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September 28, 2015

Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers Conducts First Research Study of Internet Gambling in United States

The Center for Gambling Studies at the Rutgers University School of Social Work has been awarded $1,287,504 to study the impact of Internet gambling in New Jersey. New Jersey became the third state to allow gambling online when betting started last November.

September 28, 2015

Dr. Lia Nower's research receives extensive media coverage

Congratulations to Dr. Lia Nower for her media hits from, “Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers Conducts First Research Study of Internet Gambling in United States,” http://news.rutgers.edu/news-release/center-gambling-studies-rutgers-conducts-first-research-study-internet-gambling-united-states/20141029#.VFIqlWf5_UA

September 28, 2015

The Huamin Research Center Lecture on Donations from Wealthy People in China

The Huamin Research Center and the Center for Leadership and Management were pleased to host a lecture titled “Donations from Wealthy People in China: Level and Changes” by Dr. Guosheng Deng from Tsinghua University.

“Tsinghua University is one of our hosting institutions for the China Study Abroad program and they have been unbelievable kind and generous in welcoming our faculty and students to their campus. This is a very important topic for both China and the US, and we welcome Dr. Deng to Rutgers,” said Chien-Chung Huang, professor and director of the Huamin Research Center.

September 28, 2015

Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin, November 2014

Beth Angell, Allison Zippay and Bill Waldman received a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services for $491,000, to conduct an evaluation of New Jersey's Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program. Other key personnel for the project include Tina Marie Gajda, project coordinator, Elizabeth Matthews, SSW Ph.D. student and Gina Pearson, MSW intern.

September 28, 2015

Federal Grant Advances Christie Administration’s Efforts to Find Adoptive Families for All New Jersey Foster Children

Advancing its mission to find loving and permanent homes for foster children, the Christie Administration recently received a half million dollar federal grant to further help children find welcoming and supportive adoptive families.

September 28, 2015

Representative Patrick Kennedy was Keynote Speaker for Rutgers conference on Promoting Behavioral Health in the Workplace, ending stigma

More than 300 social workers and other professionals gathered on November 19 at Rutgers University for a day focused on behavioral health in the workplace and ways to reduce the stigma of mental health issues. The conference was a joint effort between the Rutgers School of Social Work’s Center for Leadership and Management and the Office of Continuing Education, as well as corporate sponsors.

September 28, 2015

Waldman is a presentor at a Eagleton Institute event for former NJ Governors and Staff

William Waldman, professor of professional practice, lecturer and executive in residence, presented at a recent event series sponsored by the Eagleton Institute called, "Center for the American Governor." Former NJ Governors and their senior staff reunited to revisit the issues they dealt with during their administration and the lessons learned. Waldman attended the last installment, where the politicians focused on the Whitman administration. Mr.

September 28, 2015

Rutgers Camden Students Spread Thanksgiving Cheer

Check out the beautiful Thanksgiving baskets and turkeys put together for the families in the community by the Undergraduate Social Work students at Rutgers Camden! See more photos at Rutgers Camden USWO!

September 28, 2015

Rutgers Cheerleader Combines Love of the Sport with a Passion for Social Work

For Caitlin Krenn, the highlight of her four years of cheerleading on the Rutgers All Girl Cheer squad has been this year’s home game against Penn State. Running out of the tunnel at the start of the game into a packed stadium of 55,000 cheering fans was a once in a lifetime experience for this seasoned athlete who has been cheering since grade school. The night sky was illuminated by red fireworks, and a professional photographer captured the image of the cheerleaders with that beautiful light show above their heads.

September 28, 2015

Holiday Cheer or Holiday Horror? Managing expectations, making the best of family festivities

In the movieFour Christmasesthe lead characters both come from dysfunctional families, and the way they avoid Christmas is to go abroad on vacation and pretend to be doing charity work. They are running from the kinds of interactions that ruin many a holiday.

Just what makes holiday family gatherings so stressful?

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