Technology is everywhere. You see the ubiquitous iPad, smart phone, or tablet in the hands of the five year-old in his car seat, the 15-year-old texting friends and the 35 year-old keeping up with the office while vacationing. In an innovative project, professor Namkee Choi is taking advantage of the widespread availability of technology to […]
Fall 2013 issue
Texas leads the nation in executions. Minnesota has no death penalty. Professor Marilyn Armour, from UT Austin School of Social Work, and professor Mark Umbreit, from the University of Minnesota, teamed up to find out something no one had ever looked at before: what the death penalty does for the murder victims’ families.
Food access is an issue dear to Max Elliott (MSSW ’12). He is executive director and co-founder of Urban Roots, an Austin nonprofit that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy foods. During the spring and summer months, East Austin high-school students receive paid internships to work […]
By Catherine Cubbin We know that conditions within our homes are important for our health. We might be less aware of the fact that neighborhood conditions can also have major health effects. Neighborhood environments can be overtly hazardous— for example, polluted or crime-ridden. They also can severely limit the choices and resources available to individuals. […]
Founded and run by professor Michel Lauderdale, the Longhorn Leaders program engages students at The University of Texas at Austin to work with at-risk middle school students, helping them to stay out of trouble and stay in school. As the program marked its 10th year this past April, it received commendations from the Texas Legislature, the […]
Susan Milam’s distinguished social work career has included positions with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas Medicaid Managed Care program, and the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Service. Since 2009, she has been the Director of Government Affairs of the National Association of Social Workers, Texas chapter (NAWS-TX). Throughout her career, Milam […]
Endowments: Clay and Norma Leben, Cole William Adams, Jean Avera and Bonnie Bain; Why I Give: Susan Woessner