U-M School of Social Work

OGA: PEACE CORPS info session 3/17

Posted On: 03/02/10 | Comments (0)

The Peace Corps office at the University of Michigan will be hosting a general information session.

Wed, March 17th
3816 SSWB
(Drinks and snacks provided, brown bag your lunch)

Information on the many program areas and regional placements available to social work students in the Peace Corps will be presented by the University of Michigan Peace Corps coordinators and a recruiter from the Chicago regional office. Information will also be provided on the application and placement process. Lastly, a panel of returned volunteers will be present to share their stories and answer any questions you may have about life in the Peace Corps. This is a great first step for any student thinking of applying for the Peace Corps, but will be specially tailored for social work students. If you are unable to make it to the information session please contact the campus Peace Corps office using the information below.


US Social Forum Local Planning Meeting

Posted On: 01/06/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, January 7, 5:30 p.m.
3752 SSWB

Come and learn about and be a part of the Washtenaw County planning for the US Social Forum Detroit.

Agenda items include:

• Agenda and logistics for MLK Day event
• Community outreach updates and next steps
• USSF internships
• Upcoming events and partnerships -- Hip Hop Summit, BIBTIF, Social Justice Conference

OFI Now Accepting Request for Field-Related Transportation Assistance Applications

Posted On: 10/12/09 |

The Office of Field Instruction is now accepting Request for Field-Related Transportation Assistance Applications. Please see the OFI webpage for the complete application and minimum requirements: http://www.ssw.umich.edu/programs/msw/ofi/Transportation_Assistance_Policy_and_Application.pdf

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.

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.


MSW Student Jamie Phillip to Receive Rosalie Ginsberg Award

Posted On: 04/23/09 | Comments (0)

MSW Student Jamie Phillip was selected to receive the Rosalie Ginsberg Award for Community Service & Social Action's Outstanding Campus Impact Award. This award is given to individual students or student organizations that have demonstrated excellence in creating, developing, or sustaining opportunities for community service, social action, and learning.

Professor Checkoway Gives Keynote Address

Posted On: 04/07/09 | Comments (0)

University of Michigan School of Social Work Professor Barry Checkoway gave the keynote address at Princeton University's Alcohol Coalition Committee (ACC) seminar titled "High-Risk Drinking: Catalyzing a Culture Change."


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.


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."

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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


John Tropman to Present at the Washtenaw Area Council for Children Lecture Series

Posted On: 02/24/09 | Comments (0)

The Washtenaw Area Council for Children is pleased to announce its Lecture Series for 2008-09 titled, “TOUGH TIMES: Helping Children, Families and Those Who Serve Them Through Economic Hard Times.”


Professor Daphna Oyserman Cited in New York Times

Posted On: 02/12/09 | Comments (0)

U-M Professor of Psychology Richard E. Nisbett wrote an op-ed appearing in the New York Times that cited Professor Daphna Oyserman’s research on education. Read the article, here.