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Boston College School of Social Work


Collaborative Research Forum

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

"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 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 »


BC Social Work Welcomes New Head of the Social Work Library

JANUARY 13, 2014

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Won "Hannah" Ha as the new Head of the Social Work Library. BC Social Work is one of only twelve social work schools in the U.S. and the only social work school in New England to maintain its own Social Work Library.

Ha comes to Boston College with over ten years of professional library experience, most recently at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Her previous responsibilities included managing Circulation, Reserves, and InterLibrary Loans, as well as providing other library services such as collection development, reference, and instruction. She has served on campus-wide and department-specific committees including the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee, the Ethnic Studies Steering Committee, the Asian Advisory Board, and the Provost Search Committee.

Ha recently won an award for her volunteer work as a Domestic Violence Victim's Advocate at Korean-American Women in Need in Chicago, Illinois. She has a strong personal commitment to the core values of the field of social work, having volunteered at the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas and at Volunteers for Peace workcamps in Denmark and France.

Ha earned a Master of Library and Information Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her Bachelors degree in Psychology and French from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.