March 4, 2021

School of Social Work leadership statement deploring the rise in anti-Asian racist incidents

The rise in anti-Asian racist incidents in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic—including violent attacks on older Asians, at least one attack leading to death—is an alarming development that requires urgent response at every level.

March 2, 2021

Indigenous and Latino health researcher E. Roberto Orellana joins School faculty

E. Roberto Orellana joins the School of Social Work as professor on March 16, where he will continue his research into health issues affecting Indigenous and Latinx communities. 

February 22, 2021

Forefront director Jennifer Stuber steps down after 10 years; Larry Wright named director

After 10 years as co-founder and director of the School’s Forefront Suicide Prevention innovation center, Associate Professor Jennifer Stuber has stepped down. Larry Wright, formerly deputy director at Forefront, has been named director.

February 1, 2021

Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention fills critical gap with focus on middle and high-school students

The Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, a School of Social Work research and innovation center, focuses on raising awareness and ending the sexual abuse of youth ages 12 to 17, with a special commitment to working with underserved youth in diverse communities. 

January 26, 2021

Professor Elena Erosheva named to national board to explore ways to increase diversity on space mission proposals

Elena Erosheva, a professor of statistics and social work, was selected to serve on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s committee to explore ways to increase diversity and inclusion in the leadership teams of space mission proposals submitted to NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.