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New UH Social Work Dean Aims to Enhance College's National Reputation
For the first time in 15 years, the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) will have a new leader. Professor Alan J. Dettlaff of the University of Illinois at Chicago has been selected to serve as dean of the GCSW. 

Dual Degree Student Becca Keo Meier Named a Texas "Change Maker" by The Texas Observer
Becca Keo-Meier responds to discrimination against gender expression with compassion and reason. As a doctoral student at the University of Houston and an ally and member of the LGBTQIA community, Keo-Meier is committed to creating safe spaces for people their gender and for those who have non-binary gender experiences. 

PhD Alumna Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale Talks about OCD in the Houstonia
“I had learned to manage my illness,” she says, through a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure-and-response therapy, in which she faced her fears over and over and over without resorting to her rituals, doing so until her fears diminished and relief set in.

UH GCSW Students Head to Austin for Legislative Internships
“The GCSW Austin Legislative Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for social work students to work within a state legislature,” [Suzanne Pritzker, GCSW program director] said. “By working on the front lines of the policy making process, students gain knowledge of how policies are made along with the confidence and skills to impact policy.”

Dr. Jodi Berger Cardoso Writes Op-Ed for the Houston Chronicle
Deported parents face no good solutions to the dilemma of forced separation from their children: Either they remove their children from their country of citizenship, or deportees return to rejoin their children, facing harsh penalties if caught.

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