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Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago carries the mission of Jane Addams and the Hull-House movement forward, adapting social work to the needs and realities of today's urban settings. As a premier institution for graduate study, the college is a recognized leader in social work research, education and service.

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Barens Receives Oscar Nomination for Documentary

Edgar Barens, Visiting Media Specialist with the Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research, received a 2014 Oscar Nomination for his documentary, Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Jack Hall, a film that calls attention to the growing population of aging and chronically ill prisoners and the urgent need to address end-of-life concerns in correction settings. Read more at: https://news.uic.edu/oscar-nominated-film-focuses-attention-on-serious-topic

Funding for Research on LGBT Homeless Youth

Alan Dettlaff received a 3-year, $900,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for "3/40 BLUEPRINT," a collaborative project of UIC, the Center for the Study of Social Policy, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The study will address homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth.

News & Events

Faculty Member Featured in UIC News

Amy Watson was profiled in the December 3, 2013 edition of UIC News. Her work on training police officers to recognize symptoms of mental illness when using Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) was featured. Read the full article here: http://news.uic.edu/preparing-police-to-handle-mental-health-crisis.

"Cultural Competence" Leads to Better
HIV Treatment, Study Finds

Health professionals should consider the effect of culture on health beliefs and behaviors when treating black patients with HIV, according to new research conducted by Assistant Professor Gina Gaston. Cultural competence allows healthcare ... providers to take into account the social influences on a patient's attitudes and behaviors. The goal is to help break down compliance barriers created by mistrust or perceptions that may be related to a patient's ethnicity.

Gaston surveyed 202 HIV-positive, predominately low-income, black patients during visits at one Chicago area clinic. Find out more here.


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Google Doodle - Jane Addams' 153rd Birthday
On September 6, 2013 Google commemorated Jane Addams' 153 birthday with a special Doodle on the Google Webpage that was visible to all users in the United States. According to Google, "Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists."