News: Pandemic

Enact Fundamental Change to Address Poverty

The COVID pandemic exacerbated poverty in the United States, and the Biden administration should take significant steps to support those…

February 19 @ 9:25 pm

Undergraduates Engage with Social Work through the Justice and Pandemics Preparedness Academy

Columbia School of General Studies reached out to CSSW to partner on a novel Columbia undergraduate co-curricular program. Toward the…

January 25 @ 11:47 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

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

The Power of Collective Action

Illustration by Julie Winegard Coronavirus has exposed many fault lines in our society. We need to work together to enact…

August 14, 2020 @ 8:09 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

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

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

Dr. Shear’s Work Widely Shared on China’s Tomb-Sweeping Day

As the impact of COVID-19 continued to alter lives worldwide this spring, Dr. M. Katherine Shear’s work on complicated grief…

April 14, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In mobilizing a response to the coronavirus, policymakers have yet to consider the mental health implications. A long-time member of…

March 18, 2020 @ 3:46 am

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