Mosaics – Fall 2021

Podcast Refresh

We've relaunched our podcast! New format, new website, more engaging, more relevant. Graphic of sound wave-shaped buffalo surrounded by large headphones.

Visit our new podcast website and listen to our new format, hosted by Clinical Assistant Professor Peter Sobota.

Inside the issue

Racial Justice Network

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Association of Black Social Workers

Gloria James.

Why I'm Here: Meet Our Students

Portrait of Sarah Richards-Desai.

Dean's Column

Portrait of Keith Alford.

Q&A with Keith A. Alford

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Maureen Hammett
Vice Dean/Chief of Staff

Sarah J. Watson
Associate Director of Communications

Jana Eisenberg
Contributing Editor/Writer

Design and Photography

Joseph Galanti (design)
IDesign, Inc.

Dylan Buyskes (photography)
Onion Studio, Inc.


Mosaics, the newsletter of the UB School of Social Work, is produced twice a year. November 2021. Volume 16, Number 1.

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