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Join Us for the Fall 2012 First Thursday Program Featuring Dean Emeritus Hubie Jones, SSW ’57

November 5th, 2012 in Homepage, SSW Headlines, SSW In the News, SSW News Releases

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Implications of the National Election on Social Work and Beyond

Featuring Dean Emeritus Hubie Jones, SSW ‘57

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Boston University George Sherman Union
Terrace Lounge (2nd floor)
775 Commonwealth Ave

Please RSVP to Kathy Lopes at sswrsvp@bu.edu or 617-353-3761.
2.0 Social Work CECs will be awarded at no cost to the BUSSW community. Space is limited, so early
registration is strongly encouraged. There is no charge for this event.

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“LGBT Seniors, Invisible No More,” Article Highlights the Work of Professor Hudson

May 25th, 2012 in Homepage, SSW Headlines, SSW In the News, SSW News Releases

A May 25 article published in BU Today explores the current discrimination and legal inequalities surrounding health and healthcare of LGBT seniors. Professor and Chair of Social Welfare Policy Robert B. Hudson was interviewed extensively in the piece titled, “LGBT Seniors, Invisible No More,” about his research on the issue. To read the full article, visit the BU Today website.

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Professor Robert B. Hudson Serves as Lead Witness Before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

January 4th, 2012 in Homepage, SSW Headlines, SSW In the News, SSW News Releases

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Professor Hudson (centered) speaks at a forum before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

Professor and Chair of the Social Welfare Policy Department Robert B. Hudson was the lead witness at a forum before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington, D.C., on December 14, 2011.  The forum, “The Potential for an Aging Society,” was held to honor the 50th anniversary of the Committee’s creation in 1961. Also testifying were Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging; Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, Department of Health and Human Services; and  John W. Rowe, director, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society.

The forum was followed by a reception sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America attended by some 200 people, including numerous past chairs and staff directors of the Committee.  The current issue of Public Policy & Aging Report, which Professor Hudson edits, features articles by Professor Hudson and MacArthur Network scholars.

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