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  • Hope Theory to Reduce Critical Incidents Among Soldiers

    Social Work Faculty member Ric Munoz recently visited, along with Human Relations professor and Assistant Dean Chan Hellman, US Army and Air Force base Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) just outside of Seattle. The purpose of the visit was to begin training military chaplains in the usage of hope theory to reduce critical incidents among soldiers, particularly suicide. Suicide has been linked to a sense of hopelessness, which is the perception that one's goals are unattainable, no matter the ...  Read More...

  • OU Represents at CSWE APM

    Our faculty will be presenting 13 times throughout the Council on Social Work Education's Annual Program Meeting this week. Special congratulations to faculty member Megan Gandy-Guedes and colleagues who will be presented with the 2016 Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) Scholarship Award for their paper "Impact of victimization, community climate, and community size on mental health of sexual and gender minority youth" at the LGBT Caucus...  Read More...

  • Faculty Update - Chloe Noyori-Corbett

    Dr. Noyori-Corbett attended the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Institute Summer School in Beijing, China, 1-13 August 2016, with the support of the OU Ed Cline Award for which she was selected by a faculty senate.  She gained knowledge about the techniques of measuring multidimensional poverty, based upon the well-known Alkire Foster method.   Read More...

  • USDA Awards OK Farmer's Market Coalition Multi-Year Grant

    In 2014, Professors Karen Gray and Ric Munoz began working with a coalition of farmers’ markets, activists, and the Community Service Council to expand “Double Up Oklahoma” (DUO). DUO doubles SNAP (food stamps) participants’ purchasing power for more locally grown, healthy fruits and vegetables by matching SNAP purchases at farmers’ markets (dollar for dollar up to $20 per visit). This is a win-win for small farms and SNAP recipients by bringing local produce to low-income tables.   Read More...

  • Drs. Noyori-Corbett & Moxley Named Humanities Fellows

    Drs. Noyori-Corbett and Moxley were selected as Humanities Fellows for the center's 2016-2017 theme "Outcasts and Outlands” and were awarded a grant to benefit their project called “From the Margins to the Mainstream: Myanmar Women’s Use of Art and Narrative to Portray Their Hopes for Successful Resettlement in a Southern American City.” This was the latest of several grants earmarked for the Myanmar Women Refugees project. Dr.   Read More...

  • Social Work Research

    In celebration of Arts and Sciences Week, Social Work will be hosting a table at CAS Research Day today in the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom. We've loved looking back over the year at all the quality research produced by our faculty. With implications at the local, state, national, and international levels and over $2.3 million in funding, we'll let the numbers do the talking.   Read More...

  • Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Art Display

    Last week Drs. McLeod and Natale worked to coordinate with the Girls Scouts of Western Oklahoma to bring an art show to the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work. Not your typical art show, the pieces in this project were all created by young women who are currently incarcerated by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs and are part of a therapeutic arts program to help the process how the trauma(s) of their lives have impacted them, and what they can do to alter their trajectories in as ...  Read More...

  • Avital Friedman and Haruv USA

      The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Avital Friedman, a visiting faculty member from Haruv USA. She is here to establish Haruv USA at OU-Tulsa, which is a partnership between the Haruv Institute in Israel, the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, and the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Haruv USA has a unique focus on comprehensive, interprofessional education, training and research in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.   Read More...

  • New Faculty

      We are so pleased to have Megan Gandy-Guedes join us as an Assistant Professor on the Norman campus. Dr. Gandy-Guedes' substantive area of interest is LGBTQ populations, focusing primarily on mental health and service use, faith communities and social support, and social justice issues.   Read More...

  • Student Research

       Research at the Zarrow School continues to be recognized nationally across disciplines. MSW graduate student Jedediah Bragg, a research assistant with the Center of Applied Research for Non-Profits at OU, recently presented research at the American Psychological Association's (APA) Annual Conference (2015) in Toronto. The research was conducted with Professor Ricky T.   Read More...