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Roberta Greene


CWGS Affiliate FacultyPh. D.,

Professor of Social Work

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BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Greene is a professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work. Her specialization is working with older adults and their families, marriage and family therapy, as well as refugee resettlement. She has worked for the National Association of Social Workers as a staff member and was instrumental in passing the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act (OBRA). One of her research projects was on Texas nursing homes and what older people like in a nursing home. Holocaust survivors in six U.S. cities is the focus of Greene's most recent research project ? a study of the relationship between forgiveness and resilience among older adults. She received funding from the John Templeton Foundation for her research titled "Forgiveness, Resiliency and Survivorship." Replicating a study originally conducted in Israel, the three-year project (which began in 2007) involves interviewing Holocaust survivors in New York City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin and Dallas.

Courses


UGS 302 • Catastrophe & Civil Respnsblty

63540 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SSW 2.130
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The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • Catastrophe & Civil Respnsblty

63185 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SSW 2.130
Wr

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • Discrim & Civic Responsibil-W

66245 • Fall 2008
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SSW 2.116
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The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

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