Scholarship and Service in a Changing World

Greetings from Dean Jeanne C. Marsh

It is a great privilege to serve as dean as we celebrate the Centennial of the School of Social Service Administration.

Throughout this Centennial site, you will find many examples of what makes SSA a unique institution. Our faculty’s influence on the profession of social work and the field of social welfare has been historically, and continues to be, far-reaching and enduring. SSA students are extraordinarily talented and deeply committed to social welfare issues. And SSA graduates are exactly the leaders and innovators we need working in the public and non-profit sectors.

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Profile of Distinction

Judith Branman Caldwell, A.M. 1976

"I’m creative. I’m thinking. I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing," extols Judith Branman Caldwell on her groundbreaking work as a senior social worker at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center. "And, I could not be where I am now if not for SSA, where my journey started."

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Celebrate SSA

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Off the Couch and Out of the Clinic

View photos from the recent symposium Off the Couch and Out of the Clinic: Innovations in Research on the Therapeutic Relationship in Community-Based Settings.

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History of SSA

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SSA Interactive Timeline

The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares professionals to handle society's most difficult problems by developing new knowledge and promoting a deeper understanding of the causes and human costs of social inequities. Learn more about SSA's history and our future through this interactive timeline as we celebrate our 100th anniversary.

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SSA Centennial Events
June 5, 2009
School of Social Service Administration
Chicago, Illinois

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From the Task-Centered Approach to Evidence-Based and Integrative Practice

This symposium will consider how the contributions of these innovators provide effective models for transferring social science knowledge into agency practice.

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Imagine. Inspire. Invest.

Watch a video about the amazing work of the faculty and students at the SSA, and about the blessings and challenges of the current landmark building.

Learn about how a new research pavilion will help the SSA tap new resources, take advantage of new technologies, and continue to advance the field of social work.

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Faculty of SSA

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Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is a Professor at the School of Social Service Administration, and faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies. He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His recent research concerns HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts for injection drug users, drug abuse and dependence among welfare recipients and pregnant women, infant mortality prevention, and child health.

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