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Remembering Steven Schinke

Professor Schinke’s groundbreaking research significantly moved forward social work knowledge in many important domains including mental health, substance abuse, AIDS…

January 11 @ 11:53 am

An Animated Holiday Greeting for Our Supporters

To the School of Social Work’s students, alumni, friends and supporters: Please enjoy this video as a token of our…

December 21, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

Social Intervention Group Joins the HEAL Initiative and Will Address Opioid Epidemic in New York State

Determined to find solutions to New York State’s opioid epidemic, CSSW’s Social Intervention Group (SIG)—led by Professor Nabila El-Bassel and…

December 21, 2018 @ 10:43 am

Heidi Allen Receives SSWR Award for her Work on Health Care Policy

Associate Professor Heidi Allen will receive the Social Policy Researcher Award from the Society for Social Work and Research at…

December 18, 2018 @ 5:54 pm

First Stop Washington, DC, for an “Unstoppable” Career in Social Policy

Policy-track MSW students are a special breed. Not content to learn only direct-practice skills with clients, they spend a whole…

December 18, 2018 @ 5:47 pm

On World AIDS Day 2018, “Know Your Status” Really Is a Matter of Status

By Elwin Wu Do you remember the first time you saw a man and a woman kiss? Most young adults…

December 18, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

Statement by Interim Dean Irwin Garfinkel on Recent Hate Crimes

Since Dean Garfinkel composed this message, an anti-Semitic act took place closer to home. On November 28, 2018, an act…

November 12, 2018 @ 5:20 pm

Advice for CSSW Students Seeking to Become Media Savvy

Whether it is online publications such as Quartz, Vice, BuzzfeedNews, or Vox, or more traditional news media such as CNN,…

November 12, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

Suffering from Anxiety? Alumnus Mel Schwartz Has the Solution

by Abigail Forget This article originally appeared in The Low Down, an online publication of the Columbia Alumni Association, and…

November 12, 2018 @ 4:33 pm

Congratulations to Dr. Desmond Patton for Being Awarded Tenure at Columbia University

The Columbia School of Social Work congratulates Associate Professor Desmond Upton Patton for being awarded tenure at Columbia University. Dr….

November 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm