The Color and Cost of Justice

  Seven of our MSW students were sponsored to attend this years' Portland Maine MLK Dinner:  MLK Observance: The Color and Cost of Justice . Five students were sponsored by UNE's Intercultural Affairs Office, while two others were generously offered tickets by their host Field Placement institution: Portland Public Schools. Several UNE Social Work faculty and alumni also attended … Continue reading The Color and Cost of Justice

The World Begins at the Kitchen Table

Social work staff, Meg Webster, publishes in Maine Women Magazine  this month!  The piece is titled, The World Begins at the Kitchen Table.  The article weaves  portraits of two individuals as it follows the journey of a finely crafted 40" cherry wood kitchen table from one home to another.   The table is donated by local craftsman Chris … Continue reading The World Begins at the Kitchen Table

Life After Grad School: MSW Alumna Deanna Barry

  Alumna SPOTLIGHT: Deanna Barry In Her Own Words: I graduated from the MSW program in December of 2018 with a macro concentration and an Applied Arts and Social Justice Certificate. While a student at UNE, I interned with Maine Boys to Men and developed a strong passion for work surrounding the issues of masculinity … Continue reading Life After Grad School: MSW Alumna Deanna Barry

UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project: Students alter their perspectives on mortality

For the first time this year, social work students participated in UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project  at Hospice of Southern Maine Gosnell House.   The project was piloted in 2014, initiated by Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD ,Professor and Director of Geriatrics Education and Research.  Designed and implemented as an experiential medical education learning model,  students are “immersed” into … Continue reading UNE’s Hospice Immersion Project: Students alter their perspectives on mortality

Leaving Legacies by Tom Meuser PhD, Social Work Professor and Director of UNE’s Center for Excellence in Aging & Health

UNE was proud to announce Tom Meuser, PhD this year as the founding director for the university’s new Center for Excellence in Aging and Health, and the School of Social Work was equally proud to claim him as faculty!  As this month's blog theme is Aging & Ethics, we're very excited to share a piece … Continue reading Leaving Legacies by Tom Meuser PhD, Social Work Professor and Director of UNE’s Center for Excellence in Aging & Health