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Aging Well Is Not an Oxymoron, Says Professor Friedman

Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman insists that contrary to the ageist bias of today, it is possible to age well. Then he explores what “aging well” really means.

February 17, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

CSSW Celebrates Black History Month

Last week a South Carolina court absolved the Friendship Nine of their “trespassing” conviction of 54 years ago for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter. We see this as an apt way to start this year’s celebrations of Black History Month.

February 3, 2015 @ 10:50 pm

WINTER STORM ADVISORY: 1/26 and 1/27/2015

The University has resumed normal operations today, Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Students, please confirm with your field supervisors that your field placement will take place as usual.

January 27, 2015 @ 4:27 am

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: Alumna Erin Olivo on Making, and Not Breaking, New Year’s Resolutions

What did you resolve to do with your life in 2015: save more money, lose weight, develop a health habit like exercise, get organized? Before you feel tempted to break your goals, listen to alumna Erin Olivo (MSW’95) discuss “wise mind” living.

January 23, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

Dr. Shear Publishes First Clinical Review of Complicated Grief in NEJM

A clinical review of complicated grief by Dr. Katherine Shear in the January 8, 2015, New England Journal of Medicine delivers a fillip for its treatment and diagnosis in medical settings.

January 21, 2015 @ 5:45 pm

Social Work Students, Help Us Continue the Work That Martin Luther King, Jr., Started

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Day, Dean Takamura says that social workers can benefit from “learning about or reacquainting ourselves with one of the most critical periods in the history of the United States,” which continues to shape the present.

January 20, 2015 @ 5:51 pm

Courtney Cogburn Receives Provost’s Diversity Grant for Work on Media Coverage of Ferguson

Assistant Professor Courtney D. Cogburn has been selected to receive a Provost’s Grants Program Award for Junior Faculty who Contribute to the Diversity Goals of the University, for a project titled “Black Face to Ferguson: A Mixed Methodological Examination of Media Racism, Media Activism and Health.”

January 8, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

SWM014: Marking 10 Years of Health Research in Central Asia, with Louisa Gilbert and Angela Aifah

In this podcast, we talk to Associate Professor Louisa Gilbert, who co-directs, with Professor Nabila El-Bassel, the School of Social Work’s Global Health Research Center of Central Asia. This year marks the 10th anniversary of their efforts to assist regional NGOs in Central Asia with developing solutions to the region’s HIV/STI, hepatitis C and TB epidemics.

December 16, 2014 @ 6:13 pm

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