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KU mourns loss of social welfare professor

July 28, 2014

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Kansas University on Monday mourned the loss of Dennis Saleebey, a professor emeritus from the School of Social Welfare.

Saleebey died on July 16.

Saleebey joined KU's faculty in 1987 and retired in 2006.

His work concentrated on oppression in female populations, the ability of adolescents to engineer and initiate change and the construction of meaning and knowledge, according to a statement from KU. This led to his becoming one of the creators of the "strengths perspective" — which focuses on an individual's strengths and available resources to solve a problem.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St. A celebration of life will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

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