March 8, 2021

Tracking and understanding anti-Asian racism during the pandemic

In response to the alarming rise in incidents of harassment and violence against Chinese Americans and others of Asian ancestry, a coalition called Stop AAPI Hate came together in March 2020. School of Social Work Associate Dean for Faculty Excellence David Takeuchi has joined a team of researchers across the country on the project.

March 5, 2021

Impact report on the Grand Challenges for Social Work highlights progress to date and future goals

A newly released impact report entitled Progress and Plans for the Grand Challenges highlights the many accomplishments made at the halfway mark of the 10-year initiative.

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.