW Honors
Mary Hall, professor of social work, and Joan Lesser, adjunct associate professor of social work, both received honors from the National Association of Social Work (NASW), Massachusetts Chapter. Hall was given an award for Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education while Lesser was honored for Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice. The social work faculty members will be feted during the association's annual awards celebration on March 29, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, along with other award winners. The NASW is the largest organization in the world for professional social workers, with 145,000 members.
News in 2011
Curriculum Day 2011
In late October, members of the Curriculum Committee and the resident Smith SSW faculty met in Northampton for Curriculum Day. After reading student feedback from Smith Speaks, informal conversations and reading all the course evaluations- the committee integrated student voices and themes from feedback to the position paper which influenced the theme of the meeting. Learn more: Curriculum Day Summary (PDF)
Wendy Sherman, MSW '71, for Key White House Post
White House Press Release, July 1, 2011
President Obama recently announced his intention to nominate Smith alumna Wendy R. Sherman, MSW '71, for the position of Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State. Sherman is the vice chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and is also a member of the Investment Committee of Albright Capital Management.
Sun Jounal, April 1, 2011
Carolyn Jacobs, dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft professor at Smith College, School for Social Work, will discuss spirituality and end-of-life care at the Hospice Foundation of America’s 18th annual teleconference Wednesday, April 13.
The Post Standard, February 11, 2011
Smith alumna Maxine Summerhill Thompson MSW '76 has been promoted to assistant vice president for diversity and inclusion at Upstate Medical University.
Rancho Sante Fe Review, January 20, 2011
Amy Bloom MSW '78 compares the job of writing short stories, her favorite medium, to that of being a cat burglar, “in and out in a relatively short time...to accomplish something shocking — and lasting — without throwing around the furniture.” Her latest book is “Where the God of Love Hangs Out.”
The Republican, January 5, 2011
Dora B. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of the Pioneer Valley and an adjunct professor with the Smith College School for Social Work, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. observance at Holyoke Community College.