CU News - March 28, 2017
“There are many questions about what social workers do because much of the work is about the quality of the relationship with an individual, community, group or organization... It’s hard to measure the look on someone’s face when they learn from the social worker how to build a resume to seek a job or better employment.” - Dr. Barbara Harris, PhD, Director of the Social Work Program
College of Arts and Sciences News 2017
Maria Corpuz, BA’16, wanted her film for journalism class to have a big impact. “I wanted to do something that I could learn from, and if other people watch it they would be able to learn from it, too,” Corpuz says. her choice to focus on local food deserts made the cut. Barbara Dilly, PhD, associate professor of anthropology, was one of her documentary subjects. Dr. Dilly studies food deserts, sustainability, and rural health. Check out the video to hear Dr. Dilly's insights into the food desert dilemma in Omaha.
"The unique perspective that anthropology provides to missionaries and pastors, he found, is also key for anyone involved in health care. That’s what led Rödlach to medical anthropology, which seems to complement his natural curiosity, compassion and faith. Every project is guided by a profound question – “Is what I’m doing useful to alleviating human suffering?”