News: Natural Disaster
Putting Social Work Books Back on the Shelves at the University of Puerto Rico
In September of last year, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, the worst natural disaster on…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.