1. Professor Waldfogel Cited for Her Work on Paid Parental Leave

    California is the first state to offer paid parental leave. Professor Jane Waldfogel has studied the impact of that decision. Her work is cited in TheUpshot, a policy analysis site run by the New York Times: “Paid Leave Encourages Female Employees to Stay,” by Claire Cain Miller (28 July 2014).


  2. Congrats are owed to two of our recent graduates, Hayley Beth Cooper and Erin Foley. Their weddings were announced in the New York Times Style section this past weekend! We wish you long life and happiness and everything good!

  3. Alumna Makes Strides on STEM Education for Blacks & Latino/as


    One of our alums, Amy Shapiro (MS’12), is profiled in Womenetics for her pioneering work on behalf of CODE20140, a San Francisco nonprofit that works on closing the skills gap & opportunity divide for Blacks & Latino/as in engineering & technology. Well done, Amy!

  4. Celebrating Another Successful Collaboration with Children’s Corps!

    CC’s summer training academy, which is held in the Social Work Building and involves some of our profs, ends today. We are sorry to see all these great young people leave. But we also know they are going to do great things for foster children after going through CC’s rigorous training on how to be a caseworker. You go, guys!

  5. Leo Cabassa Awarded Major NIMH Grant for Healthy Lifestyle Intervention

    Associate Professor Leo Cabassa has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct clinical trials of a peer-led health lifestyle intervention versus usual care services in two supportive housing agencies in New York City (Pathways to Housing and the Federation Employment and Guidance Service) serving diverse clients with serious mental illness who are overweight or obese.

  6. Heidi Allen Joins Elite Cadre on Health and Aging Policy

    Congratulations to Prof Heidi Allen, who has been selected as a 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellow. The program is designed to build a cadre of professionals with a sincere commitment to aging issues who can help shape a positive and healthy future for older Americans by contributing valuable science and practice knowledge to the health care policy arena. In addition, Fellows play an important role in bringing greater awareness and sophistication in health policy to the clinical and scientific communities. The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program was created through the support of the Atlantic Philanthropies.

  7. 25 posts! Hooray!

    25 posts! Hooray!

  8. Grief: Reframing the Way We Think About Love and Loss, by Dr. Katherine Shear →

    In this article for Pacific Standard, Dr. Katherine Shear, director of CSSW’s Center for Complicated Grief, explains acute grief and how we can reshape it to regain the capacity to lead satisfying and meaningful lives.

  9. Alumna Mary Rockefeller Morgan previews new memoir of her lost twin brother

    In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amidst the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Mary, Michael’s twin, set off on a futile search, only to return empty handed and empty hearted. What followed were Mary’s 27-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin’s death, which haunted her relationships and controlled her life.

    In this startlingly frank and moving memoir, Mary R. Morgan, an alumna of the Columbia School of Social Work, struggles to claim an individual identity, which enables her to face Michael’s death and the huge loss it engendered. Read her preview of the book on her HuffPost Blog; order the electronic version.

  10. The CSSW Graduation Ceremony of a Week Ago (May 21st)

    Here it is again, as a slideshow. Enjoy!