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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 »

Events

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 heartz@bc.edu 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.