Category: Alumni

MinnPost: Saida Abdi (SSW’19) Co-Authors ‘Race, Resistance, and Rage in the Midst of COVID-19’

In an op-ed for Minneapolis Post, BUSSW alum Saida M. Abdi, PhD (SSW’19) and her sister, Cawo M. Abdi, both professors at the University of Minnesota, explore their communities’ experiences following the murder of George Floyd. By Saida Abdi and Cawo Abdi | June 4, 2020Originally published by MinnPost Minneapolis-St. Paul is burning with rage while demonstrations continue around […]

Social Workers Invited to Participate in APHA Survey on COVID-19 Impact

The American Public Health Association Wants to Hear from You As social workers, we know that we must address the immediate, as well as the emergent, crises that accompany any pandemic. And yet, stay at home and social distancing orders have affected our ability to know social work’s role. Some of our workplaces have been […]

Prof. Ruth Awarded CSWE Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education

Betty J. Ruth (SSW ’84, SPH ’85), clinical professor at BUSSW and director of BU’s Dual Degree Program in Social Work and Public Health, is the 2020 recipient of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. CSWE President Darla Spence Coffey writes, “Few educators have done as […]

Edith Ditta Lowy

BUSSW Remembers Beloved Alum, Edith “Ditta” Lowy (SSW‘88)

Edith “Ditta” Lowy (SSW‘88), social worker, mother, grandmother, and devoted wife of the late BUSSW professor, Louis Lowy, an international social worker and gerontologist, passed away at the age of 94 on April 27, 2020, in Newton, Mass. Born in Vienna, Ditta met Lou in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust. They reunited at […]