On This Day in IUPUI History: July 26, 1991

July 26, 1991

The IU School of Social Work at IUPUI sponsored a conference, "Volunteerism: A Resource for Social and Community Development," to address international, national and local issues surrounding volunteerism. It took place in IUPUI's Business/SPEA Building, which, not surprisingly, houses the Kelley School of Business and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

The School of Social Work dates to 1911, when the IU School of Medicine created a Department of Social Service to assist the school's needs in serving patients. Those duties increased with the opening of the Robert W. Long Hospital in 1914, which was the School of Medicine's clinical home.

IUSM dean Charles Emerson and social work students on rounds at Long Hospital, 1920s UA24-002603

To explore the history of the School of Social Work, please contact the IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

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