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Cell Phone Technology, Golf Tee, Fridge, Mower & More: Black Inventions Impact Everyday Life

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This year, the College of Social Work is celebrating the many products invented or redesigned by Black people. From the dust pan, hair brush and ice cream scooper, to the mailbox, traffic light, and curtain rod, the significant inventions of Black people have impacted the world. Take a look to see what you know and can learn.

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CSW Lecturer Shares Expertise with Columbus Dispatch, ABC6 on Coping with Stress during New Year, Holidays

As the new year approaches, so does anxiety around what it may hold, especially as we continue to deal with the uncertainty of COVID19, and now the rollout of vaccines.

Will the new year be as disruptive as 2020? When can we stop wearing masks and social distancing? Will jobs return and small businesses rebound? Now add the usual heavy weight of expectations for a new start and unrealistic resolutions, and you’re dealing with even more stress. Whatever the new year ushers in, stress will certainly be on the list.
College of Social Work senior community lecturer Kelley Breidigan, MSW, LISW-S (MSW ’09), spoke with The Columbus Dispatch and ABC6-TV about ways to cope with both New Year’s and holiday stress. Breidigan has nine years of undergraduate and graduate classroom experience and is a seasoned mental health professional.

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New Bry & Bold podcast Premieres, Addresses Racial Injustice, Inequity

You won’t want to miss the college’s new Social Change podcast spinoff, Bry & Bold, dedicated to amplifying community voices, issues and conversations that need to be heard. Host Bryanna Stigger (left) discusses with Dr. Camille R. Quinn the importance of allyship, what being an ally really means, concepts of equity, and much more during this podcast premiere. Stigger serves as the college’s MSW outreach program coordinator.

Listen HERE and watch for more podcasts coming your way soon!

For previous Social Change podcasts, click here.

College’s Alumni Magazine Addresses COVID-19, Racism Head-On

Just about everything has changed with COVID-19—even the way you get your CSW alumni magazine, The Stillman!

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Click here to visit the web page.

Issue highlights include:
• A curriculum reformed
• Social work dean chairs university task force
• NASW leads a profession
• Stepping up and out during chaos
• How are parents coping during COVID-19?

Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny Appears on NPR, Publishes Op-Ed Piece

Congratulations to Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny who recently made two splashes in the media. Dabelko-Schoeny was featured on WOSU/NPR’s All Sides with Ann Fisher radio show discussing issues related to aging, ageism and how that is reflected in policymaking. Her team-written, op-ed piece was also published in the Star Tribune, identifying Adult Day Service as essential and in crisis.

Missed the show? Click here.
Interested in reading the column? Click here.
Learn more about Dr. Holly Dabelko-Schoeny here.