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Wurzweiler Professor Dr. Gary Stein Co-Directs National Palliative Social Work Conference

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The 2nd annual Social Work Hospice & Palliative Care Network (SWHPN) General Assembly convened 300 social workers and other health care professionals to share innovations and opportunities in psychosocial care.  The Assembly, held March 10-11, 2014 in San Diego, featured approximately 90 plenary, symposium, workshop, breakout, and poster presentations from across the nation and abroad. […]

Wurzweiler Alumni Spotlight: Esteban Ramos, MSW

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Most recently, Social Worker and 2008 Wurzweiler Master of Social Work graduate Esteban Ramos co-authored a recently published article and was featured in the first three pages of chapter 5 of the book “Everyone Leads:  Building Leadership from the Community Up”, by Paul Schmitz.  He also attended the SOMOS El Futuro conferences opening reception, held at […]

Wurzweiler Alumna “Rides Away” the Stigma of Mental Health and Illness

Monday, March 24th, 2014

One mile at a time, she is trying to spread the word. She is a social worker turned cyclist. Danielle Berman, an MSW graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social Work,  founded Ride Away Stigma to honor her late father, who committed suicide in 1999. . “It is my mission to encourage open discussion on mental […]

WSSW Alumna in Reuters Article About Financial Burdens on Female Caregivers

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Wurzweiler School of Social Work alumna Judy Strauss, LMSW, PhD, was recently quoted in a Reuters article “Financial ‘Vicious Cycle’ Traps Poor Women Caregivers”, calling upon her experience studying women providing care to loved ones. “Women need to give themselves the space to give themselves support – as in counseling, caregiving groups or setting up […]

Wurzweiler Alumna Susan Greenbaum Named Executive Director for Jewish Family Service

Monday, March 17th, 2014

From March 14, 2014 edition of “Community Service” by Joanne Palmer There are times when a person’s background, training, aptitude, and passion —in fact, her entire life — make her a perfect fit for a job. And there is a time when an agency has to reevaluate, reorient, and perhaps even reinvent itself. When the […]

Wurzweiler Student Temimah Zucker on and Interviewed on NBC for News Story on Eating Disorders

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

  Wurzweiler School of Social Work MSW student Temimah Zucker was recently interviewed as an expert for a story about Eating Disorders on NBC News. She is also featured on the guest blog, and will be featured in the April edition of Glamour Magazine as one of five “Recovered” women. The NBC story by […]

Wurzweiler Alumna Shares Experience of Hosting “Ethics in Social Work” Workshop by Professor Emeritus Dr. Norman Linzer

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

To bring in 2014 Social Work Month, JCC of Greater Coney Island hosts an Interactive Ethics seminar with Professor Emeritus Norman Linzer, PhD, at the Jewish Community Relations Council in NYC As a proud Wurzeiler School of Social Work Alumna, and now working for Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI), where I am […]

Wurzweiler Professor Dr. Jonathan Fast Reveals “A Buried Memory Unearthed by Sandy Hook Shootings”

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Greenwich Times and other Connecticut papers in the syndicate recently published an article by Dr. Jonathan Fast, who is an expert on the subject of   shame and bullying and the author of  the book “Ceremonial Violence,” which provides an analysis of a dozen school shootings. Below is an excerpt, and the entire article can […]

Wurzweiler Graduate Honored as a Yeshiva University “Point of Light”

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

At the 2013 Yeshiva University Hanukkah Dinner, President Richard M. Joel recognized eight Points of Light—students, faculty and alumni who embody the mission of YU—calling each one up to light a symbolic candle on the menorah. Savyon Lang, a hard-of-hearing graduate of YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, was recognized for her determination not only […]

Two Wurzweiler Graduates Receive High Honors In Same Month

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

December has proven to be a testament to the quality of social workers Wurzweiler School of Social Work produces. The month holds high honors for two Wurzweiler MSW alumni who will both be recognized at high profile events in New York City, Elisheva Lock (2010) and Marleen Litt (2002). On December 5th,  Elisheva Lock received […]