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BUSSW Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Robert D. Eschmann is completing his PhD at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Eschmann’s research focuses on social media and youth development, urban education reform, the geography of poverty, and adolescent experiences with violence, prejudice, and discrimination. His current work utilizes a sample of high achieving... More

BUSSW Community Activism in Action

In solidarity with those who may be affected by actions that are inconsistent with our social work values, our Code of Ethics, and the standards of our profession, BU School of Social Work community members are leading the charge for social justice.  Following our NASW Code of Ethics, our community has and can... More

Special Lecture: “The Sociocultural Context of Coping: Homicide Victims and African American Survivors,” with University of Maryland Professor Tanya Sharpe

On January 24 at the BU Castle, BU School of Social Work welcomed University of Maryland Professor Tanya Sharpe. Sharpe’s lecture, entitled, “The Sociocultural Context of Coping: Homicide Victims and African American Survivors,” focused on her work and research around the African American experience of homicide victimization. “My commitment to build... More

BRIDGE Program Graduates Eight

On December 12, 2016, friends, family, faculty, alumni, and members of the BUSSW community gathered to celebrate eight special students as they graduated from the Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education (BRIDGE) Program. Recognizing that while immigrants and refugees make numerous contributions to the larger society, they often face... More

BUSSW Dean Steketee Releases Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Our School of Social Work stands in solidarity with those caught in the crossfires of the United States President's recent Executive Order restricting entry into the United States and blocking resettlement programs for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. These actions are inconsistent with our social... More

Q&A with Erika Gaitan ’13, City Year Scholar

Each year, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) offers three scholarships to a City Year member or alumnus who provided at least one year of service to City Year.  Texas-native Erika Gaitan ’13 was selected from an international pool of candidates for a BUSSW “Give a Year” Scholarship for... More

Uncertain Times: A Note from Dean Gail Steketee to the BUSSW Community

In the wake of last week’s national election results, I wanted to take a moment to re-affirm our community’s shared commitment to the core values of our social work profession. The NASW Code of Ethics includes the social work values of: service social justice dignity and worth of the person importance of human relationships integrity competence  In the... More

A Center for Promise Research Fellow, Professor Linda Sprague Martinez Prepares Youth in Five US Cities to Lead Community Health Assessment

“This is really about asking the question: ‘To what extent do youth have power and agency to inform the policies impacting them?’” Professor Linda Sprague Martinez told Currents about her new project “Barriers to Wellness: Voices and Views from Young People in Five Cities.” Sprague Martinez set out to engage youth... More

UPitt Dean Larry Davis Presents “Engaging Our Communities: Dialogue and Action on Racial Justice”

"A columnist for my local newspaper said, 'The only thing that America dislikes talking about more than class is race.' Well, we [the social work profession] must prepare ourselves to be comfortable talking about both," University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Dean Dr. Larry E. Davis told an audience of... More

Professor Melvin Delgado Publishes Urban Friendships and Community Youth Practice

Dr. Melvin Delgado, Professor of Macro Practice and Co-Director, Center for Addiction Research & Services recently published a new book as part of a series.  The book is entitled Urban Friendships and Community Youth Practice. It appears in Oxford’s Social Justice and Youth Community Practice series of which Melvin is the Senior Editor with... More