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28
JAN

Social Work and the Law: Law, Ethics and Professional Responsibility for Social Workers

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair Student Union

In this School of Social Work "lunch and learn" seminar, Jennifer Powell, director of the center for law and public service at the WVU College of Law, will discuss ways in which ethics and professional responsibility intersect with the laws governing social workers. Specifically, participants will learn about the types of misconduct social workers can engage in, the consequences and how to better adhere to an ethical and legal practice. She will also provide information about the WVU College of Law and how to apply to the JD program. 

29
JAN

Life Without Lead: Contamination, Crisis and Hope in Uruguay

4 p.m. / Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair Student Union

30
JAN

Racial Segregation in Housing Markets and the Erosion of Black Wealth

10 a.m. / Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair Student Union

Housing is the most important asset for the vast majority of American households and a key driver of racial disparities in wealth. In this talk, Randall Walsh, a professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss how residential segregation by race eroded black household wealth in U.S. cities. Using a novel sample of matched addresses from prewar American cities, Walsh and his research team found that rental prices and occupancy soared by about 40 percent in blocks that transitioned from all white to majority black. However, home values fell on average by 10 percent over the first decade of racial transition and by a staggering 50 percent in major African American destinations such as Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit. These findings suggest that, because of the segregated housing market, black families faced dual barriers to wealth accumulation: they paid more in rent for similar housing while the homes they were able to purchase rapidly declined in value.

4
FEB

Working with the Veteran Population and Understanding Military Culture

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. / Greenbrier Room, Mountainlair Student Union

In this  School of Social Work "lunch and learn" seminar, Phillip West, LICSW, CTT, will present on military culture and best practices in providing social work services for military veterans. 

30
JAN

Communication Studies professor marks 50 years as a Mountaineer

3-4:30 p.m. / E. Moore Hall

The Department of Communication Studies invites all faculty, staff and students to Professor John Shibley's retirement celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 3-4:30 p.m. in E. Moore Hall. Brief remarks will be made at 3:30 p.m.