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Dean Osteen to the Class of 2024

Photo of the College of Social Work's 2024 Convocation Ceremony in the Jon M. Huntsman Center

"I have witnessed, firsthand, the power of your advocacy and activism, and I am inspired when I see you bring to life the values and ethics of social work. The choices you make and the actions you engage in have real impact in the world. As I have watched the class of 2024 over the past two years, I have seen, time and time again, your commitment to a better society."

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Why the College of Social Work is Disengaging from X (Twitter)

Screenshot of Utah Social Work Twitter profile, featuring a photo of BSW students in graduation regalia

Since October of 2022, X (formerly Twitter) has become increasingly toxic and unsafe for marginalized communities and people with diverse identities. Harmful hosted content and the ways X now conducts its business sharply conflict with the values of our College and the ethics of our profession. Therefore, as intentional activism, the College of Social Work’s official profile (@USocialWork) will cease activity on X for the foreseeable future.

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Mindfulness Therapy Reduces Chronic Pain and Opioid Use Among Veterans and Military Personnel, New Study Finds

A man holds a bottle of prescription opioids

New research shows that Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) effectively reduced chronic pain and opioid use among current and former military personnel, while simultaneously improving psychological health and mental well-being across a number of measures.

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Last Updated: 12/12/23