On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event. More about Social Work Is BC »
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
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 email@example.com to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.
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.
Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston. More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »
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.