School Launches New Center
for Asian Pacific Leadership
As part of an ongoing relationship with the Korean-American community in Los
Angeles and abroad, the USC School of Social Work hosted a reception at the Radisson
Wilshire Plaza Hotel on April 6 to announce the grand opening of the newly endowed
Center for Asian Pacific Leadership Development.
The event also featured a presentation by Maura O'Keefe, USC School
of Social Work, on the results of a study on the social service and
community organizational needs of Koreatown, which was conducted
in commemoration of the centennial celebration of Korean immigration
Dean Marilyn Flynn; USC Marching Band member; Jong Kul Lee, Korean National Assembly; Je Hoon Lee
||An "Inclusive Workplace" Welcomes
Diversity On All Levels
While the backbone of today’s global economy is an increasingly diverse
workforce, many individuals still perceive themselves as outsiders, according
to a new book by Professor Michàlle Mor Barak. In Managing Diversity Toward
a Globally Inclusive Workplace (SAGE Publications), Mor Barak, of the USC School
of Social Work and Marshall School of Business, says many organizations pay lip
service to a culture of acceptance, but few have adopted measures for a truly
Kathleen Ell, D.S.W.
|| Cancer Patients Face Undiagnosed
Depression, Ell Finds in New Study
Nearly one-fourth of low-income minority women with cancer suffer from
depression, but few are diagnosed or treated for it, according to a study
published in the May
issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Twenty-four percent of women
met standard criteria for major depressive disorder, said Professor Kathleen
Ell, lead author of the study.
Mural artist Eleanor Randall, Starlite Randall (MSW '01)
and James H. Randall
||Making "Connections" at
a Family Affair
On March 22, the USC School of Social Work celebrated the grand opening of the
Randall Information Center and the installation of "Connections," a
mural depicting diverse images of the academic experience, both of which were
made possible by a generous gift from the James H. Randall Family Foundation.
In addition to housing the Arlien Johnson Social Work History Collection, the
Randall Information Center offers students computer access to electronic research
tools including library databases and catalogs, group study areas and a social
work librarian to provide research assistance and instruction.
Maldonado & Alma Mejorado
Alvillar & Maribel Romero
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The California Social Welfare Archives maintains the most extensive and complete
collection of social welfare history in Southern California. The USC-recognized
organization is supported by the School of Social Work.