Mosaics – Spring 2019

students with mechanic.



Robin Bishop, MSW '06, co-founded inclusive dance studio

Social Impact Fellows

MSW & MBA students help improve workplace safety

Celebration of Social Work

Distinguished alumni awards and new student initiative

Q&A with Betsy Bowen

"Innovation" – it doesn't have to be a dirty word

Inside the issue


teachers working with blind dance students.

Social Impact Fellows

students looking on at mechanic's work.

Q&A with Betsy Bowen

Portrait of Betsy Bowen.

How do you MSW? Part 2

collage of illustrations.

Celebration of Social Work

two students and faculty holding oversized check.

Dean's Column

Portrait of Nancy Smyth.

News of the School

stack of newspapers.

Last Word

t-shirt that says "when you're stuck give a feeling".

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Sarah J. Watson
Communications Officer and Senior Project Manager

Jana Eisenberg
Editor/Contributing Writer

Maureen Hammett
Vice Dean/Chief of Staff

Elizabeth Caputi
Graduate Assistant 


Libby Pfonner
Onion Studio, Inc. 

Dylan Buyskes
Onion Studio, Inc. 

Mosaics, the newsletter of the UB School of Social Work, is produced twice a year. April, 2019. Volume 13, Number 2.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s more than 30,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 390 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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