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View the Online Library Orientation

Posted On: 08/31/09 | Comments (0)

All new incoming students are required to view the online library orientation located at:

Financial Aid Disbursement

Posted On: 08/28/09 | Comments (0)

Financial aid (grants, scholarships, loans) for all students enrolled in the Fall 2009 term will be disbursed on August 29, 2009. Financial aid will first pay tuition, fees, and any other charges due to the University. Any money remaining after these amounts are paid will be refunded to the student. Students who have direct deposit set up will receive a deposit on September 3, 2009. If direct deposit is not set up, a refund check will be mailed on September 3, 2009 to the student's current address. All students should be sure to keep their current address updated in wolverine access: http://wolverineaccess.umich.edu/

All students receiving financial aid should also review the Office of Financial Aid Newsletter for additional information:

If you have questions regarding your financial aid package, call 734-936-0961.

APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Award for sw/psych students

Posted On: 08/25/09 | Comments (0)

APA Early Graduate Student Researcher Award

The APA Science Student Council is pleased to sponsor an important award
for graduate students in psychological science -- the Early Graduate
Student Researcher Award. Graduate students who are in the first three
years of graduate study are eligible to apply for the three $1,000 awards,
given in basic research, applied research, and interdisciplinary research.
Over the last several years the award has been given to some outstanding
graduate students in psychological science.


Categories: PhD Students

For Psych SW Students: Upcoming Awards Deadline: September 15, 2009

Posted On: 08/25/09 | Comments (0)

Good afternoon,

Please consider applying for the following awards.



Resources for Students with Children

Posted On: 08/24/09 | Comments (0)

Be sure to visit The Students with Children website:

This site is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/elder care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information. The Web site was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI) and is maintained by the Work/Life Resource Center.

For additional information on Work/Life supports for faculty, staff and students, please also visit the following sites:

Work/Life Resource Center site:

U-M Child Care Gateway:

All School Tailgate!

Posted On: 08/21/09 | Comments (0)

Kick off this year's football season and school year by attending the All School Tailgate. Lunch will be provided. Students, staff, faculty and their family are welcome to attend. U-M will be playing Western Michigan University. The game begins at 3:30. Please feel free to attend the tailgate even if you aren't attending the game. Please be sure to register (by August 31st) for this event in advance by going to:

When: Saturday 09/05/09, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: SSWB (McGregor Commons)
Sponsor: Office of Student Services & Student Union

Important Field Announcements for Incoming Students

Posted On: 08/21/09 | Comments (0)

The Office of Field Instruction welcomes students to Fall term!
Foundation Field Seminar Classes (SW 531) start on Tuesday, September 15, 11:30-1:30. Sections will be assigned at the upcoming REQUIRED Pre-Field Orientations. Please click here for more detailed information:

Categories: MSW Students

Open Course for Fall 2009

Posted On: 08/20/09 | Comments (0)

As I review responses from our annual alumni survey, I am noticing a common thread. Many alumni state that they wish they had developed more knowledge about substance abuse intervention and treatment before graduating. Knowledge about this area is needed in their daily work with families. So if you have space in your schedule, consider enrolling for SSW643 - Drug Policies:Prevention, Treatment, Law and Social Policy. It is still open.

Categories: Career Services

Sign Up for Community Service Day Now!

Posted On: 08/19/09 | Comments (0)

Incoming MSW students are encouraged to kick off the program by taking part in Community Service Day (September 2nd). This is a great opportunity to meet other students in the program while helping a great non profit organization.

To sign up, call the Office of Student Services (734-936-0961) by August 26, 2009. Sites will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The full listing of sites can be found at:

Rackham seeks volunteers for New Student Fall Welcome

Posted On: 08/19/09 | Comments (0)

Dear Graduate Student:

Rackham is seeking volunteers to help welcome 1,300 new graduate students to the University of Michigan at our Fall Welcome on Friday, September 4th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Rackham Building.

Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the Registration area and handing out registration folders; directing representatives to their tables at the Resource Fair; and (most importantly) greeting new graduate students with a warm Michigan smile!

Attire volunteers are asked to wear: a U-M polo/T-shirt or U-M graduate program polo/T-shirt and khaki or dark pants or skirt (no jeans, please). A brief meeting with all volunteers is scheduled on Thurs., Sept 3rd, at 9:30 a.m. in the Executive Board Room in the Rackham Building.


Categories: PhD Students

Closed Course Petition decisions

Posted On: 08/14/09 | Comments (0)

Decisions on closed course petitions will be coming to your umich email beginning early next week. Be sure to check your email daily beginning August 18.

Non-SSW GSI Positions in Sociology

Posted On: 08/13/09 | Comments (0)


100 – Principles of Sociology
102 – Contemporary Social Issues
210 – Elementary Statistics
215 - Organization & Society
305 – Introduction to Sociological Theory
312 – Evaluating Evidence
315 – Economic Sociology
344 – Marriage and the Family
345 – Sociology of Sexuality
510 – Statistics I


Office of Global Activities Announcement

Posted On: 08/13/09 | Comments (0)

To learn about global social work opportunities, please visit:

You will find a comprehensive step-by-step guide on securing a global social work opportunity on our website. There is also a helpful FAQ section and resources that discuss the difference between Field and Special Studies. You can also email ssw.oga@umich.edu or call 734-936-1964 on Mon, Wed, and Thurs.

Advanced Standing and 16-month students must be enrolled in field instruction during the Fall Term of their admit year to be eligible for an international field placement. 20-month students are not eligible field credit because they are not enrolled during Spring/Summer Term. 20-month students are eligible for Special Studies credit for any research based on international work.

The costs involved are different for each placement and dependent on your length of stay. The range can span from $4500 - $9800 for a 8-12 week stay. Please note that if you are a 16-month student or an Advanced Standing student, you will also be paying for Spring/Summer tuition on top of expenses for your global social work experience.

New mini course Fall term 2009

Posted On: 08/11/09 | Comments (0)

The following new mini course is now available for registration:

SW 799, section 008 (credit hours: 1)
Comparative Social Policy Seminar: Examining Social Welfare Policy in the US and Singapore
Thursdays mornings beginning September 10 at 8:00 a.m.
Additional details including a description can be found at:

Categories: MSW Students

New mini doctoral course - Qualitative Methods

Posted On: 08/10/09 | Comments (0)

The following new mini doctoral course is now available for registration:

SW 838, section 001 (credit hours: 1)
Introduction to Qualitative Methods
Sundays, 2-5 p.m.
September 27, October 4, 11, 18, and 25
Room 2752 SSWB
Instructor: Karen Staller

Categories: PhD Students

Health Policy mini course has more openings

Posted On: 08/10/09 | Comments (0)

The following recently added mini course for the Fall term now has some additional space for registration. If interested you may enroll via Wolverine Access.
Health Policy and Vulnerable Populations in the United States
SW 799, section 007
Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. (beginning Sept 16)
Instructor: H. Luke Shaefer

Categories: MSW Students

Workshop: Introduction to Personal Safety – Empower Yourself!

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

Thursday, August 13, 2009
Time and Location:
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Pre-registration is required - see below for details

How can I tell if I’m in danger?
How do I signal before an attack that I will not make a good victim?
What are my choices for protecting myself?
What if I freeze up or forget what to do?
I want to feel powerful and safe – what do I need to know?


Do you have international study interests?

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

The University of Michigan International Institute (II) houses 18 centers and programs focused on specific world regions and global themes. Our centers rank among the nation’s finest in their respective fields of study and bring together faculty experts from across the U-M campus. Six of our centers have been designated as U.S. Department of Education National Resource Centers, earning this status in prestigious peer-reviewed competitions. We are looking for both incoming and continuing students who have an interest in, or wish to focus on a particular world region or country, as part of their studies or for their own enrichment.


Fulbright Information Sessions

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

U.S. State Department offers Fulbright Information Sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 5
Thursday, August 6
Monday, August 10
Thursday, August 13

- all sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 SSWB in the School of School of Social Work Building.

The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries. The State Department makes Fulbright fellowships available to over 1,500 U.S. students annually to study, conduct research, teach English, or train in the creative arts in more than 140 countries worldwide. The competition is administered at the University of Michigan through the International Institute. At the information session, a University of Michigan Fulbright Program Advisor will describe the application and selection process and provide suggestions for making your application more competitive.


New mini course - Health Policy and Vulnerable Populations in the United States

Posted On: 08/05/09 | Comments (0)

A new mini course has just been added to the course schedule for the Fall term. There is limited space availability. The course information is as follows:

Health Policy and Vulnerable Populations in the United States
SW 799, section 007
Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. (beginning Sept 16)
Instructor: H. Luke Shaefer

Click Here for details on the specific meeting dates and the course descriptions.

Categories: MSW Students

Looking for a course outside of the School of Social Work?

Posted On: 08/04/09 | Comments (0)

Women’s Studies is pleased to offer Feminism and Health with Professor Julia Seng during Fall 2009. This course will be an interdisciplinary experience and Women’s Studies students are very welcome. WS 801-001 will be offered on Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm. Individual students' work will be tailored to their scholarly interest in women's health.