Art, community building and change in Mart, Texas.
When AMY THOMPSON was an undergrad in international studies, her Spanish professor assigned a news article from the Texas-Mexico border on the detention of migrant children in U.S. federal prisons. After reading that many unaccompanied children were detained indefinitely alongside criminal adults, she realized that her work in children’s advocacy would be back home in […]
Research shows that only 29 percent of Texans under the age of 6 have had a developmental screening and that the majority (58 percent) of 3- and 4-year-olds in the state are not involved in early education, which improves school readiness and reduces the negative impacts of poverty. Social work researchers at the Texas Institute […]
Operation Naloxone is the recipient of the 2018 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award for Courageous Service. Operation Naloxone is a partnership among the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, the College of Pharmacy and the Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative. The award is in recognition of its efforts to obtain and distribute the life-saving overdose […]
Religious beliefs are supposed to protect people from suicidal thoughts and behaviors. However, in a recent study professor Susan De Luca and colleagues have found that the opposite may be happening for young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or are unsure of their sexual orientation. Results from the study, which drew from surveys […]
Our faculty really go the extra mile for students… even if it’s a mile skydiving down! Doctoral student David Snowden, who is also an active duty captain in the Air Force, had a singular request in his dissertation proposal: he asked the members of his committee to skydive with him after his dissertation defense. The […]