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Commencement 2015

MAY 18, 2015
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:00–2:00 p.m. — School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 139th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:15 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. This will be followed by individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies. All should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m.

The School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony is held following the University Commencement at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Burns Lawn (rain or shine). The ceremony will feature a welcome from Dean Alberto Godenzi and greetings from a renowned speaker.   More about Commencement »

Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
Salome Raheim - "Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action"

APRIL 15, 2015
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs, Breakfast buffet
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 10, 2015
RSVP to Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW, is Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and is the first African American and person of color to hold this position. She served as founding co-director of the university’s Health Disparities Institute from 2010 to 2014. She is co-founder of The Privilege Project, an international collaboration to address issues of social justice in micro and macro practice.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture »

News

GSSW in the News
Colloquium Marks Debut of GSSW Immigrant Integration Lab

Presenters at the GSSW Immigrant Integration Colloquium.
Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Founder of Migration Policy Institute; Tiziana Dearing, Executive Director, Boston Rising; Angelo McClain, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Children and Families; Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advisory Coalition; and Jane Tewksbury, Executive Director, Thrive in 5

JANUARY 15, 2013

In the midst of a national groundswell for immigration reform, the Graduate School of Social Work co-sponsored a December 14 colloquium that officially launched its broad-based effort to aid immigrants’ transition into American democratic society.

The event, held in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons, served as a formal welcome for GSSW’s Immigrant Integration Lab (IIL) and its director, GSSW Research Professor Westy Egmont. The IIL is a unique applied research lab whose academic and clinical expertise will provide resources, studies and leadership to national working groups, local agencies and professional leadership that focus on immigrant integration.

An audience of academics, social work and human services professionals, advocates and other interested parties gathered at the colloquium to hear talks on immigration-related trends and issues, in Massachusetts and the U.S. as well as elsewhere in the world, and the impact an initiative like IIL can have on immigrant integration.

In his welcoming remarks, GSSW Dean Alberto Godenzi affirmed the IIL's work as central to the mission of the school and of Boston College itself — which, he noted, had been founded 150 years ago to serve the children of Boston’s immigrants.

Watch a video of the keynote by Demetrios Papademetriou, President and Founder of Migration Policy Institute »

Read more from the Boston College Chronicle »