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Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Launches Centennial Celebrations and Presents 2015 Alumni Awards

Posted May 14, 2015
From left: Pat Burland, Allyson Schwartz, MSS ’72, Congressman Chaka Fattah, Dean Darlyne Bailey,Tawana Ford Sabbath, MSS ‘71, PhD ‘86, Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy

The Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research recently launched its year-long 100th birthday celebrations at an on-campus reception for alumni, School and College administrators and faculty, students, and visiting public officials including Congressman Chaka Fattah, Katie Morton, who represented State Senator Daylin Leach, and Mike Bettinger, chief of staff to […]

GSSWSR Professor Ray Albert Hopes Others MIMIC Philadelphia Program to Avoid Future Fergusons

Posted January 22, 2015
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As someone whose most current research deals with group position and racial conflict in an urban area, and on the legal regulation of race, GSSWSR Professor Raymond Albert has closely followed the events surrounding the shootings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by police, and the protests caused by the lack of indictments in the […]

GSSWSR Professor Works to Help Mental Health Care Providers Understand Challenges Facing U.S. Service Members

Posted April 10, 2014
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“Military service is an inherently stressful occupation, and for those service members who have deployed to combat, some having served multiple deployments during the last 12 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, there are real challenges associated with their reintegration back into community and family life.” says Graduate School of Social Work Professor Jim Martin, a retired Army colonel whose scholarship, teaching, and public service focus on military and veteran behavioral health issues.

Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, Discusses Poverty on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show

Posted December 5, 2013
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Bryn Mawr College Trustee Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D. ’81, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a leading advocacy philanthropy for at-risk children and families, was recently interviewed on PBS’s Tavis Smiley Show for a piece tied to the the 50th anniversary of “The War on Poverty.” “One of the most serious problems we […]

GSSWSR’s Ray Albert Discusses Landmark Civil Rights Case in Advance of Nov. 14 Screening of The Loving Story

Posted November 7, 2013
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As moderator of next Thursday’s panel on the Loving Story, the film detailing the 1958 arrest of Richard and Mildred Loving for violating Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage and the ensuing court battle that led to the 1967 Supreme Court decision that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., Graduate School of Social Work and Social […]

GSSWSR’s Cindy Sousa Focuses on Familes Coping with Political Violence in Nov. 7 Lecture

Posted November 1, 2013
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Except for occasional exceptions like Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in the early 90s, modern conflicts tend to take place in populated cities and towns where innocent civilians are at just as much risk as those doing the fighting. Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work Assistant Professor Cindy Sousa is among the researchers looking […]

Bryn Mawr College Joins Effort to Promote Children’s Play

Posted September 18, 2013

Bryn Mawr’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, Phebe Anna Thorne School, and Child Study Institute are among the organizations sponsoring a conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Thomas Great Hall that brings leaders in the field of child development to campus as part of a three-day event being offered by the organization […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book Continues to Garner Media Attention

Posted April 11, 2013
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Renowned Scholar Elaine Showalter ’62, who will be on campus April 18 to give a lecture as part of the “Taking Her Place” exhibition, is the latest to write about Graduate School of Social Work Professor Dana Becker’s new book One Nation Under Stress. Showalter’s piece, “Our Age of Anxiety,” appeared in the April 8 […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Writes About “Five Myths About Stress” for the Washington Post

Posted April 3, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker has written a piece for the Washington Post’s “Five Myths” series in connection with her new book One Nation Under Stress. Becker has also had a recent opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew […]

GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker’s New Book on Stress Makes Headlines

Posted March 14, 2013
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GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker is making lots of news with her new book “One Nation Under Stress.” Becker has an opinion piece in Time, a review in the New Republic, and she was interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” In addition, influential blogger Andrew Sullivan picked up on the New Republic review. From the New […]

New Book from GSSWSR Professor Dana Becker Asks, “Have We Become Too Stressed about Stress?”

Posted February 28, 2013
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From the mundane beep of a cell phone announcing the arrival of yet another new message to the horrors of the evening news, stress, it seems, is all around us. But what if we’ve become too stressed about stress? Might it be keeping us from paying more attention to the problems that are making us […]

GSSWSR Professor’s Research Questions Link Between Food Stamps and Long-Term Government Dependency

Posted September 27, 2012
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Questions as to whether participation in federal assistance programs makes individuals dependent on government services and unable to “take personal responsibility and care for their lives” as Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney told a group of supporters, have taken center stage as the race for the White House enters its last few months. Research led […]

Social Work Professor James Martin Quoted in USA Today Article About New Military Protective Gear

Posted April 2, 2012
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This USA Today article about the use of “protective under garments” by military combat troops quotes Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor James Martin. From the article: “Beyond protecting troops from wounds, PUGs can affect morale, says Jim Martin, a sociologist at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and a retired Army colonel. […]