News: CSSW Faculty

SWM-003: The Presumed Incompetence of Faculty Women of Color, with Professor Carmen Gonzalez

In this podcast, Carmen Gonzalez, Professor of Law at the Seattle University School of Law, discusses the provenance, methodology, and findings of her path-breaking book about the hurdles faced by women of color in the academy. Professor Gonzalez visited the Columbia School of Social Work in September for talks with faculty, advisors, and administrators.

October 17, 2013 @ 10:12 pm

The Great Recession Raises Risk for Child Maltreatment, Columbia Researchers Find

A new study has found that the decline in consumer confidence beginning in 2007 is associated with a six-fold increase in the chances that mothers will hit their children frequently (on about at least a monthly basis). Compton Foundation Centennial Professor Jane Waldfogel is a co-author, along with doctoral candidate William Schneider.

October 14, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

Our School Makes Waves in Special Issue of Spectrum

A new issue of Spectrum is out, showing how our faculty, students and alumni are making waves in poverty-related studies, international research, student life, alumni leadership, and much more…

September 19, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

Social Enterprise Administration Program Announces New Leadership

The preeminent Social Enterprise Administration (SEA) program created and sustained by Professor Sheila (“Shelley”) Akabas will continue under the acting directorship of Professor Steven Schinke. Lecturer Monique Jethwani-Keyser will serve as convener for the program.

September 6, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

SWM-001: The Trials and Tribulations of the Trayvon Martin Case, with Professor Ron Mincy

In this pilot podcast, Professor Ron Mincy delivers thoughts on one of the summer’s racially charged events: the outcome of the trial for the shooting of African American youth Trayvon Martin. As it happens, the launch coincides with the 50th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, when Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

August 21, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

Great Recession Onset Spurs Harsh Parenting, Researchers Find

A new study, published August 5 in PNAS, finds that the onset of the Great Recession and deteriorating economic conditions has lead mothers—particularly those who carry a gene variation that makes them more sensitive to their environment—to engage in harsh parenting. Professor Irwin Garfinkel is a co-author.

August 5, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

In Honor of Professor Shelley Akabas on the Occasion of Her Retirement

Professor Shelley Akabas has just now announced her decision to retire. Over four decades, she has educated more than a thousand CUSSW students and mentored hundreds. Besides developing the Workplace Center, she developed, designed, and led the Social Enterprise Administration (SEA) method and the World of Work field of practice. Add your tribute to the comments!

May 13, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

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