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In Address to Class of 2018, Alumnus Dr. Charles E. Lewis Calls for More Social Workers to Enter Politics

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Dr. Charles E. Lewis at the graduation ceremony for…

October 8, 2018 @ 10:28 pm

Desmond Patton Receives Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research

For his groundbreaking research on social media and youth violence prevention, Assistant Professor Desmond U. Patton has received the 2018…

July 19, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

James O. Hackshaw, Gifted Professor of Community Organizing and Trainer of American Service Volunteers, Dies at 95

The Columbia School of Social Work mourns the passing of James O. Hackshaw, who taught community organizing and urban community…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

New Study: Responses to Grief Predict Aggressive Tweets Among Gang-Involved Chicago Youth

Mounting evidence suggests a possible link between threats of violence on social media and real-world retaliations, fights, and shootings. In…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:43 pm

School Mourns the Loss of Beloved Alumna and Outstanding Teacher Agnes Louard

On March 28, 2018, retired Associate Professor Agnes A. Louard died peacefully at her home in New York City at…

July 18, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

Vera Shlakman, Economics Scholar Who Joined CSSW after Red Scare, Dies at 108

The Columbia School of Social Work mourns the loss of Dr. Vera Shlakman, a distinguished professor emerita who passed away…

July 18, 2018 @ 3:46 pm

Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?  New Study by Desmond Patton

As the inescapability of social media erodes the boundary between public and private spheres, law enforcement faces new questions about…

November 2, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

Juvenile Justice Expert Vincent Schiraldi Joins School of Social Work as Senior Research Scientist

Youth justice reformer and innovator Vincent Schiraldi will be joining the Columbia School of Social Work in October 2017 as a…

September 26, 2017 @ 5:29 pm

Can an Online Intervention Prevent Drug Use Among Teen Girls? New Study Says Yes

Adolescent drug use may be a universal problem, but its gendered aspects have been chronically under-explored. For more than a…

August 24, 2017 @ 5:01 pm

Assistant Professor Desmond Patton Receives Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center Fellowship

Columbia School of Social Work Assistant Professor Desmond U. Patton has been named as a 2017–18 fellow at the Berkman…

August 22, 2017 @ 6:55 pm

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