News: Disaster management

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

CSSW Student Completes Earth Institute-Sponsored Research on Community Resilience in Post-Tsunami Japan

By the time Yuki Ohsaka (MS’15) appeared at the poster session of the Earth Institute’s AC4 Sustaining Peace Conference, she…

May 8, 2015 @ 5:49 pm

Dean’s Statement on Disaster in Nepal and Riots in Baltimore

Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

April 29, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

Sandy’s Long-term Consequences for Impoverished New Yorkers

Two years after Hurricane Sandy, what socio-economic lessons have we learned from the deadly storm? Researchers from the Columbia Population Research Center, housed within our School, comb through the data from the Robin Hood Foundation-funded Poverty Tracker for answers.

November 15, 2014 @ 12:19 am

ROUNDTABLE: The Social Work Response to the Harlem Explosion

Two faculty members and the Director of Advising discuss the fit between social work and disaster response, and how it applies to this local tragedy.

March 17, 2014 @ 11:46 pm

Mitigating Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Strengths in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

Two CSSW professors, Mary Sormanti and Marianne Yoshioka, consider the lessons learned by the social work profession in response to large-scale disasters: how many apply to the Philippines?

November 22, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

The Social Work Response to Typhoon Haiyan

Responding to the news of the devastating tropical storm that hit the central Philippines on November 8th , four of our students are joined by a CUMC research assistant in interpreting the catastrophe from a social work perspective. NOTE: Be sure to join the fundraiser in Lerner Hall on Friday, Nov. 22.

November 18, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

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