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Vol. IV No. 24   ·   23 February 2001 


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Josephine R. Lambert, SSW associate professor emerita of social work and faculty member with the African-American Studies Program, died on February 7 in Boston. She was 78.

  Josephine R. Lambert
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During her 15-year tenure at BU, which started in 1970 and ended with her retirement in 1985, Lambert taught courses in general social work practice, social group work, and the implications of institutional racism for social work practice. She also served as coordinator of the dual-degree program in African-American studies and social work and as a recruiter of minority students for the School of Social Work.

Lambert was SSW's first tenured African-American faculty member.

"Josephine made innumerable contributions to the School of Social Work," says Wilma Peebles-Wilkins, dean of the school. "She was a dedicated educator, a helpful student advisor, and a dynamic recuiter of students of color. She was also tremendously active in the community at large, particularly with young people. We will greatly miss her sensitivity, kindness, and sense of humor."

Lambert is survived by a sister, a nephew, and eight grandnieces and grandnephews. Donations may be made to the Josephine Lambert Scholarship Fund, Boston University School of Social Work, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.


23 February 2001
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