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Leymah Gbowee is “impolitely angry:” Social worker & Nobel Peace Prize winner tells us to transform our anger for social change

Nobel Laureate at FSU

“It’s time to stop being politely angry,” said Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian social worker and peace activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. Leymah spent a weekend at Florida State this month, helping students and teachers learn how to harness their personal difficulties and anger at injustice into positive energy towards change. Leymah likens us all us to sponges, going through life and “absorbing dirt all over the place.”  To be effective as […]

Alumna strives to assist individuals and organizations with support for surrogates


For the first two decades of her career, alumna Dr. Julie Buckey worked as a social worker at various levels. Receiving her MSW (1996) from the FSU College of Social Work’s Part-Time Program in Jacksonville, Julie worked in both supervisory and administrative roles in child welfare, health and mental health. It was not until she returned to the College in 1999 for her doctoral degree and began her dissertation that her focus would change, setting […]

College of Social Work launches newest online program

Florida State University’s College of Social Work is gearing up to launch a part-time, online Traditional Master of Social Work program in spring 2015 that will be available to people not only with a Bachelor of Social Work degree but also bachelor’s degrees in other fields. Students will benefit from the new program’s flexibility, according to Craig Stanley, director of the college’s Master of Social Work program. “There are many highly qualified prospective students in Florida who […]

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