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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 »

GSSW in the News
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 »

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PhD Online Information Session

PhD Online Information Session

OCTOBER 1, 2013
5:00–6:00 p.m.
Please contact Brenda Vitale at brenda.vitale@bc.edu to RSVP by September 26, 2013, or to learn the date of the next Online Information Session.

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites you to participate in our interactive Online Information Sessions, held periodically throughout the year, to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions regarding:

  • the application process
  • curriculum and coursework overview
  • financial assistance and fellowships
  • faculty interest and research collaboration opportunities
  • current student research projects
  • how students balance study, work, and personal life

Please RSVP by September 26, 2013 to Brenda Vitale at brenda.vitale@bc.edu.