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UH Empowers Citizens with Voter Engagement & Political Justice Initiative 
The GCSW Voter Engagement and Political Justice Initiative is partnering with Houston-area community organizations that focus on non-partisan voter engagement with marginalized minority communities to make sure everyone’s voice is heard in the November midterm elections.
October 05, 2018

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker Discusses Voter Engagement on Fox News
Watch the video of Dr. Pritzker on the news using the above link, and learn more about the GCSW's Voter Engagement and Political Justice Initiative here!
October 05, 2018

Isiah Factor Uncensored
Dean Alan Detrlaff and Jean Latting, Professor Emerita at the GCSW discuss A Conversation on Race and Privilege, a Social Justice Solutions event hosted at the GCSW featuring Angela Davis and Jane Elliott.
September 07, 2018

A Conversation on Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott
Social Justice Solutions invites activists , thought leaders, and the community, to explore action-oriented strategies to affect social change. 
September 06, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: UH to host panel discussion on HIV/AIDS cases in Texas, US
The University of Houston is taking part in the ongoing fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
February 06, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: It's Going To Get Worse
Gilead taps UH to help fight rising HIV/AIDS rates in the South.
January 31, 2018

Dr. Chiara Acquati: Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Leaves Young Adults Vulnerable to Sexual Dysfunction
Interview with: Chiara Acquati, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston - Houston, TX
January 22, 2018

Dr. Samira Ali: The Battle Rejoined
On World AIDS Day, two nonprofits announce a bold new partnership with a UH scholar to help render the still-epidemic virus 'undetectable' in Houston once and for all.
November 17, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Mental Illness: The Last Acceptable Stereotype?
By Michelle R. Munson, Shelly Ben-David, Andrea R. Cole and Sarah C. Narendorf
October 20, 2016

Dr. McClain Sampson: Addressing Shortage of Behavioral Health Workers
GLOBE-Team Training to Help Fill Gap in Workforce
November 9, 2017

Dr. Mickey Washburn: Opioid An American Epidemic (50:19)
HOUSTON - Opioid abuse is a growing crisis in America and KPRC Channel 2 is doing its part to raise awareness with our special, "Opioid Nation: An American Epidemic."
October 06, 2017

MaConda Brown O'Connor: Hosts "Evicted" Author, Matthew Desmond
A sociologist by training, Desmond shared about the research methodology that became the basis for the book.
OCTOBER 9, 2017

Dr. Samira Ali: Project CORE Tackles HIV Treatment & Prevention r. EXAMPLE: Headline
Collaboration between Avenue 360, AIDS Foundation Houston and UH Graduate College of Social Work will develop a “Southern Approach” to HIV servicesSubheadline
October 13, 2017

Professor Aabha Brown: Social justice concerns following Hurricane Harvey
In this segment of Viva Houston, Aabha Brown, a professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, explains how low-income communities were particularly hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.
October 10, 2017

Dr. Luis Torres: Houstonians Stepping Up To Help Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico
Just weeks before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, there was Harvey here in Houston. Is this a two-fold crisis for family and friends, dealing with both Harvey and Maria? We talk with Houstonians who say they’re worried about their family and friends there as the island begins to recover.
September 26, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker is interviewed about Hurricane Harvey 
Dr. Pritzker shares her family's personal story about Harvey, including her new GCSW students at her home, assisting her family. 
September 1, 2017

Professor Emerita Jean Latting: UH Magazine Profile 
Jean Kantambu Latting seldom shied away from speaking about issues that are dear to her, such as social justice, peace-building and empowerment, during her 37 years at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW).
May 22, 2017

Message From the Dean: Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty
In these times, we must lean even more on the value of our profession, They serve as a guide and a constant reminder to respect the inherent human difnity and worth of all people.
February 06, 2017

Professor Donna Amtsberg: The Pros & Cons of Corporal Punishment 
A state lawmaker explains why he’s in favor of corporal punishment, and a sociologist explains why she’s against it.
August 1, 2017

MSW Student Justin Anderson wins a prestigious 2017 Ima Hogg Scholarship
Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement and their commitment to providing mental health services after graduation.
July 19, 2017

Dr. Patrick Leung: Asian Advisory Committee annual celebration
The Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration featured performances, awards, and the traditional dragon dance.
May 05, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: The Surprising Issue Uniting Left and Right in Texas
Because mental health affects so many segments of our daily lives … it is absolutely one of the most critical areas of concern facing Texas today.
April 18, 2017

Student LGBT Activists Rally at UH to Condemn Host of "Religious Freedom" Bills
LGBT students and allies held rallies across Texas asking conservative lawmakers to stop pushing laws that give Texans the right to discriminate, in the name of religion, against a whole group of already-vulnerable people.
April 26, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: Leads Research on Youth Homelessness
Social work team leads research on youth homelessness
April 11, 2017

Professor Jody Williams: Nobel Laureate Speaks at Peacemaker Awards
April 3, 2017

Professor Jody Williams: Urging Detroit Crowd to ‘Never Give Up’
April 2, 2017

Dr. Sheara Williams Jennings: HYPE 2.0 Engages Students in Sexual Health Education & More

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: UH Moment – Youth Homelessness:
Study on Youth Homelessness for Texas Legislators
March 8, 2017

Dr. Suzanne Pritzker: UH Turned Blue in 2016 Election
April 5, 2017

Alum Dawn McCarty Featured in the Houston Chronicle
Professor's dedication extends to living with the poor and homeless
February 5, 2017

Dr. McClain Sampson: Intervention Helping New Moms Battle Postpartum Depression
February 28, 2017

Dr. Sarah Narendorf: More than a Runaway Problem: UH Researcher Tackles Youth Homelessness
Graduate College of Social Work Offers Solutions to Growing Texas Concern
February 20, 2017

Message from the Dean 
Standing Together in the Face of Uncertainty 
January 2017

Dean Dettlaff: Honored at UHD Social Work Awards Ceremony along with Mayor Turner
January 26, 2017

Dr. Patrick Leung: Caring for elders at home
Emotional costs, balance of support, and other tips from an expert
January 25, 2017