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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 »


Address by Governor Deval Patrick

Governor Deval Patrick
Governor Deval Patrick

APRIL 2, 2013
11:00a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Robsham Theater
Free but ticketed event. Limited tickets available at Robsham Theater Box Office.
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Boston College Graduate School of Social Work invites the Boston College community to an address by Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts, about the politics and policies of inclusion.

Deval Patrick, the 71st Governor of Massachusetts, rose from Chicago's South Side to attend Milton Academy, Harvard College, and Harvard Law School. Having served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under President Clinton, he brings a commitment to education, immigrants, veterans, health care, and the environment. His administration is notable for the diversity of his appointments and the inclusivity of his policies. Boston College is honored to have Governor Patrick address the challenges of promoting an inclusive government.

Co-hosted by the Immigrant Integration Lab.

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Read the article from the Boston College Chronicle »