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BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library

NOVEMBER 4, 2015

The School of Social Work's library received a significant upgrade this past summer, when Boston College invested substantial resources to building a gleaming, innovative space for its students.

Library staffers conducted several focus groups and student surveys ahead of the redesign, in order to ensure the new space was best suited to the school’s most important stakeholders. Boston-based architectural firm Dimella Shaffer won a competition to then integrate this feedback into the ultimate design that would become the new library.

"The library redesign was a labor of love for the many of us involved in the project," says Head Librarian Hannah Ha. "We worked hard to integrate the perspective of our students in our plans, and we are confident we've created the best possible space for both collaborative and individual study and work." More about BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library on the Blog »

BCSSW Convenes First-of-its-kind Neuroscience and Social Work Symposium

OCTOBER 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Jessica Black is breaking new ground with colleagues from across the nation for a new area of inquiry: neuroscience and social work. An educational psychologist with postdoctoral training in neuroscience from the Stanford University School of Medicine, she is one of a small group of pioneers to concentrate her career in this space. Black firmly believes that neuroscience is a critical component of any social work training, and thanks to her leadership, BCSSW offers its students the option to complete a certificate in this cross-disciplinary inquiry.

More than just building a program at BCSSW, however, Black hopes to construct a new field between these spaces; this fall, she and the BC School of Social Work hosted a first-of-its-kind research symposium entitled Intersections: Social Work and Neuroscience. Find out more about this symposium on the blog »


Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture: Vincent D. Rougeau

Vincent D. Rougeau
Vincent D. Rougeau

MARCH 23, 2012
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
1.5 CEUs. Breakfast buffet
RSVP by March 9, 2012, to Serena Heartz at or 617-552-0866

Vincent D. Rougeau, Dean of Boston College Law School, will be the featured speaker at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work 6th Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture. Dean Rougeau will speak on "Reflections on Justice and Religious Diversity: Why Living Together Is Better than Living Apart."

Dean Rougeau is at the forefront of how religion, law, and multiculturalism intersect. He is a leader of a research group on global migration and cosmpolitanism as part of the Contending Modernites project, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame.

Dean Rougeau explores how key assumptions underlying Catholic teaching diverge from many of the ideas animating American law and public policy in areas like poverty relief, immigration, and redress for racial discrimination.

Vincent D. Rougeau became the eleventh dean of Boston College Law School in July 2011.