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Harlem Loses a Civil Rights Activist and Educator

At a time when Columbia University is confronting its historic relationship with slavery, and as we are also nearing the…

February 24, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

Global Social Work: Paths to Service in Africa

In an online event held on February 15, alumnus Jarret Schecter (MSW’14) and Columbia School of Social Work Professor Lynn…

February 23, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

Extending the Reach of Clinical Services: Tele-health and Social Work

In an online event held on January 30, 2017, CSSW alumna and adjunct faculty member Amelia Ortega and full-time faculty…

February 3, 2017 @ 11:00 pm

In These Troubled Times, Be Brave, Engage, and Learn

By Irv Garfinkel, Interim Dean We live in troubled times. As we cope, it is useful to keep in mind…

January 27, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

Which Programs Work Best for Helping Homeless Veterans, and What Hurdles Does a Non-Vet Face in Providing Services?

In an online event held on October 4, 2016, alumna Rachel Waltz described her experience of working with HUD-VASH, a…

October 11, 2016 @ 11:02 pm

Veronica Guruceaga (MSW’98) to Class of 2018: “Being a social worker is a way of life.”

Dean Takamura, professors and faculty members, my fellow speakers, and to all of you graduate students becoming part of Columbia…

August 31, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

Why Is It So Hard for Veterans to Seek Treatment for PTSD, and What Impact Does It Have on Their Families?

In an online event held on February 23, 2016, Columbia School of Social Work alumnus Michael Day (MSW’10), who served…

March 8, 2016 @ 12:00 am

ALUMNI OPINION: The “Gun Problem” Isn’t a “Mental Illness Problem.” It’s Just a “Gun Problem.”

Increasingly, when we talk about gun violence in this country we also talk about mental illness. In many ways, this…

November 14, 2015 @ 1:50 am

An Alumna Contributes Mental Health Expertise to Policy Symposium in Zambia

In March of this year the Columbia School of Social Work hosted Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina for a public lecture…

October 27, 2015 @ 10:19 pm

Social Workers and Other Healthcare Professionals, Consider This New Resource on End-of-Life Care

September 14, 2015 By Richard B. Stuart (MSW’60, DSW’65) As a passionate advocate of planning end-of-life care, I encourage social…

September 14, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

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