News: COVID-19

How Columbia Researchers Are Responding to the Opioid Crisis During COVID-19

What happens when two public health epidemics—COVID-19 and opioids—collide? For this year’s Musher Lecture, Tim Hunt drew on the first-hand…

December 16, 2020 @ 10:17 pm

COVID-19 Underlines the Need for Culturally Appropriate Interventions in New York City

Prompted by the pandemic, Prof. Jinyu Liu produced a bilingual guide for Chinese seniors with dementia. Picture this: An older…

November 23, 2020 @ 5:09 pm

Six Faculty Receive Seed Funding for Projects That Address Structural Racism

The projects will contribute to Columbia University’s collaborative efforts to eradicate the racial inequities that impact our communities and our…

October 29, 2020 @ 7:49 pm

Action Lab, Now a Center, Welcomes Its First Executive Director, Dr. Ovita Williams

Created in Spring 2020, the CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice quickly reaches two significant milestones. Dean Melissa Begg recently…

October 21, 2020 @ 2:57 pm

Parole and Probation Reform in the COVID-19 Era

Illustration by Sally Deng courtesy of Human Rights Watch Columbia University’s Justice Lab produces research and engages with diverse constituencies…

August 14, 2020 @ 4:37 pm

Columbia School of Social Work Launches Social Work Action Lab for Social Justice

Born in response to COVID-19, the Action Lab now includes an Action for Black Lives campaign addressing police violence and…

June 30, 2020 @ 3:02 pm

Global Check-in with the CSSW Community on the Coronavirus Crisis

As the novel coronavirus spread around the globe and became a pandemic, the Columbia School of Social Work checked in…

June 18, 2020 @ 8:17 pm

With COVID-19 Grant, Students Launch Program to Ease Social Isolation Among Washington Heights Seniors

Left to right: Daniella Spencer-Laitt (MSW’20), Amanda Weiss (CC’17, MSW’20) and Jennifer Strauss (CC’16), founders of WH Senior Link. Want…

May 29, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

Two Thousand Masks Arrive at the Social Work Building, a Donation from Chinese Alumni for COVID-19 Relief

Shanghai-based alumna Ting Ding (pictured) arranged for a delivery of surgical masks to her alma mater on Amsterdam Avenue. As…

May 27, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

Prof. Ruha Benjamin Calls on Class of 2020 to Become “Champions of the Social Contract”

The following is the text of the graduation keynote delivered by Professor Ruha Benjamin at a virtual commencement held by…

May 21, 2020 @ 9:34 pm

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