DECEMBER 16, 2014
In an increasingly global society, where health problems – and their potential solutions – often have implications far beyond the communities in which they occur, public health is fast becoming a field of great interest among colleges and universities. Boston College is a leader in training this new generation of internationally-minded problem solvers through its program in Global Public Health, offering undergraduates interdisciplinary coursework via a collaboration between the Lynch School of Education, Connell School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.
This semester, 67 students have been enjoying the unique opportunity to take a course team-taught by Social Work Assistant Professor Summer Hawkins and Nursing Assistant Professor Melissa Sutherland. Public Health in a Global Society, the first installment in a three-course sequence, presents the topic as an interdisciplinary science focused on health promotion and disease prevention. More about the Global Health Program »
DECEMBER 4, 2014
Boston College's innovative National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services (NRCPDS) is undergoing a major transition this fall, with new leadership and an expansion of its mission to help give individuals and families greater control over the design and delivery of home and community-based services.
Richard Petty, an experienced administrator in advocacy and programs promoting independent community living for persons with disabilities, began his duties as director of the center – housed at the BC School of Social Work – after being appointed this past summer.
He succeeds Professor of Social Work Kevin Mahoney, the founding director and architect of NRCPDS, who will remain as a researcher and oversee the new center initiative focusing on behavioral health, funded by a three-year, $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More about center's new leader »
The Deep River Within: Living a Soulful Life in a Speed-Obsessed World
School of Theology and Ministry Building, Room 100
9 Lake Street, Brighton Campus
12:00 Wellness Open House
2:00 Workshop with Abby Seixas
4:15 Breakout Groups
5:00 Shared Meal & Large Group Discussion
Women's Wellness Day is an event designed specifically for busy and over-worked women at Boston College and co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, Graduate School of Social Work, School of Theology and Ministry and Office of Employee Development.
Focusing on the integration of spirituality and self-care, this day is filled with the opportunity for relaxation, reflection, and conversation. The event will include a workshop facilitated by Abby Seixas, an acclaimed psychotherapist and author of the book Finding The Deep River Within, who specializes in issues of life balance.