Newsroom University of Denver (GSSW)
2017
August
18,
2017
Some college students reward themselves for graduation, whether it be a car, trip or some well-deserved time off. But if you’re Ann Obermann (PhD ’17), you keep it simple by getting a cat. Obermann, who is earning her doctorate in social work ...
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August
17,
2017
Growing up, it’s important for children to have a mentor and support system in place to be a positive influence on their life. For some kids it might be a parent, a teacher, or even a coach. However, for many kids in Denver’s public housing neighborh...
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June
30,
2017
Candi CdeBaca (BS ’09, sociology; MSW ’09, social work) is co-founder and executive director of Project VOYCE, a nonprofit that mobilizes and trains Denver youth to work on problems in their schools and communities. Her goal is to prepare kids from D...
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June
27,
2017
For college students, Friday nights are often reserved for socializing. But on the evening of May 5, dozens of University of Denver students spent their Friday trying to solve the problem of homelessness. They were participants in the Universi...
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May
19,
2017
As a first-generation student, the daughter of immigrants and an immigrant herself, Yesenia Arreola didn’t have many preconceived notions about how higher education could influence her own life, let alone the lives of others. Arreola, who will gradua...
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May
17,
2017
For the third consecutive year, the University of Denver will host One Day for DU, a 24-hour crowdfunding initiative in which students, faculty, alumni, parents and other supporters of DU can make contributions to various projects. The event is s...
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May
16,
2017
Stacey Freedenthal is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Social Work. She has taught at the University of Denver since 2005. Freedenthal is a clinical practice specialist whose research focuses on suicide prevention and help-seeking amo...
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2016
October
31,
2016
It might not be the typical backdrop for a discussion about the election, but Denver’s Great Divide Brewery was the place to be last week for an open talk about politics, civic engagement and the current election season. “I am going to vote,” Ike ...
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October
19,
2016
The final presidential debate is tonight, and the election is less than three weeks away. In the meantime, University of Denver faculty, staff and students are capitalizing on the national and local issues with a variety of events and educational opp...
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October
19,
2016
Regan Linton, who received a master’s degree from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2010, made theater history this fall when she became the first person in a wheelchair to be named artistic director of a major U.S. theater company. And it ma...
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October
14,
2016
The population of adults who are 65 and older in the United States is rapidly growing. The U.S. Census Bureau says this segment makes up nearly 15 percent of the total population, an increase of 2 percent from 2010. “Directly impacted by the aging...
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October
05,
2016
Chancellor Rebecca Chopp’s message to the DU community during this year’s State of the University address was simple: Through ethical leadership we all can build a community where people thrive. Chopp addressed over 700 faculty and staff inside Ha...
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September
13,
2016
In November, Colorado voters will be asked whether the minimum wage in the state should be raised to $12 an hour. Currently, Colorado’s minimum wage is $8.31 an hour. If approved, Amendment 70 would raise the minimum wage in increments until it r...
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September
08,
2016
The Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation is honoring two University of Denver alums at its annual Raising the Bar Awards gala on Thursday, Sept 8. The non-profit organization honors women in the legal field who are doing outstanding work i...
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August
31,
2016
“I want people to think of social work as social change,” says Amanda Moore McBride, who on July 1 began her new position as dean of DU’s Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW). “All too often, social work is misconstrued as ‘charity,’ when in fact we...
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August
29,
2016
The Bridge Project will host its 25th anniversary gala Sept. 17 at the University of Denver’s Driscoll Green. “Wine, Stein and Dine” is the project’s largest fundraiser of the year and will feature live entertainment, a fall-themed dinner, craft ...
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July
25,
2016
Beginning in January, the Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) will make its nationally top-ranked education accessible to prospective students, regardless of where they live. With the launch of the school’s new online Master of Social Work (MSW) pr...
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