SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites you to participate in an interactive PhD Information Session Webinar to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions. This session will be facilitated by the Program Director, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, and by current Boston College PhD students. More about the PhD Information Session Webinar »
SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus
A conversation about race and justice for First Year Field students and faculty with agency leaders, followed by Field Education Orientation for all students scheduled to begin their First Year Internship in September. More about Diversity + Field Education Day »
JANUARY 21, 2014
Officially launched during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Graduate School of Social Work’s Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) — which provides resources, studies and leadership for efforts on immigrant integration — has enjoyed a productive first year: Its activities included helping sponsor major campus events such as a naturalization ceremony held as part of the University’s Sesquicentennial celebration, and a seminar on opportunities and obstacles for immigrant children in education.
Another major IIL initiative saw the awarding of the first Immigrant Integration Lab Fellowship to Lyndsey McMahan MSW '14. A native of Ardmore, Oklahoma, McMahan worked with Lutheran Social Services (LSS) immigrant legal services and their staff attorney Erin Fricker, a 2010 Law School alumna, to identify resources for meeting basic needs of formerly detained asylum applicants.
McMahan, who completed her term as IIL Fellow last fall, said the experience offered a disquieting insight into the lives of those who are caught in a bureaucratic limbo. Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »