School of Social Work

Graduate student writes op-ed on homeless shelters for Press Herald

Cynthia Cushing, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maine, wrote an op-ed for the Portland Press Herald arguing the importance of the state allowing emergency shelters in cities with populations greater than 20,000. Cushing also is a community case management team leader with Summit Support Services, is […]

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A portrait of Sandy Butler

Butler named 2024 UMaine Distinguished Professor 

A long-time educator and leader in social work, whose research and advocacy influenced state and federal policy, has been named the 2024 Distinguished Maine Professor, the University of Maine’s most prestigious faculty accolade. Sandra Butler, professor and director of the School of Social Work, will be honored at the Alumni Achievement Awards Dinner and Celebration, […]

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CentralMaine.com publishes Butler’s op-ed on support for low-income families

CentralMaine.com published an op-ed co-authored by Sandy Butler, professor and director of the University of Maine School of Social Work, and Luisa S. Deprez, professor emerita at the University of Southern Maine, titled “Maine families are meeting their goals. Legislators must support them.” Butler and Deprez are members of the Maine chapter of the National […]

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Center on Aging director hosting talk on common age-related challenges

University of Maine’s Institute of Medicine and Center on Aging is hosting an event to create conversation around aging and address how research can help with common age-related challenges. Director of the Center on Aging and professor of social work Lenard Kaye will present “Aging Well in the Pine Tree State: Lessons Learned from the […]

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BDN promotes MLK Day celebration to be held Monday at UMaine

Bangor Daily News promoted the Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast celebration planned from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at University of Maine Wells Conference Center. UMaine principal lecturer in the School of Social Work Judith Josiah-Martin is the keynote speaker of the event, delivering remarks titled “If Not Now, When?” The public event is […]

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UMaine launches the College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences 

The College of Earth, Life, and Health Sciences made its debut during a town hall meeting at the University of Maine on Oct. 31.  The college, formerly known as the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, is the largest of UMaine’s six colleges, accounting for 26.5% of all university enrollments. Members of the newly […]

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Media share information about UMaine role in CAPRA

The Bangor Daily News and Sun Journal reported that the University of Maine and University of Southern Maine have formed a one-stop shop for independent research, analysis, guidance and technical assistance for policy issues related to aging and older adults, known as the Consortium for Aging Policy and Research and Analysis (CAPRA). CAPRA is available […]

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UMaine Center on Aging launches online Age-Friendly Resources hub

The University of Maine Center on Aging has launched the Age-Friendly University Resources (AFU Resources) hub, a centralized repository for educational materials, services, events, volunteer opportunities and other activities for older people offered by UMaine, the University of Maine at Machias and University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  The various resources are sorted into categories, which […]

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