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Social Work Spotlight

  • Humanities Forum Fellows, Chloe Noyorei-Corbett & David Moxley, Outcast and Outlands, 2016- 2017

    With over 270,000 of the stateless Muslim minority, the Rohingya, fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar in recent weeks, the work of OU Social Work faculty Chie Noyori-Corbett and David Moxley (Forum Fellows for the “Outcasts & Outlands” theme of 2016-2017) has never been more relevant. This film explains their project on Rohingya women refugees from Myanmar who are residing in the Vickery Meadow resettlement community in Dallas, Texas: https://youtu.be/OryWkVOCiZU. Chie and David’s important project has helped bring about a member-responsive resettlement support system in which the refugees and their families create art projects, articulate their values for mentoring and support in the US, and explain what’s needed for a new community center. Chie, who was awarded the Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work’s Faculty of the Year award for 2017, is also a recent recipient of a Department of State “Diplomacy Lab” grant for her work on this project. And we wish David well as he commences his directorship of the School of Social Work at the University of Alaska Anchorage!

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  • Zarrow Mental Health Symposium Presentations

      Zarrow School social work students were well represented as presenters at the recent Zarrow Mental Health Symposium 2015.  Graduate research assistants Kathleen Quinton, Knee Scholar, Jedediah Bragg, Center for the Applied Research for Non-Profits, and Kara Brunk, Knee Scholar, (not pictured) were all co-authors of research presented at the symposium. Pictured also is recent OU PhD graduate Kendra Burnside, LCSW, who presented along side Zarrow School graduate assistant scholars...  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...

  • Alumni Update - Velvet Brown

       Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” and that seated value of giving for me was found in the Administration and Community Practice program at OU. The program represented everything I desired to do with my life; to be a “Servant Leader” for larger groups, organizations and communities. The education and knowledge I gained through the program provided the tools needed to develop and organize Supporters of Families with Sickle Ce...  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...

  • OU-SBIRT Collaborative Grant

    We are very pleased to announce that the Center for Social Work in Health Care has been awarded with a very large, three year grant from SAHMSA. Terrie Fritz is the PI and the grant includes SW faculty Christina Miller & Ric Munoz as well as other interdisciplinary partners. It includes funds in the amount of about $312,000 annually for three years for a grant total of almost $1 million dollars.   Read More...

  • Field Education Faculty Liaison

    The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is pleased to announce a new position on both campuses. The Field Education Faculty Liaison will serve as the primary link between the student, their practicum, and the school. They liaisons have responsibility for maintaining a continuing relationship with the student who is in placement, the practicum setting, and the field instructor. Liaisons offer field education program articulation and consultation to Field instructors and practicum sit...  Read More...

  • Oklahoma Policy Institute Summer Policy Institute

      According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute, the goal of the Summer Policy Institute is to "bring together more than 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for an exciting and stimulating four-day learning experience. SPI offers participants a unique opportunity to become better informed about vital Oklahoma policy issues, network with fellow students and leaders, and prepare for their future studies and work in policy-related fields." The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of S...  Read More...

  • Vilona P. Cutler - NASW Pioneer

    Vilona P. Cutler has been selected as a member of the NASW Social Work Pioneers. Her selection highlights her accomplishments and outstanding contribution to the social work profession.   Read More...

  • Social Work with American Indians

      The Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work is excited to add a new certificate program to our offerings. Students can now get a graduate certificate in Social Work with American Indians. This certificate program is 15 hours with three core courses (3 hours each) and 6 hours selected from within Social Work or Native American Studies with approval.   Read More...

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