UA School of Social Work Begins Fall Colloquium Series
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama School of Social Work will open its 2012 Fall Colloquium Series Monday, Sept. 24, with guest lecturer Kimble Forrister.
Forrister will discuss “Current Policy Issues Affecting Low Income Alabamians.” His talk, and subsequent talks in the series, will be held from noon-1 p.m. in 104 Little Hall on the UA campus.
Forrister is the state coordinator of Alabama Arise, a coalition of 150 congregations and organizations that promotes fairer public policies on issues affecting low-income Alabamians.
The series will continue through the fall semester with the following speakers:
Monday, Oct. 8: Dr. Robert M. Ortega, associate professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. He will discuss, “Finding the Place for Humility in Culturally Responsive Practice.”
Monday, Nov. 5: Dr. Lori K. Holleran Steiker, associate professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She will discuss, “Navigating Adolescent Substance Abuse: Innovative, Evidence-Based Prevention & Intervention.”
The lectures are free and open to the University community and the general public. Continuing Education Units will be available.
For more information, contact the UA School of Social Work at 205/348-3924.
The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.