Mosaics – Spring 2023

Baby with mother.

Inside the issue

Why we need more perinatal social workers

Mother holds a sleeping baby in her arms.

MSW student wins NASW scholarship

Adam Fryer.

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth in WNY

Jack Kavanaugh.

A whole new perspective for first-year students

Three students at lodging in Costa Rica.

Class Notes

Yellow conversation bubble with "Hello!" written.

Dean's Column

Portrait of Keith Alford.



Matthew Biddle
Director of Communications and Marketing

Sarah J. Watson
Associate Director of Communications

Destiny Rust
Graduate Assistant

Design and Photography

Joseph Galanti


Dylan Buyskes
Onion Studio


Ann Whitcher Gentzke
G&A Services Inc.

Mosaics, the newsletter of the UB School of Social Work, is produced twice a year. May 2023. Volume 17, Number 2.

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Address changes and other correspondence, including Class Notes submissions, may be sent by email to or by mail to: Editor, Mosaics, University at Buffalo, School of Social Work, 685 Baldy Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260.