School of Social Work News
The School of Social Work strives to instill the values of social and economic justice, respect and worth of others, cultural diversity, and self-determination. In addition, it fosters a strengths-based environment that emphasizes openness, collaboration, and engagement striving towards individual and community resiliency.
Current Social Work News
Inaugural symposium highlights need for collaboration across academia, business, and government to secure a prosperous American workforce.
Urban Adventure class draws in multiple disciplines to create a uniquely detailed scenario for students.
Urban Adventure class draws on police, social workers, actors and more to make a complex scenario come to life for Urban Affairs students.
A new book by social work professor An-Pyng Sun walks readers through the roots of addiction and treatment.
City resilience framework will focus on health and wellness, economy and society, infrastructure and environment, and leadership and strategy.
Mariana Sarmiento Hernández, once an undergraduate Dreamer, now helps undocumented students navigate the intricacies of immigration policy.
Social Work In The News
Some staff members need a bullhorn to corral students through congested high school hallways and exit points. Not Lionel Stoxstell.
Juan Melendez said he spent exactly 17 years, eight months and one day on death row in Florida for a murder he did not commit. He received $100 in compensation, a pair of pants and a shirt upon his release into a much-changed society.
13 UNLV programs, including 8 from the William S. Boyd School of Law, ranked among the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report's annual collection of top graduate and professional schools.
Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first person in her family to graduate from both high school and college. The 33-year-old UNLV lecturer is now pursuing her Ph. D in public policy at the school and has used her degree in social work to engage with the young Latino and Latina community of Las Vegas.
People upset about the direction of the nation should be looking in the mirror instead of blaming politicians or the media, a UNLV professor contends in a new book. In “The Masses Are the Ruling Classes,” Professor William Epstein says the United States’ open society and near-universal suffrage have led to policies that are the product of mass consent and not imposed by a remote and out of control government.
The sole candidate to lead the Nevada System of Higher Education outlined his top four goals if he is chosen as chancellor, with improving access to higher learning No. 1 on the list.
“We really have to figure out how we make higher education more accessible to more individuals in Nevada,” Thom Reilly told about 45 people at a candidate forum at UNLV on Thursday morning. “We really have to figure out ways in order to, regardless of background, regardless of circumstances … engage them and get them in the system.”