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Helpful Tips for Incoming Students

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

Current students and alumni have created a guide to help incoming students learn about Ann Arbor, student life, campus resources and more. To view this go to:

View Group Advising Session Slides

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

If you would like to review some of the information presented during the group advising session, go to:
*Look for the "Group Advising Session Resources" section.

If you have more questions about registration, contact the Office of Student Services at 734-936-0961 to speak with an Academic Planning Coordinator.

CBI Program Accepting Additional Applications

Posted On: 07/31/09 | Comments (0)

A few spaces in the Community Based Initiative (CBI) program have just become available. The purpose of the CBI Program is to train committed specialists in community-based work through courses, projects, and field placements in southwest Detroit and east Dearborn.

Community Based Initiative Funding
Nonresident awards: $4,000 per semester ($16,000 total award)
Resident awards: $2,000 per semester ($8,000 total award)

Applications are due by Wednesday, August 5, 2009. More information and the application can be found at:


Job Openings with the University of Michigan

Posted On: 07/29/09 | Comments (0)

Social work job openings with the University of Michigan: www.umich.edu/~jobs/


Categories: Career Services

Program Director Job Opening for Women's Resource Center

Posted On: 07/27/09 | Comments (0)

Program Director, Women's Resource Center
University of Arizona-Division of Student Affairs
Salary: $50,000
Job Close Date: August 3, 2009

Visit the job posting and read about the application process here.

Categories: Career Services

Closed Course Petitions

Posted On: 07/24/09 | Comments (0)

Welcome new students. Many of you will begin registering in just a few days. If you find it necessary to submit a closed course petition please know that decsisions on these petitions will be an ongoing process throughout the summer. You will be informed of the decisions via email from the SSW Registrar's office. Once you have registered and submitted a petition we recommend that you check your umich email several times a week. You may find out within a few days or it may be several weeks but you can expect a response prior to the start of the term (for those submitted in July and August).

Updated parking information for August 1st SSW Commencement

Posted On: 07/23/09 | Comments (0)

UPDATED PARKING INFO: Parking will be open to the public at the Thayer Street parking structure near the Modern Language Building for parking at no charge for SSW Commencement attendance. Handicap parking is available in the parking structure. There is also some metered parking available on side streets near Hill Auditorium.


Categories: MSW Students

Useful Job Search Engine for Social Workers

Posted On: 07/22/09 | Comments (0)

Are you looking for a job? Check out www.indeed.com for open social work positions in Michigan and around the country.


Professor Oyserman Cited in Miller-McCune Report

Posted On: 07/22/09 | Comments (0)

Professor Daphna Oyserman’s research on culture was cited in the June 26, 2009 Miller-McCune report. The article, titled Not Just Another Word: Definitions of 'Freedom' Vary, highlights Oyserman’s culture research along with others, focusing on questions of what freedom means in Iran.

Categories: News & Events

Academic Integrity - Required Tutorial

Posted On: 07/10/09 | Comments (0)

All incoming students are required to complete an academic integrity tutorial and a library tutorial. The academic tutorial can be viewed Here. The library tutorial will be available in early August.

Name Changes

Posted On: 07/10/09 | Comments (0)

Students who complete an official name change with the University Registrar's office need to inform the SSW Regisrar's office they have done so. Please provide us with your former and new name. Email or verbally is acceptable as we will not be making any change to your record until we see it on the University system. Thank you.

Categories: MSW Students

MSW Student Uses Social Media to Promote AIDS Work in Peru

Posted On: 07/10/09 | Comments (1)

University of Michigan School of Social Work Student Carrie Amber Rheingans is using Twitter (@crheinga) and other forms of social media to share her summer work experiences performing mobile outreach at Via Libre, the largest AIDS service organization in Peru.

In July and August 2009, Rheingans will be working to offers services for family planning and other sexually transmitted infections. Rheingans is working directly for Executive Director, Dr. Robinson Cabello, helping with the mobile outreach unit. She will be travelling to the informal housing areas outside Lima to encourage residents to get tested for HIV.


Categories: News & Events

Review Your Course Planning Worksheets

Posted On: 07/09/09 | Comments (0)

Please review your relevant Course Planning Worksheet after August 1, 2009 to ensure you have the latest updated information.