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BC Social Work Students Present at Grad Talks

APRIL 11, 2014

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work was proud to have four students selected to present at Grad Talks, Boston College’s version of TED Talks. On Wednesday, April 2nd, BC Social Work students Kevin McCarthy, Patricia Yu, Lynne Wanamaker, and Maeve Kennedy Gormly joined six other Boston College graduate students from across disciplines to present their topics of interest and expertise to a captivated audience.  Read more about BC Social Work's Grad Talks Presenters »

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Ruth McRoy Receives Two Honors as Child Advocate and Distinguished Alumna

APRIL 7, 2014

Donahue and DiFelice Professor of Social Work Ruth McRoy has been chosen to receive two honors: a Child Advocate of the Year Award by the North American Council on Adoptable Children and the 2014 Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumna Award presented by the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and its alumni organization, the Social Work Alumni Network.

A member of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work faculty since 2009, McRoy is a nationally recognized expert on adoption-related issues. Earlier this year McRoy was appointed to Governor Deval Patrick's Massachusetts Adoption Task Force. She has contributed her expertise to the federally funded AdoptUSKids project, leading a research team in studies on barriers to adoption and factors associated with successful special needs adoptions. McRoy now directs a team conducting a 10-year evaluation of AdoptUSKids.

"Throughout my social work career, I have been focused on trying to find ways to improve our child welfare system and most importantly, to improve outcomes for children and families," said McRoy. "Every child deserves a permanent family."  More about Ruth McRoy's Two Honors »

Events

Social Innovation Symposium

FEBRUARY 1, 2012
6:45–9 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

The Social Innovation Symposium will be a conversation among three social entrepreneurs working to bring social innovation to the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sectors:

  • Earl Phalen, CEO of Reach Out and Read; Founder of Summer Advantage USA; and Co-Founder and Former CEO of BELL
  • Jim Laughlin, Director of Communications for Life Is Good
  • Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools

See the event schedule

The symposium is a unique graduate and undergraduate collaboration sponsored by the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, Capstone, and the Institute for Liberal Arts.

Boston College undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to register by January 26, 2012, to margaret.dolan.2@bc.edu.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Berzin at stephanie.berzin@bc.edu.