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FALL 2013

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News & Impact ACCepting the invitation A Collaboration for Children ACC is strengthening existing bonds between UofL researchers and those at fellow ACC institutions, including UNC professor Evelyn Williams, who tapped Collins-Carmargo to present research and professional assistance at a meeting aimed at fnding improved supervision techniques for child welfare workers. But her ACC-related involvement doesn't end there. "I also participated in a two-day conference led by UNC professor Mark Testa, in collaboration with UNC, the Children's Home Society of America and funded by the Duke Foundation, called 'Wicked Problems in Child Welfare'," Collins-Camargo explained. "'Wicked Problems' brought providers, academics and other stakeholders together for meetings to discuss some of the particularly wicked problems facing the child welfare system." The symposium focused on obstacles that hinder the child welfare system and how to solve them. Collins-Camargo also presented her research and exchanged ideas related to public/private partnership in child welfare. Collins-Camargo is one of several researchers collaborating with Testa on a book based on fndings from the conference. It is due out in spring 2014. Florida State University Boston College University of North Carolina Officially chartered in 1851, FSU transformed from a small seminary school to one of the nation's elite research universities. Here are some interesting facts about Florida State: • Enrollment: 41,710 undergraduate/graduate students with 2,291 faculty. • Earned Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research UniversityExtensive. • Home of the FSU Flying High Circus, one of only two collegiate circuses in the United States. • Notable alumni include: Actor Burt Reynolds, country recording artist Jake Owens, former UofL football coach and current ESPN analyst Lee Corso, and author Hunter S. Thompson. • Mascot: Seminole Boston College was founded in 1863 by the Society of Jesus, making it the first institution of higher education in the city of Boston. Here are some quick facts about Boston College: • Nearly 14,700 undergraduate and graduate students drawn from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. • Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through nine schools and colleges. • It is ranked 31st among national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is numbered among the top American private research universities. • Notable alumni include: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, investment analyst Peter Lynch, actor Chris O'Donnell, NFL quarterback Doug Flutie and actress/ comedienne Amy Poehler. • Mascot: Eagle The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first public university, ranks among the world's leading research universities offering 78 bachelor's, 112 master's, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs. Here are some quick facts about UNC: • Enrollment of 29,000 undergraduate, graduate students with a faculty of 3,600. • Routinely ranked in the Top 40 Best Universities by U.S. News and World Report. • The "Tar Heel" moniker is derived from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, in which legend says North Carolina soldiers either dumped tar into rivers to slow down British troops or threatened to use it to stop Confederate soldiers from leaving the battlefield. • Notable alumni include Michael Jordan, actor Andy Griffith, author Thomas Wolfe and the 13th President of the United States James K. Polk. Crystal Collins-Camargo has spent her adult life protecting children. As an associate professor at the Kent School of Social Work, Collins-Camargo is an expert in the areas of child welfare and juvenile court systems and is currently the director of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Privatization of Child Welfare Services. Her expertise spans the broad spectrum of the child welfare system, which is precisely the reason she was asked to participate in a number of conferences hosted at the University of North Carolina. UofL's pending entrance into the Meet the neighbors FOLLOW OUR EVOLVING PARTNERSHIP WITH ACC SCHOOLS AS WE MOVE TOWARDS 2014. 10 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U

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