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BC Social Work Students Visit Italy to Study Immigrant Integration

SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

Over the past few years, Italy has surpassed Greece as the principal gateway for undocumented immigration into the European Union. In fact, a recent report from EU border agency Frontex found that during the first quarter of 2014, half of the entire continent's detected illegal border crossings came through the Italian seacoast.

It's no accident, then, that this July, Boston College School of Social Work Associate Professor Westy Egmont convened a cohort of 13 BC Social Work graduate students in four Italian cities, as part of a course designed to tackle the challenges of immigrant integration. "Italy is the Texas/Arizona of Europe, in that it bears a disproportionate level of responsibility for the continent's undocumented," explains Egmont. "Currently, the country is host to 13 migrant camps, and large flows of irregular migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. There are, of course, a variety of agencies serving these populations, and we were fortunate to learn from several of them during our time in Italy."  More about the students' visit to Italy to study immigrant integration »

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Erika Sabbath Earns Major CDC Grant

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Assistant Professor Erika Sabbath, who recently joined Boston College School of Social Work, has been awarded a major grant for research into the economic and health effects of psychosocial workplace exposures.

According to a report in the Boston College Chronicle, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant is part of a program designed to support early-career scholars. Sabbath is the first BC Social Work professor to receive such a grant.  More about Erika Sabbath's grant award »

Events

Boston College Multidisciplinary PhD Research Day

MARCH 16, 2012
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

This conference is a collaborative effort highlighting doctoral student research in the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Lynch School of Education, and William F. Connell School of Nursing. Awards will be given for the best paper and poster presentations based on review by an interdisciplinary committee of academics.

The keynote speaker will be Holly Schindler, PhD, Lynch School of Education doctoral program graduate and postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child.

There is no charge to attend, but registration below is requested.

View photos from the 2011 event »

Agenda

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15–10:15 a.m. Paper Session
10:30–11:30 a.m. Poster Sessions
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  
Lunch
12:00–1:00 p.m. Keynote Address
   

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