News: International Studies

An Alumna Aspires to Raising the Profile of Women Across Africa

As Black History Month draws to a close, we turn to recent graduate Moiyattu Banya (MS’09), a passionate social entrepreneur who specializes in African women’s empowerment, for some inspiration.

February 28, 2013 @ 12:59 am

CUSSW Mourns the Loss of Social Work Legend Helen Rehr (SW’45, DSW’70)

Dr. Helen Rehr, CUSSW aluma extraordinaire, has died. She was 93. “We celebrate her life, her many contributions, and her unwavering commitment to social work,” said Dean Jeanette Takamura.

February 15, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

Destination China: CUSSW Pays Visit to Columbia Global Center in Beijing

In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.

February 8, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

Nine Ph.D. Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Announcing the release of a booklet listing the achievements of nine CUSSW doctoral students, program chair Julien Teitler mentioned their “broad range of important topics, including child obesity, foster care, adult and adolescent mental health, gender-based violence, and resilience among at-risk women in developing countries.”

January 22, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

Passage to Tamil Nadu: Two Social Work Students Witness a Self-Help Model of Community Development

Under the auspices of the Srinivasan Services Trust (SST), two students—Golda Calonge and Kimberly Nasatir—journeyed to Tamil Nadu, India, for eight weeks last summer.

December 12, 2012 @ 11:23 pm

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012: Time to Listen to Service Providers, the Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against AIDS

To reach the goal of “zero AIDS” in our lifetime, more provider-research partnerships are needed, argues Professor Rogério Meireles Pinto.

December 4, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

WORLD AIDS DAY 2012: What Does “Getting to Zero” Mean for Women and Girls?

Professor Nabila El-Bassel wonders whether policy makers who have set the zero AIDS goal are accounting for the unique situation of at-risk women and girls—a population that historically has not received as much attention as other key groups.

December 3, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

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