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Dr. Patrick Bordnick named school's ninth dean

Patrick BordnickTulane Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Michael Bernstein announced today (Jan. 21) that Dr. Patrick Bordnick, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate College of Social Work of the University of Houston (UH), has accepted appointment as Tulane’s new Dean of Social Work, effective July 1, 2016. A member of the Houston faculty since 2007, Patrick has also served on the faculties of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the University of Georgia. He joins Tulane as Dr. Ron Marks concludes a distinguished 15-year tenure as our Social Work Dean.

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Do Work That Matters.

Now more than ever before, New Orleans is a living laboratory, with social work front and center in the recovery of one of America’s greatest cities. Tulane School of Social Work, the first program for social workers in the deep South, is on the ground working in partnership with numerous non-profit organizations to rebuild our city. Join Tulane School of Social Work, and do work that matters.


Social work field placement brings Syrian crisis to life

When Tulane University School of Social Work master’s student Sam Sahl walks across the Dixon Hall stage on Friday (Dec. 11) with the rest of her 83-person graduating class, it will be the end of a long but rewarding fall semester that began in Amman, Jordan.

Sahl spent the semester working with International Medical Corps, an international nongovernmental organization working primarily with Syrian refugees in that area.

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Odalys visit

Visit lays foundation for future social work collaborations with Cuba

“It’s not like here.”

That’s how Odalys de la luz González Jubán (above), president of the Cuban Society of Social Workers in Health Care (SOCUTRAS), started to answer a student’s question during her weeklong visit in New Orleans hosted by the Office of Global Programs at the Tulane University School of Social Work.

González said state participation is the biggest difference in social services

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Gates Foundation gives $3.5 million to Tulane disaster resilience program

The Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), housed in the Tulane School of Social Work, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to implement the second phase of its Disaster Resilience Leadership (DRL) program over the next three years.

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Managing the disaster of the Nepal earthquake

Seven months ago, Gangalal Tuladhar was sitting down to lunch with his extended family in Nepal when his house began to shake. The shaking was the result of an earthquake’s tremors that would soon claim the lives of more than 9,000 people and injure thousands more.

Tuladhar, a parliamentarian and former education minister of Nepal, recounted his experience of the earthquake to a group of Tulane University students and members of the community on Monday (Nov. 16) as a part of Forum Tulane’s lecture series on resilience. The talk was sponsored by the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA) at Tulane University.

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School of Social Work Rocks the World

The cover story of the Fall issue of the Tulanian is titled “175 Ways Tulane Has Rocked the World.” The article identifies individuals who have been affiliated with Tulane over this period of time who have made a real difference in their own unique ways. I’am delighted to report that the School of Social Work is noted six times among the 175 listings.  Following are the six entries with a brief update for each.

Click here to view the six entries and where those TSSW graduates are today.