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Collaborative Research Forum

FEBRUARY 18, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.
McGuinn 334
Please RSVP to Professor David Takeuchi at takeuchi@bc.edu

"How Neuroimaging Studies can Inform Educational Policy and Practice: The Case of Reading Disorder"

Boston College School of Social Work will kick off the spring semester's Collaborative Research Forum series with a talk by Professor Jessica Black about neuroimaging studies and how they relate to education. Lunch is provided.  More about the Collaborative Research Forum »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Chrismaldi Vasquez, Associate Director of Family Independence Initiative

JANUARY 23, 2015
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Chrismaldi Vasquez is Associate Director of Family Independence Initiative, Boston, which leverages the power of information to support economic and social mobility. FII is proving that documenting and investing in the initiative and ingenuity of low-income families and communities is the most effective way forward.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Chrismaldi Vasquez »

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 »