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Mini Course Detail

Posted On: 03/31/09 | Comments (0)

You can view details on dates and descriptions of specific mini courses (SW 790 and SW 799) by clicking on the section link in the SSW web site Class Schedule http://ssw.umich.edu/programs/classes/.

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NY State Senate Fellowship

Posted On: 03/31/09 | Comments (0)

The NY Senate 2009-2010 Post-Graduate Fellowship is now accepting applications for those interested in working in the office of an elected Member of the New York Senate.

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CV Critique Days

Posted On: 03/30/09 | Comments (0)

Your CV is often the first chance a search committee has to assess your candidacy for an academic job so make sure it is as strong as possible! The University of Michigan Career Center is offering individual feedback on CV's during the first few weeks in April.

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Open House Student Panelist Contact Info.

Posted On: 03/30/09 | Comments (0)

We were glad to see so many students attend Open House on March 25th and 26th. As promised, here is the contact information for the students who spoke on the current student panel. Please feel free to contact them if you have any questions about their experiences in the MSW program.

Cerise Carrington (cmcar@umich.edu)
Edmund Lewis (edmundl@umich.edu)
Matthew Stewart-Fulton (mjfulton@umich.edu)
Lisa Smith (lisacsmi@umich.edu)
Melissa Villegas (melissv@umich.edu)

Combined/Cross-listed courses with other U-M units

Posted On: 03/26/09 | Comments (0)

Some courses offered at the University of Michigan are combined with Social Work, which means Social Work has a course number associated with the class for which you can enroll. These courses have now been added to the Fall 2009 Class Schedule. There are no such offerings for the Spring/Summer term. However you can still take other graduate level courses outside of the School of Social Work even if they are not combined. Some that may be of interest to you can be found in the Outside Class Listings section.

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Social Work Sp/Su 2009 Research Partnership--Due April 15, 2009

Posted On: 03/26/09 | Comments (0)

This program funds spring/summer research for PhD students working with Social Work Faculty. Any PhD student in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science who is in good standing can apply for this funding with a faculty member. The joint doctoral program will provide a 1:1 match with a faculty member's funds up to a total of $8000 for the summer.

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2009 Summer Funding--Due April 3, 2009

Posted On: 03/26/09 | Comments (0)

Summer 2009 funding is available to students to enable them to carry forward their program of study during spring/summer terms.

You may request up to $4,000 in aid from the PhD program.

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Upcoming Events for Grad Students with Children

Posted On: 03/26/09 | Comments (0)

Rackham sponsored events for graduate student parents and families.

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Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship--Due April 3, 2009

Posted On: 03/26/09 | Comments (0)

The One Term Dissertation Fellowship is intended for students to speed the process of completing their dissertation. This fellowship may be used during Fall 2009, Winter 2010 or Spring/Summer 2010.

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Come Celebrate With Us At The Career Center's Open House!

Posted On: 03/25/09 | Comments (0)

Career Services Open House
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Locating Field Instruction SW 515 and SW 691 in Wolverine Access

Posted On: 03/25/09 | Comments (0)

When searching for classes in Wolverine Access in order to locate Field Instruction you will need to check the box that says to Include Independent Study classes.

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SIMS Medal Award--Due Friday, April 10, 2009

Posted On: 03/25/09 | Comments (0)

The Judith and Howard Sims Medal annually recognizes an outstanding paper or project by a graduate student which illuminates or improves the interactive effects of multiple environments—home, neighborhood, school, and workplace—on the functioning of the family. The Sims Medal includes an actual medal and a monetary award of $ 5,000 made possible by an endowment established by Judith and Howard Sims, both graduates of the University of Michigan.

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Rackham Debt Management Award--Due Monday, March 30, 2009

Posted On: 03/25/09 | Comments (1)

The Debt Management Awards were established by anonymous donors to encourage Rackham doctoral students to pursue public interest careers upon completing their graduate degrees. This award is designed to lighten the financial burden for students with sizeable loan debt who will pursue public interest careers.

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Gerontological Social Work Fellowship

Posted On: 03/24/09 | Comments (0)

Post-MSW fellowship opportunity for those interested in developing advanced clinical skills in work with the elderly in a range of health care settings.

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Registration - SSW computer lab available April 1

Posted On: 03/24/09 | Comments (0)

The computer classroom, B696 in the School of Social Work (inside the library) has been reserved on April 1 specifically for use for student course registration.

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Dr. Gershoff Discusses Physical Punishment

Posted On: 03/23/09 | Comments (0)

Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff's, "the Report on Physical Punishment in the United States," was released by Phoenix Children's Hospital the week of March 23, 2009.

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Professor Quoted in New York Times

Posted On: 03/23/09 | Comments (0)

Professor Larry M. Gant is quoted in the New York Times on Detroit’s struggling nonprofit organizations in the article "As Detroit Struggles, Foundations Shift Mission."

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Mini/Topic Courses

Posted On: 03/20/09 | Comments (0)

Mini courses are intensive courses designed to address advanced practice skills. These courses focus on best practices. The SW 790 course sections focus on clinical skills and the SW 799 sections focus on macro skills. The course sections are 1 credit hour for elective credit only. These are offered at various dates and times throughout the semesters and are noted in the Schedule of Classes on the SW web site and on Wolverine Access.

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Advanced Field Seminar SW 631 offered Fall term 2009

Posted On: 03/20/09 | Comments (0)

This elective course is designed to provide opportunities for social work students in advanced field placements to engage in integrative learning, peer consultation and professional eportfolio development activities. This seminar is open to all students in advanced methods and practice areas and allows them to process field related experiences in a safe milieu. It is a one credit elective that must be taken concurrently with SW 691.

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Registration Information

Posted On: 03/19/09 | Comments (0)

The Registration Information site for the upcoming Spring/Summer and Fall 2009 continuing student registration is now available on the SSW web site, here.

Backpack begins March 25 and registration begins April 1. Your registration appointment time is expected to be available for viewing on Wolverine Access on or after March 25. Please read the first document on the Registration Information page as listed above for further information about the appointment schedule.

Be sure to watch the MSW Student Blog daily from now through registration for any potential timely updates.

Remember registration is for both Spring/Summer and Fall terms.

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U-M NASW Student of the Year Announced

Posted On: 03/18/09 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan School of Social Work congratulates Tina Sang, the School's Southeastern Michigan NASW Student of the Year. Congratulations also go to our other nominated student, Bethany Hadvab. The ceremony honoring Tina and MSW and BSW students of the year from the other programs in southeastern Michigan will be held at the School on March 30.

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Priority Financial Aid Deadline for Fall/Winter 2009-10

Posted On: 03/17/09 | Comments (0)

The priority deadline for loan and work-study applications for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 is April 30. OFA must receive your processed FASFA by this deadline in order to consider you for aid.

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Career Center Looking More Like an Office

Posted On: 03/17/09 | Comments (0)

Have you stopped by Room 1696 lately? If so, you may have noticed our new front desk, licensure testing work stations, and flat screen TV.

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Presentation Today at 5:00 by Mallika Dutt of Breakthrough

Posted On: 03/16/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work is hosting a presentation today by Mallika Dutt, founder and executive director of Breakthrough: Building Human Rights Culture. Breakthrough's work is aimed at transforming public attitudes and advancing equality, justice, and dignity using the human rights framework. 

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Detroit Initiative Fundraiser

Posted On: 03/16/09 | Comments (0)

As part of the Detroit Initiative series, Psych/Am Cult 319: Empowering Families and Communities is sponsoring a day-of fund raiser tomorrow Tuesday, March 17.

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Help New Students and Earn $100!

Posted On: 03/16/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be hiring approximately 40 student assistants to help with Fall Orientation. This is an exciting opportunity to assist new students as they make their transition into the MSW program.

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Need a place to stay for Open House?

Posted On: 03/16/09 | Comments (0)

If you're coming to Open House on March 25th & 26th and need a place to stay, an MSW student may be able to host you. Please email sandragu@umich.edu if interested.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Fellowship

Posted On: 03/10/09 | Comments (0)

The VA Connecticut Health Care System is accepting applications for a one year post-MSW fellowship in psychosocial rehabilitation at the Errera Community Care Center.

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Backpack and Registration March 25 and April 1

Posted On: 03/10/09 | Comments (0)

Backpacking for both the Spring/Summer and Fall terms 2009 begins March 25. Registration is April 1. Both the Spring/Summer and Fall 2009 course schedules are now available on the SSW web site and Wolverine Access. The sites will continue to update as information is confirmed.

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Licensure Workshop

Posted On: 03/10/09 | Comments (0)

Do you know the difference between LLMSW and LMSW? Career Services is hosting a Licensure Workshop on Wednesday, March 11, from 12:00-1:00pm. Join us and find out the answers to all of your licensure questions as you prepare for employment.

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Community Organizing Internship with Compensation

Posted On: 03/09/09 | Comments (0)

Community Organizing Internship

Organization Name: Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength(MOSES)
Website: www.mosesmi.org
Location: Metropolitan Detroit
Job Terms: Full-time internship – flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Position Availability: April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009. This intern position can lead to a full-time organizing position.

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Priority Loan & Work-Study Application Deadline for Spring/Summer 2009

Posted On: 03/09/09 | Comments (0)

To be considered for all financial aid programs available to graduate students for the spring/summer term 2009, OFA must receive all your application materials by Friday, March 6, 2009, and you must register for spring/summer classes during your appointed registration enrollment time.

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Apply to be a Peer Facilitator

Posted On: 03/09/09 | Comments (0)

It's never too early to begin thinking of courses to take in the fall! The Office of Field Instruction is currently accepting applications for students interested in becoming a Peer Facilitator for the Fall 2009 Field Seminar! Applications are due on Monday, 3/23/09 at 5:00pm.

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NASW Student Social Worker of the Year Nominations

Posted On: 03/06/09 | Comments (0)

Each year one second-year or advanced standing student is selected as the University of Michigan NASW Student Social Worker of the Year. The U-M SSW Student of the Year will be honored along with BSW and MSW students of the year from the programs in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties at a ceremony to be hosted by the School on March 30.

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Panel Discussion on Advocacy and Action

Posted On: 03/05/09 | Comments (0)

Please join us for this special panel discussion on Thursday, March 19 from 2:45 to 4:00 in the Rackham Auditorium. The discussion, Advocacy and Action at the University of California: Lessons Learned from a System-Wide Approach, will be moderated by Daniel Eisenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

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Installation of Louis Burgio as Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work

Posted On: 03/04/09 | Comments (0)

Louis Burgio will be installed as Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work. The title of his lecture is "Lost in Translation: Implementing Caregiver Intervention Programs in Community Settings." The installation will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 in the Educational Conference Center.

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Apply To Be a Graduate Student Staff Assistant

Posted On: 03/03/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Student Services will be hiring incoming MSW students as Graduate Student Staff Assistants. Two students will be hired to work in the Career Center and one student will be hired to work in the Office of Student Services on recruitment, admissions, and student services.

These positions will offer full tuition, a monthly living stipend, and University health insurance.

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Free Business Cards for Students

Posted On: 03/03/09 | Comments (0)

Tired of writing your contact information on scrap pieces of paper? Networking happens when you least expect it, so be prepared with free personalized business cards from the U-M Alumni Association.

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Career Services: Upcoming Workshops

Posted On: 03/02/09 | Comments (0)

Welcome back from break! Check out this blog entry to learn when Career Services will be holding workshops and drop-off days for resume reviews. Workshop topics this month include: Licensing, Job Search Strategies, and Resume Techniques.

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Immigrants' Rights Fellowship

Posted On: 03/02/09 | Comments (0)

ACLU of North Carolina is accepting applications on a rolling basis for a job opening as an Immigrants' Rights Fellow.

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