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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

David Takeuchi to Join Boston College Social Work as Associate Dean for Research

David Takeuchi
David Takeuchi

MAY 16, 2013

Dr. David T. Takeuchi will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work this Fall 2013 as Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Dorothy Book Scholar.

Takeuchi is currently Professor at the School of Social Work and the Department of Sociology and the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2012 he served as Associate Dean for Research at UW's School of Social Work. During his tenure as Associate Dean, his School moved its U.S. News & World Report ranking up to #3 and secured more public funding than any other school of social work in the U.S. Takeuchi received his BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Hawai'i. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.

Takeuchi's main research focus has been on how race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are associated with health, access to care, treatment, quality of care, and outcomes. He was a key architect of the National Latino and Asian American Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of Latinos and Asian Americans ever conducted. Takeuchi served as principal investigator of major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations, and he is currently co-investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute funded by the National Institute of Health and Health Disparities. His work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Among Takeuchi's honors and awards are the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award from the University of Washington, the Health Disparities Innovation Award from NIH, and the National Leadership Award for Contributions to Research and Mentoring in the Area of Health and Mental Health from the National Center for the Study of Asian American Health.

Read more from The Boston College Chronicle »