U-M School of Social Work

SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 01/07/13 | Comments (0)

SSW Spring 2013 Commencement will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Power Center. A light reception will immediately follow in the Power Center Lobby.

If you are planning to attend the SSW Spring Commencement ceremony, please RSVP to mtgorton@umich.edu and include your dissertation title.

All MSW degree candidates and PhD in Social Work & Social Science degree candidates planning to graduate in May 2013 are encouraged to participate in May commencement activities. Tickets are not required for the SSW ceremony.

Click for information on University-wide Spring Commencement.

U-M Women Leaders Making A Difference: Stories to Inspire Your Path

Posted On: 11/14/12 | Comments (0)

Want to learn how other leaders at U-M have been successful? Plan to attend U-M women Leaders Making a Difference 2012: Stories to Inspire Your Path.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Rackham Auditorium

U-M students may attend this special event FREE of charge. To gain admittance, present your student ID. Registration is not required.

SSW Winter Commencement

Posted On: 11/08/12 | Comments (0)

SSW Winter Commencement
Saturday, December 15, 2012
11:00 AM at Hill Auditorium

Reception immediately following in the 2nd floor Ballroom of the Michigan League.

If you are planning to attend the SSW winter ceremony, please email your name and title of dissertation to mtgorton@umich.edu.

Please click here for additional information.

Click for information on University-wide winter commencement.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Posted On: 10/29/12 | Comments (0)

The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the 2013 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in thirteen critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for 7 - 10 weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

The application is available online and is due November 15, 2012. Applicants must review eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.

Check out the CLS Facebook page!

Investing in Ability Week

Posted On: 09/28/12 | Comments (0)

The 22nd annual Investing in Ability events will take place October 22-26. This year's theme, "The Attitude of Accommodations: The Art and Architecture of Accessibility", explores a broad spectrum of disability topics. All events are free and everyone is welcome!

SSW Grants and Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Posted On: 07/12/12 | Comments (0)

The SSW Office of Student Services is now accepting applications for the grants and scholarships listed below. Applications are due by September 21, 2012, 5:00pm (EST) and should be submitted by email to ssw.specialprograms@umich.edu.

The Derek L. Anderson Memorial Scholarship is given to doctoral or MSW students who demonstrate leadership, support, or involvement in research or scholarship that promotes responsible and informed social work practice with transgender, bisexual, lesbian, or gay (TBLG) individuals and/or communities.

The Gus Harrison Scholarship was established by Dr. John R. Koza in honor of Gus Harrison. It is awarded to a student in social work or public administration who exemplifies the dedication to public service and integrity that has been illustrated by Gus Harrison's service to the State of Michigan Department of Corrections and the Michigan State Lottery.

The Kay Reebel Scholarship Fund is made possible by a gift from Katherine R. Reebel, emeritus professor of the School of Social Work. The Award funds are used to provide tuition support for MSW students.

The Kenneth G. Lutterman Memorial Scholarship is made possible by a gift from his wife, Jean, in memory of her husband. The scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student in good standing who is concentrating in the practice area of mental health. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. Determination of awards shall be based primarily on an evaluation of all previous undergraduate and graduate academic work, recommendations, employment experience in the human services, the applicant's written supplementary statement, and other application documents. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

The Eleanor Sabo Scholarship is awarded to a second-year MSW student who demonstrates academic excellence during the student's first or second year in the program, and while placed in a foster care and/or adoption field setting. This scholarship is awarded to an enrolled student planning on practicing in the area of foster care or adoption upon graduation.

The Sims Medal and Award is given to master's degree students who examine some aspect of the interactive efforts of home/neighborhood, workplace, and school on the functioning of family members, and who intend to purse careers in those areas. This award is administered by the School of Social Work and open to MSW students but is also open to graduate students from Education, Psychology, Architecture and Urban Planning and Business.

The Robert and Judith Wollack Scholarship is awarded to an MSW student interested in working with adolescent males in the juvenile justice system. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

The Rosemary Sarri Endowed Scholarship was made possible by gifts of alumni and friends to honor Dr. Rosemary Sarri on her retirement from the School of Social Work. Dr. Sarri generously matched these contributions to increase the fund. This scholarship is awarded to an MSW student or a doctoral student in alternating years. Preference is given to students specializing in Community Organization or Social Welfare Policy and Evaluation. Selection is based on demonstrated, outstanding potential for professional practice. This award is provided to an enrolled student.

SSW Summer Commencement

Posted On: 06/11/12 | Comments (0)

SSW Summer Commencement Ceremony
Hill Auditorium
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Reception immediately following at the School of Social Work in the Educational Conference Center.

Please click here to read important information for August 2012 MSW degree candidates.

Parent Education Group Meetings in June

Posted On: 05/16/12 | Comments (0)

The UM University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) is excited to hold a series of The Parent Education Group meetings for the month of June:

Monday, June 11 2012
Tuesday, June 19 2012
Wednesday, June 27 2012
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

All meetings will be held in Ann Arbor at UCCF, 530 Church St., East Hall, Suite 1465.

Please register by calling (734) 764-9466.

This workhop is for parents only, no child care is provided.

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CEW Graduate Fellowships

Posted On: 03/12/12 | Comments (0)

The Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan announces the Robin Wright Graduate Fellowship and the Menakka and Essel Bailey Fellowship.

Application deadline: March 15, 2012

Questions? Please contact Susan Kaufmann at kaufmann@umich.edu or 734-764-7640.

First Annual Caregiver Fair

Posted On: 03/12/12 | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 17th, 9 am - 2 pm
Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor

Presented by the Washtenaw Consortium on Aging for caregivers--parents, relatives, neighbors, and friends who may be helping an aging or disabled individual. The Fair will have 50 exhibitors, expert presentations on legal solutions, safety in the home, caring for the caregiver, basics of memory loss, etc. Admission is free.
Click here for more information.

SSW Spring Commencement Information

Posted On: 02/06/12 | Comments (0)

SSW Spring Commencement Ceremony
Power Center
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Reception immediately following in the Power Center Lobby.

Please click here to read important information for April 2012 MSW degree candidates.

North Campus Do Something and Play Day

Posted On: 02/06/12 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, February 15th, 12-2pm in the Pierpont Atrium

Engaging with students in an interactive and fun way while providing information on mental health wellness and well-being has proven to be helpful to UM students. This free event is hosted by CAPS.

Click to watch a short invitation video for this event.

Spring Commencement - Guest Visa

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

Attn: April 2012 MSW Degree Candidates

The University of Michigan will provide a letter of invitation to assist graduates whose guests need to apply for a visa in order to attend their student's commencement ceremony. The letter can be requested by filling out an online request form.

Click here for information on the School of Social Work Spring Commencement.

Click here for information on the University-wide Spring Commencement.

CCLVI Scholarship

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

The Council of Citizens with Low Vision International (CCLVI) will award three scholarships, $3,000 each to full-time entering freshmen, undergraduate and graduate college students who are low vision, maintain a strong GPA and are involved in their school/local community.

March 15th application deadline.
Questions? Call (800) 733-2258.

WCTF 2012 conference set for March 2

Posted On: 01/31/12 | Comments (0)

30 Years of Leadership, Legacy and Change
March 2, 2012
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration is now open for the 2012 Women of Color Task Force Conference. The event will feature 35 workshop sessions on a variety of topics. The keynote speaker is Johnnetta Cole, director of the National Museum of African Art. This event is open to all U-M staff, faculty, and students,a s well as the general public.

Scholarships for Legally Blind Students

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The National Federation of the Blind offers thirty scholarships, ranging from $3,000-$12,000, to recognize achievement by blind scholars and is now officially accepting applications.

Applications are due by March 31, 2012. Click here for more information or to apply online.

UM NASW Student Social Worker of the Year Nominations Being Accepted

Posted On: 01/17/12 | Comments (0)

The NASW-Michigan Chapter recognizes a University of Michigan MSW student as our student of the year. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 17 at 5:00 pm.

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Campus Mind Works Presentation & Support Group Session

Posted On: 11/23/11 | Comments (0)

"Seasonal Affective Disorder and Depression" presentation and facilitated support group session
Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30-7:00PM
Psychological Clinic (East Hall, Church Street)

Campus Mind Works Groups are open to any U-M student who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, major depression, and/or chronic anxiety, or anyone interested in obtaining more information about these issues. For a complete listing of group dates, locations, and topics, please visit campusmindworks.org

School of Social Work Joint Doctoral Program Grant - Due Monday, December 12th, 2011

Posted On: 11/07/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the School of Social Work Joint Doctoral Program Grant fund and carries a value of $6,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program.

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Rosemary Sarri Scholarship - Due Monday, December 12th, 2011

Posted On: 11/07/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Rosemary Sarri Scholarship fund in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization and carries a value of $3,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the advancement of community organizing, management, evaluation or social policy.

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Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship Fund - Due Friday, December 9, 2011

Posted On: 11/03/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship fund and carries a value of $5,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of poverty and social justice.

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Irene & William Gambrill Fellowship - Due Thursday, December 1, 2011

Posted On: 11/03/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Irene and William Gambrill Fellowship fund and carries a value of $5,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of integrating practice, research, and ethical issues.

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Phil Jenkins Award for Innovation in Depression Treatment

Posted On: 10/27/11 | Comments (0)

The U-M Depression Center is pleased to announce the availability of funds to foster innovative ideas for treatment or self-management of depression,to improve the quality of life for people living with depressive illnesses and their families,and to develop innovative strategies to sustain wellness once achieved. Applications are being accepted from U-M graduate students, residents, post-doctoral fellows or junior faculty.

$10,000 in award funds will be given out to one or more applicants for a one-year period.

Visit the Depression Center's website for more information on the award and how to apply.

Social Work & Sports Panel

Posted On: 10/10/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 16th, 12pm to 2pm (Room – TBA)

Hosted by the Office of Field Instruction, topics will include youth development, enhancing sports performance, diversity, and social work and sports careers on both the micro and macro levels. Please bring your lunch and we will provide beverages and treats.

Investing in Ability 2011 Events Announced!

Posted On: 10/07/11 | Comments (0)

Various events October 24 - November 12, 2011. Click here for a listing of scheduled events.

All events are free, open to the public and held in accessible locations. Accomodations are available by contacting disability@umich.edu a few days in advance of the event.

Harold and Vivian Shapiro/John Malik/Jean Forrest Awards - Due Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Posted On: 09/27/11 | Comments (0)

These awards were established by Harold T. Shapiro, former President of the University of Michigan, and Vivian Shapiro, former faculty member at the University of Michigan, to assist graduate students with interest payments on unsubsidized educational loans. Dr. John Malik, a devoted Rackham alumnus in Physics, established an endowment for the same purpose. Jean Forrest earned her master’s degree from Rackham in 1976, and in gratitude for her education, established an endowed fund to support graduate students with financial need. All three awards are made through a single competition.

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W.K. Kellogg Family Fellow in Children and Families - Due Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Posted On: 09/27/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the W.K. Kellogg Endowment fund and carries a value of $15,000 per award. Recipients will be known as W.K. Kellogg Family Fellows in Children and Families. Two awards will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on children and families.

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Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship - Due Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Posted On: 09/27/11 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholars fund and carries a value of $18,000 which may be awarded to one or more students. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.

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Telluride House Scholarship

Posted On: 09/19/11 | Comments (0)

  • Who: Telluride Association Michigan Branch Telluride House
  • For: ALL Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhD Students
  • What: Full Room and Board scholarship for up to 5 years in highly selective, intellectually vibrant Telluride House Community
  • When: Application due 10/19/2011 at 9am
  • Info Sessions: Sept. 20, 7:00PM, Tappan Room, Michigan Union and Sept. 22, 7:00PM, Center Room, Pierpont Commons
  • Open House: October 4th @ 6:00PM, Telluride House
www.telluride-house.org

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Ann Arbor pedestrian safety ordinance

Posted On: 07/27/11 | Comments (0)

Ann Arbor safety ordinance requires drivers to stop for pedestrians approaching or within a crosswalk. The fine for not stopping is $100 and 2 points on your license; HOWEVER, pedestrians still have to be very cautious because most motorists are either unaware of or are defying this law. Click the link above to read the full article.

Carolyn Grawi was featured in a broadcast.

Paul and Dais Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Posted On: 07/26/11 | Comments (0)

Applications now being accepted for The Paul and Dais Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Please click the link for additional information and application instructions.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is November 1, 2011.

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One Term Dissertation Award - Due Monday, August 1, 2011

Posted On: 06/30/11 | 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 2011, Winter 2012 or Spring/Summer 2012. Students must be registered (SW 995) during the tenure of the award. You are expected to devote full time to your dissertation. Once you receive the Rackham One Term Dissertation Award, you are no longer eligible for funding from the Doctoral Program.

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U-M Women Leaders Making a Difference: Stories to Inspire Your Path

Posted On: 05/24/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Power Center for Performing Arts

Click here to take advantage of the $39 special rate for this development opportunity and/or for more information.

*University of Michigan students from any campus will be admitted FREE of charge the day of the event with student ID, registration is not required and seating is limited. Please call (734) 764-7410 or email hrdevelopment@umich.edu if you have questions.

WREI Fellowship 2012

Posted On: 04/28/11 | Comments (0)

The Women's Research and Education Institute (WREI) is now accepting fellowship applications for 2012. Please click for the fellowship application and information.

Applications are due by Friday, June 10, 2011.

For more information, please visit the WREI website and/or contact (202) 280-2720 / wrei@wrei.org

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Students with disabilities: Your Experience Matters!

Posted On: 04/07/11 | Comments (0)

Please take this 10 minute survey to help us help the ‘U’ better serve you. (Chance to win a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card!)

Students with disabilities deserve an experience at the University that is accommodating and supportive of their unique abilities and needs. Share your experiences and ideas to help create a more inclusive, supportive campus for yourself and others with disabilities. Survey is accessible for the visually impaired.

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2011 Research Mini-Conference

Posted On: 04/05/11 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
9:00am - 3:00pm
Institute for Social Research, Room 6050

Hosted by the Emerging Scholars Interdisciplinary Network & the Program for Research on Black Americans. Both faculty and postdoctoral fellows will be presenting throughout the day.

Free Event -- Please RSVP to admin@emergingscholars.net or 734-615-2116 by Wednesday, April 6th.

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Diversity Talks Seminar Series

Posted On: 04/05/11 | Comments (0)

The Students of Color in Public Policy invite you to a special student-led… DIVERSITY TALKS: A SEMINAR SERIES ON POLICY AND RACE / Topic: Barriers to Transfer for Latino Community College Students

Thursday, April 7, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3240 Weill Hall
(3rd Floor Conference Room)

This event is free and lunch is provided. Space is limited, please RSVP to DiversityTalks@gmail.com .

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CAPS Wellness Zone Grand Opening

Posted On: 03/18/11 | Comments (0)

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is proud to announce the opening of a new student-centered mental health wellness effort -- called the Wellness Zone. You are invited to the opening celebration on March 31st from 6:00-7:30 pm, at CAPS (3100 Michigan Union).

Please come and have some food and most of all - some fun -- on March 31st!

For more information, please watch this short video.

Rackham Debt Management Award - Due Monday, March 21

Posted On: 03/10/11 | Comments (0)

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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2011 Summmer Funding: Due Monday, March 28th

Posted On: 03/03/11 | Comments (0)

Summer 2011 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.

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Social Science Summer Research Partnership: Due Monday, March 28

Posted On: 03/03/11 | Comments (0)

SPONSORED BY THE RACKHAM SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in allied social sciences either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree during the spring/summer term (4 months),

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Spring/Summer 2011 Research Partnership: Due Monday, March 28

Posted On: 03/03/11 | Comments (0)

SPONSORED BY THE RACKHAM SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in social work either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree during the spring/summer term (4 months).

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Imporant Information: SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 02/25/11 | Comments (0)

Graduating at the end of this term, in April 2011?

Please click here for important information on the School of Social Work Spring 2011 Commencement ceremony.

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NASW-MI Southeast Michigan SW Student of the Year Ceremony

Posted On: 02/15/11 | Comments (0)

The NASW-Michigan Chapter recognizes a University of Michigan MSW student as our student of the year. The nomination deadline is Monday March 7 at 5pm.

The University of Michigan NASW Student Social Worker of the Year will be selected based on the following criteria:
* Demonstrated leadership qualities (active member of student organization(s))
* Contribution to the positive image of a social work program
* Commitment to political and community activities
* Success in academic performance
* Degree to which the student represents the professional ethics of social work as defined in the NASW Code of Ethics

Nominators should submit a one page narrative addressing the criteria and providing student and nominator contact information. Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Student Services (1748 SSWB).

This annual event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in Denk Chapman Hall, located in the Madam Cadillac Building at Marygrove College, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221.

Driving directions to Marygrove College
Map of Marygrove College

SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 01/24/11 | Comments (0)

SSW Spring 2011 Commencement will be held at the Power Center on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM. There will be a reception immediately following in the Power Center Lobby.

All MSW degree candidates and PhD in Social Work & Social Science degree candidates planning to graduate in April 2011 are encouraged to participate in April commencement activities.

PhD degree candidates, please email mtgorton@umich.edu with your dissertation title, names of committee members, and RSVP for the SSW ceremony.

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MSA Focus Group Meetings

Posted On: 01/24/11 | Comments (0)

Students with disabilities deserve an experience at the University that is accommodating and supportive of their unique abilities and needs. Share your experiences and ideas at one of our focus groups to help create a more inclusive, supportive campus for yourself and others with disabilities:

Tuesday, January 25: 6:30-7:30PM
Wednesday, January 26: 6-7PM
Thursday, January 27: 7:30-8:30PM

All focus groups held in the MSA Offices (third floor of the Union.) Email mitchc@umich.edu to confirm your attendance. Refreshments provided.

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Rackham Health and Wellness Fair

Posted On: 01/07/11 | Comments (0)

Rackham Health and Wellness Fair
Monday, January 31, 2011
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 4th Floor, Rackham Graduate School (915 E. Washington St.)

This free event is open to all graduate and professional students and will feature: * FREE chair massages * Ask a Registered Dietitian table * information on nutrition and physical activity resources on campus * blood pressure screening *

Please register at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Nia Workshop - January 12th

Posted On: 01/06/11 | Comments (0)

In the spirit of New Year's Revitalization, OSS Wellness advocates are hosting a Nia workshop on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at
12:00-1:30pm in the ECC. Refreshments will be served!

RSVP to ssw.ossrsvp@umich.edu

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Call for Papers - 3rd Annual Conference on Poverty and Inequality

Posted On: 01/03/11 | Comments (0)

The Interdisciplinary Group on Poverty and Inequality (IGPI) is seeking graduate student papers and posters for its Third Annual Conference on Poverty and Inequality to be held in March 2011.

Students who wish to present papers or posters on any aspect of poverty and inequality, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Please email your abstracts to povertygroup@umich.edu by FEBRUARY 15, 2011.

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2011-2012 Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship - Due Friday, January 14, 2011

Posted On: 12/02/10 | Comments (0)

The Center for the Education of Women has announced the competition for the 2011-2012 Mary Malcomsom Raphael Fellowship for graduate women students in a humanities or social science field of LSA. Candidates must be nominated by their department by February 25, 2011.

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Posted On: 11/24/10 | Comments (0)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), in partnership, will provide financial assistance to outstanding Latino Students. This is a $10,000 scholarship offer open to students who will be enrolled the full 2011-2012 academic year, is at least 21 years of age (at the time of application) and who attend school OR have a permanent address in the following metro areas:

• Boston • Chicago • Detroit • Los Angeles
• New Orleans • New York City

For more information and to apply click here or you can visit their webiste at www.hsf.net

The deadline to apply for this Scholarship is January 15, 2011.

Register for Kids Kare at Home

Posted On: 11/17/10 | Comments (0)

If your child is sick or your regular child care provider is unavailable, and you simply can’t miss class/fieldwork, the U-M Work/Life Resource Center has a solution - Kids Kare at Home.

• Back-up child care for U-M families
• In-home care by screened and professionally-trained caregivers
• Registration is REQUIRED and FREE
• Sliding-scale hourly rate for child care
• No obligation to use the service

Pre-registration for 2011 is open
Nov. 15 - Dec. 10, 2010

hr.umich.edu/worklife/kidskare

*Please Note: Even if you are enrolled for service in 2010, you must re-register for 2011. Do it now, so you are ready to use the service if you ever need it.

SSW Joint Doctoral Program Grant - Deadline: Monday, December 13

Posted On: 11/17/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the School of Social Work Joint Doctoral Program Grant fund and carries a value of $4,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program.

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Rosemary Sarri Scholarlship - Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2010

Posted On: 11/15/10 | Comments (0)

The Rosemary Sarri Scholarship in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization
2010-2011


I. Purpose and Eligibility

This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Rosemary Sarri Scholarship fund in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization and carries a value of $3,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the advancement of community organizing, management, evaluation or social policy.

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Clara P. Davis & Larry E. Davis Scholarship Fund - Due Friday, December 10

Posted On: 11/10/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship fund and carries a value of $4,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of poverty and social justice.

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Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize - Due Monday, December 6, 2010

Posted On: 11/09/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Harold T. and Vivian B. Shapiro Prize fund and carries a value of $5,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program.

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Irene & William Gambrill Fellowship - Due Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Posted On: 11/09/10 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Irene and William Gambrill Fellowship fund and carries a value of $3,000. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of integrating practice, research, and ethical issues.

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Barbour Scholarship - Due Friday, December 3, 2010

Posted On: 11/08/10 | Comments (0)

The Barbour Scholarship is one of the oldest funding sources within the University of Michigan and is
available to students within any graduate program in any school or college of the Ann Arbor campus.

The eligibility criteria, selection criteria, award description and nomination procedure is available on the
Rackham website. Students do not nominate themselves for consideration of this award.

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Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship - Due Friday December 10, 2010

Posted On: 11/08/10 | Comments (0)

If you would like to be nominated for the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, please submit the following information (below) to me electronically by December 10th. The department may nominate up to 5 doctoral candidates for this award. For more information about the award, please see the attached guidelines.

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Telluride House Scholarship

Posted On: 09/23/10 | Comments (0)

Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to University students.

If you'd like to learn more about Telluride House, please attend one of the following:

INFO SESSION: Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00PM, Michigan League 1st floor Room 4

OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, September 29th at 6:00PM, Telluride House, 1735 Washtenaw

Click here for a Telluride House Scholarship application application.

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PHOTO ROSTER - Continuing Students REMINDER

Posted On: 09/22/10 | Comments (0)

REMINDER! If you did not participate in the photo roster last year and would like to this year, or if you would like to have your photo updated, you must complete the online consent form by Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

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Guide to Campus and Community

Posted On: 09/13/10 | Comments (0)

For valuable information about graduate student resources and living in Ann Arbor, please visit The Guide on Rackham's website.

NPM Fall Kickoff

Posted On: 09/13/10 | Comments (0)

Tuesday, September 14, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. R2240 Ross School of Business

Interested in learning more about the Nonprofit and Public Management Center? Attend the NPM Fall Kickoff and find out about NPM's programs and how you can be involved.

Listing of Scholarships on Disability.gov

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

The disability.gov website has added a great listing of scholarships for students with disabilities.

Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Awards - Due September 20, 2010

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

PURPOSE

The Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Award honors the original and long-time director of the Doctoral Program, Henry J. Meyer, under whose leadership the Program was founded to be the first doctoral program in Social Work to integrate fully the intensive study of social work and a social science discipline. The purpose of the scholarship is twofold: a) to support and honor students in the Doctoral Program in Social Work and Social Science whose written work exemplifies the goals of the Program in relation to the integration of social work and social science; and b) to encourage students to prepare such work for possible publication or conference presentation.

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Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship - Due October 4, 2010

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

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholars fund and carries a value of $18,000 which may be awarded to one or more students. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.

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Kellogg Family Fellow in Children and Families - Due October 4, 2010

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

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the W.K. Kellogg Endowment fund and carries a value of $15,000 per award. Recipients will be known as W.K. Kellogg Family Fellows in Children and Families. Two awards will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on children and families.

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Resource for Students with Children

Posted On: 09/01/10 | Comments (0)

The Students with Children website is a site 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 website was created by the former Committee on Student Parent Issues (COSPI) and is maintained by the Work/Life Resource Center.

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2010 APHA Annual Meeting Conference Scholarships

Posted On: 08/27/10 | Comments (0)

The Disability Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in collaboration with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is excited to announce four new $1000 conference travel scholarship opportunities for graduate students to attend the 2010 APHA Annual Meeting from November 6-10, 2010 in Denver, CO.

Click to learn more about the 2010 APHA Annual Meeting.

Click here for application information.

Helpful List of Tips & Resources for SSW Students

Posted On: 08/11/10 | Comments (0)

If you’re new to Ann Arbor, or if you’ve been here for years, be sure to check out the following list of tips and resources for SSW students that our current students and alumni have compiled.

Continuous Enrollment Policy and Tuition-Only Voucher Request Form - Due September 1, 2010

Posted On: 07/01/10 | Comments (0)

Beginning Fall 2010, all active graduate students are required by Rackham to be registered every Fall and Winter semesters. The School of Social Work’s plan for implementation and tuition voucher request form are included.

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Rackham- Leave of Absence Policy

Posted On: 05/12/10 | Comments (0)

Introduction
Effective Fall 2010, Ph.D. students may request a temporary leave of absence when certain life events prevent continued active participation in their degree program. Rackham’s Leave of Absence Policy enables students to officially suspend their work toward their degree for a limited time.

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Funding opportunities for SW/Psychology students

Posted On: 05/04/10 | Comments (0)

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP) are jointly offering several graduate research scholarships. These scholarships are open to students of all levels (candidates and pre-candidates) who need money for research. See our website for more information.

You can access the application form from this website; copies will also be available in the SAA Office.

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SSW Commencement, May 1st, Power Center

Posted On: 04/27/10 | Comments (0)

Instructions for Graduates -- Important! Please read!
If you plan to attend the University Spring Commencement, please read through the University of Michigan Graduates Guide to Commencement for important information!

Scholarship for Continuing Education in the Field of Aging

Posted On: 04/20/10 | Comments (0)

The Senior Coordinating Aging Network (SCAN) of Oakland County is seeking applicants for scholarships to be awarded in August of 2010.

Application and 100-500 word essay due June 11, 2010.

Fall 2010 incoming students can include a copy of their resume and MSW acceptance letter to meet the enrollment requirement.

Contact: Keith Angelocci, SCAN Scholarship Chairman, 248-449-7830

U-M Spring Commencement Broadcast at the School of Social Work

Posted On: 04/08/10 | Comments (0)

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1st
Educational Conference Center (ECC),1840 SSWB

We will show a live broadcast of the U-M Spring Commencement, including President Obama’s address,in the ECC at the School of Social Work. Students, faculty, staff, and their families & friends are welcome to join us! Refreshments will be provided.

Registration required. Please click on the following link to RSVP for this event.

Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship, Nomination deadline - Monday, April 19, 2010

Posted On: 04/06/10 | Comments (0)

Please note that online nominations are now being accepted for the one Yossi Schiff Memorial Scholarship.
of $25,000 to be awarded for the fall and winter 2010-2011 academic year.

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NASW Social Work Student of the Year Award Ceremony

Posted On: 03/29/10 | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 1st at 6:00 p.m.
Educational Conference Center, 1840 SSWB

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating BSW and MSW students of the year from the University of Michigan, Madonna University, Marygrove College, University of Detroit Mercy, Eastern Michigan University, and Wayne State University. Dinner provided.

We are pleased to announce Carrie Rheingans as this year's University of Michigan NASW Social Work Student of the Year. Congratulations, Carrie!

International Travel Policies

Posted On: 03/23/10 | Comments (0)

The Rackham Graduate School asks your help to ensure that students planning international research and other degree-related activities are aware of the University’s policies regarding travel health and safety, and steps they should take now to help ensure a successful experience overseas.

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Global Grads Fair for Graduate Students Traveling Abroad

Posted On: 03/16/10 | Comments (0)

The First Annual Global Grads Fair will be held at the School of Public Health (1415 Washington Heights) from 10:00AM to 3:00PM on March 26, 2010. The Fair is open to ALL graduate students University-wide. Registration required.

For more information and an event schedule, visit the School of Public Health website.

Questions? Contact Stephannie Moore.

SSW Spring Commencement Update!

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work May 1st Commencement Schedule Has Changed! We believe the new schedule below will offer flexibility to those planning to attend the University Spring Commencement.

SSW Commencement, May 1st, Power Center
1:30pm Power Center doors open to graduates
2:00pm – 3:00pm Reception with light lunch refreshments
3:00pm Graduate photo and line-up for procession
3:30pm – 4:45pm SSW Commencement ceremony
4:45pm – 5:30pm Reception

University Spring Commencement Update!

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

May 1, 2010, 11:00 a.m., Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium gates will open at 6:00 a.m.

Be sure to check the U-M Graduate’s Guide to Commencement website for updates, ticket information, and day-of instructions.

Bring It Back, Take It Forward

Posted On: 03/11/10 | Comments (0)

Celebrating 50 Years of Activism
March 12-14, 2010

Rackham Building (March 12 & 13)
School of Social Work (March 14)

For more information and for a schedule of events:
http://bringitbacktakeitforward.org/
CelebratingActivism@umich.edu

Social Work Spring/Summer 2010 Research Partnership Program - Due Monday, March 29, 2010

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

SOCIAL WORK- SPRING/SUMMER 2010
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

DUE: MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010
SPONSORED BY THE RACKHAM SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in social work either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree. The program funds a limited number of doctoral students with research partnership funds annually for the spring/summer term (4 months),

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2010 Summer Funding -Due Monday, March 29th

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

Summer 2010 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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Social Work-Social Science Spring/Summer 2010 Research Partnership Program - Due Monday, March 29

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

THE SOCIAL WORK-SOCIAL SCIENCE SPRING/SUMMER 2010
SUMMER RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
Due: Monday, March 29, 2010

Sponsored by the Rackham School of Graduate Studies

I. Purpose
This program aims to enhance the quality of a student’s education in the Joint Doctoral Program by promoting partnership arrangements between students and faculty in allied social sciences either in working on existing research projects or in developing and implementing new ones. The program is designed to evenly share the provision of funds for graduate student support, as well as to facilitate doctoral education and progress toward the doctoral degree. The program funds a limited number of doctoral students with research partnership funds annually for the spring/summer term (4 months)

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2010 Kelly McKinnell Memorial Award

Posted On: 02/22/10 | Comments (0)

Open to all enrolled University of Michigan students, the Kelly McKinnell Memorial Award of $1000 provides the selected student an opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to work on a photographic exploration and documentation project, with the goal of promoting world cultural understanding or environmental awareness.

Application deadline: March 11, 2010

Click here for an application
Click here for more information

Questions? Contact the School of Art & Design’s career development coordinator, John Luther (734) 764-0397.

University Spring Commencement Eligibility

Posted On: 02/18/10 | Comments (0)

To be eligible for Spring University-wide Commencement tickets, you must meet one of the following criteria:

• December 2009 graduate, but did not walk in the December university-wide commencement

• Submitted a Winter 2010 graduation application in Wolverine Access (to graduate at the end of the term; Winter term: January – April 2010)

• Submitted a Summer 2010 graduation application in Wolverine Access (to graduate at the end of the term; Spring/Summer term: May – August 2010)

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SSW Spring Commencement

Posted On: 02/16/10 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Power Center on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 PM. A reception will immediately follow in the lobby of the Power Center.

Click here for important detailed information.

2010-2011 Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowships - Due Thursday, March 11, 2010

Posted On: 02/15/10 | Comments (0)

This important fellowship is established to aid Michigan residents who return to graduate school
after an extended absence from academic study of at least five years. Any Rackham program on the
Ann Arbor campus may nominate up to three students.

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Women's Studies GSI positions for fall 2010

Posted On: 02/11/10 | Comments (0)

The Women's Studies Department is accepting applications for GSI positions in fall term 2010. The applications are due on Monday, March 8.

For more information, click here.


2010 Summer Grants for Research and Internships in Europe and Eurasia - Due Monday, March 15, 2010

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

CREES Research, Internship, and Fellowship (CRIF) Program Grants
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) seeks applications from students in REES and REES-focused undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the University of Michigan for grants ranging from $500 to $1500 towards summer or semester-long research projects or internships at institutions in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union. Students planning to do research or internships in Poland may be awarded up to $3000.

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2010-2011 Korea Foundation Graduate Fellowships - Due, Monday, February 15, 2010

Posted On: 02/08/10 | Comments (0)

Administered by the University of Michigan Center for Korean Studies

Deadline: February 15, 2010

Korea Foundation (KF) Graduate Fellowships provide full funding for one academic year to graduate students at the doctoral level. The fellowships will be awarded to incoming Ph.D. students at the University of Michigan, who expect to focus their graduate work on study areas of Humanities or Social Sciences related to Korea. Candidates for the fellowship should be nominated by departments or schools, and normally fellowship awards up to $50,000 will be given to two eligible incoming students. When qualified incoming Ph.D. students cannot be identified, continuing students in Korean Studies may be considered for the fellowship.

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International Institute IndividualFellowship (IIIF) - Due Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Posted On: 02/08/10 | Comments (0)

About the II Individual Fellowship: The International Institute Individual Fellowships are designed to support University of Michigan students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in a degree program and wish to participate in internships or conduct research abroad. Award amounts are up to $5,000.

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School of Social Work Joint Doctoral Program Grant - Due Friday, February 26, 2010

Posted On: 02/04/10 | Comments (0)

This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the School of Social Work Doctoral Program Grant and carries a value of $2,500. One award will be made.

To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and show distinguished achievements in the Joint Doctoral Program. A $2,500 award will be made to a Doctoral student in the form of tuition or stipend support.

Please review and complete the Joint Doctoral Program Grant application. The application deadline is Friday, February 26, 2010.

Rosalie Ginsberg Awards for Service and Social Action

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

The Ginsberg Center is proud to recognize students, student organizations, community partners, faculty, and staff members for their work in community service, social action & civic learning.

Nominations are to be submitted electronically
to the Ginsberg Center by 5 pm on February 19, 2010.

Click here for information and a Nomination form.

Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship - Due Monday, February 22, 2010

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

Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowships

The Rackham Graduate School has established the Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship Program to aid Michigan residents who return to graduate school after an extended absence. Because an interruption in schooling may place such students at a disadvantage in competing for financial assistance awarded at the time of admission, these awards help non-traditional students fund their return to formal education.

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Health, Wellness, and Advocacy Seminar Series

Posted On: 02/01/10 | Comments (0)

** FREE FOOD, FREE EVENT! LIMITED TO THE FIRST 90 STUDENTS SO PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE **

Wednesday, February 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Room 133, Chrysler Center, College of Engineering

Learn more about how exercise, nutrition, and the use of alcohol or other drugs can impact your body, your mind, and your mood - both positively and negatively. The speakers will also focus on how these factors can impact your academic performance.

Presented by the College of Engineering Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the U-M Depression Center.

Rackham Debt Management Award - Due Friday, March 5, 2010

Posted On: 02/01/10 | Comments (0)

Debt Management Awards
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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Student Mental Health Advocate Award

Posted On: 01/19/10 | Comments (0)

Nominate a student to receive this award that recognizes outstanding student leadership in the area of campus mental health.

In 300 words or less, give the student's name, major, college/university, and describe how this student has helped to create a healthier and more inclusive campus community by:

• Raising awareness of mental health issues on campus through education and outreach, and/or
• Advocating for mental health services on campus for diverse student populations, and/or
• Helping to reduce the stigma of depressive illnesses.

The U-M Depression on College Campuses Conference Planning Committee will review the nominations, select a recipient, and pay travel expenses for the recipient to attend the 2010 Depression on College Campuses Conference, March 10-11, 2010, where the award will be presented. In addition, the person who nominates the selected student will receive free registration and hotel accommodations for the conference.

Deadline for nominations: February 5, 2010.
Award recipient will be notified by February 12, 2010.

Questions/Submit nominations to: Trish Meyer.

Dell Social Innovation Competition

Posted On: 01/19/10 | Comments (0)

Grantor: Dell/University of Texas
Deadline: March 1, 2010
Award: $50,000

Dell and University of Texas are looking for college students who want to improve areas of critical human need through innovation. Any significant social issue can be addressed in this competition.

For more information, click here.

Winter 2010 Deadlines for U-M International Funding

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

International funding opportunities supporting graduate/professional overseas internships, research & study:

• Thursday, 1/28, NSEP Boren Graduate Fellowships
• Monday, 2/1, Rackham International Research Awards
• Monday, 2/1, Center for Chinese Studies
• Monday, 2/1, Center for Japanese Studies,
• Monday, 2/1, Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships(FLAS)
• Monday, 2/1, Foreign Language Enhancement Program(FLEP),
• TBA in Jan/Feb: Nonprofit & Public Management Center’s Self-Directed Internship grants (students in Schools of Business, Public Policy and Social Work)
• Monday, 2/15, International Internship Individual Fellowships(all continuing students)
• Tuesday, 2/16, African Initiative Grant
• Monday, 2/22, Ginsberg Center’s Wallenberg Fellowship for Community Service Abroad
• Monday, 3/15, Center for European Studies
• Monday, 3/15, Center for Russian & East European Studies
• Monday, 3/15, Center for Korean Studies, SeAH-Haiam Arts and Science Scholarship
• Wednesday, 3/17, Center for International & Comparative Studies Research Fellowship
• Soon TBA! College of Engineering Fellowships for Internships Abroad

Overview websites:
International Institute’s Graduate Fellowships
Rackham awards
International Center Funding

Check with other Area Studies Centers in the International Institute for additional funding sources:
Center for Korean Studies
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Center for South Asian Studies
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Center for World Performance Studies

Need help? Contact Bill Nolting and Kelly Nelson, U-M International Center, tel. 647-2299

Women's Health and Fitness Day

Posted On: 01/13/10 | Comments (0)

Saturday, January 23, 2010, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Ypsilanti High School, 2095 Packard Road

Free community event - Everyone welcome!

This day is focused on educating the community – women and men of all ages – about various aspects of women's health. Attend various workshops led by U of M health professionals who are experts in their respective fields. The keynote speaker will be Florine Mark, President and Chairwoman of the Board of Weight Watchers Group, Inc.

For more information, please click here or email whfd.2010@gmail.com

Fulbright Information Sessions

Posted On: 01/08/10 | Comments (0)

• Tuesday, January 12
• Wednesday, January 20
• Thursday, January 28

All sessions will be held from 12:00-1:00pm in room 2609 SSWB.

Fulbright Program Advisor:
Graduate, Professional School, & Arts Applicants: Amy Kehoe

For information on the Fulbright Program and fellowships, please visit the Fulbright Website.

Application Deadline (U-M): Friday, September 10, 2010.

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

UPDATED INFORMATION: Rackham -Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards - Due January 4, 2010

Posted On: 12/17/09 | Comments (0)

Dear Graduate Students,

You will also need to submit a research statement for the Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards to Rackham Graduate School. I was just inform by one our student about this and have been in contact with Rackham.
It is not currently listed on the Rackham webpage and they are not sure when it will be updated on their web page.

Below is the description for the research statement.

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New Course Listings Winter term 2010

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

There are 2 courses offered by the Psychology department of which there is now a Social Work listing. Social Development and also Social Disparities and Developmental Health can be located in Wolverine Access and on the SSW web site under number SW 849, sections 001 and 002.

Susan Lipschutz, Margaret Ayers Host and Anna Olcott Smith Awards - Due Jan. 4, 2010

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

The Susan Lipschutz Fund for Women Graduate Students was established to honor the memory of Dr. Susan Lipschutz, former Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Many people in the University community esteemed Susan Lipschutz as a valued colleague, mentor and friend, and as an advocate committed to the support of women students as they pursued their doctoral degrees. The Susan Lipschutz Fund recognizes and supports promising women scholars.
Margaret Ayers Host received a Rackham degree in 1942. She studied at Oxford, was President of the Alumni Association, Chair of the Alumnae Council, member of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, and a member of the Rackham Board of Governors. The Margaret Ayers Host Award was established to honor her remarkable contributions as a woman scholar and to the University of Michigan community. Ella Smith Avery made a gift in 1938 in order to honor the memory of her mother and to support women graduate students at the University of Michigan. According to the terms of the gift, the Anna Olcott Smith Fellowship Endowment is intended to aid women graduate students who show “promise of the development of useful original ideas.”

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Mary Malcomson Raphael Fellowship - Due Jan, 15, 2010

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

The Center for the Education of Women has announced the competition for the 2010-2011 Mary Malcomsom Raphael Fellowship for graduate women
students in a humanities or social science field of LSA. Candidates must be nominated by their department by February 26, 2010.

The department deadline is Friday, January 15, 2010.

This fellowship was established in 1985 for women graduate students in a humanities or social science field in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. It is intended as an award of high distinction and is presented to women held in the highest esteem by their faculty. Fellowship recipients are selected on the basis of their academic excellence and their potential to make a contribution of exceptional usefulness to society. The Fellowship is provided through an endowment established by the late Margaret Earhart Smith in recognition of her friend Mary Malcomson Raphael, a singularly resourceful and creative woman, who "had a gift for evoking power in people above and beyond their ordinary capacity."

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Women's Studies GSI Positions

Posted On: 12/03/09 | Comments (0)

The Women's Studies Department is accepting applications for a winter term GSI in WS 240 Intro. to Women's Studies. Applications are due on Thursday, December 10.

Applicants should be familiar with a range of feminist issues, have taught as a GSI at the University of Michigan, be interested in collaborating on a teaching team, and have done significant coursework in Women's Studies.

For more information click here.

HIV/AIDS everywHERE

Posted On: 12/03/09 | Comments (0)

This is an event for World AIDS Week, sponsored by the Multicultural and Gender Affairs Committee, to promote student and community collaboration, education, and activism. Various student, university, and community organizations join to offer information, opportunities to act (petitions, letters to senators, volunteer ops), and supply goodies (pins, pens, etc.). From 12:30 - 1:00 the event will have an interactive presentation from SEXPERTEAM regarding healthy relationships, communication, and safer sex considerations for GLBTQ communities. This is a great way for SW students to get involved and learn more about organizations available to them!

When: Friday 12/4/2009 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Where: Educational Conference Center in SSW
Sponsored by: The SSW Multicultural & Gender Affairs Committee
Contact: Brandon Hemmings; 248.890.0786/ brandon.hemmings@gmail.com

Apply for the Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship

Posted On: 11/23/09 | Comments (0)

The Raoul Wallenberg International Summer Travel Fellowship is for students who take part in a community service project or civic participation anywhere in the world, in the spirit of Raoul Wallenberg’s experience and contributions. Several fellowships will be made for summer 2010, each in the amount of up to $5000 to cover transportation, room and board, and local excursions made in connection with the project. Applications are due by February 22, 2010.

Click here to apply.

Winter 2009 Commencement Information

Posted On: 11/23/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work Winter Commencement Ceremony will be held at Hill Auditorium on Saturday, December 19, 2009, 11:00 AM. A reception will immediately follow in the Michigan League Ballroom located on the 2nd floor.

Click here for important detailed information.

Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholarship - Due Dec. 18, 2009

Posted On: 11/23/09 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis Endowed Scholars fund and carries a value of $1,500. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on minority populations with low income and education, with a preference for research on issues faced by African American males.

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Rosemary Sarri Scholarship in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization - Due Dec. 14, 2009

Posted On: 11/17/09 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Rosemary Sarri Scholarship fund in Management, Social Policy or Community Organization and carries a value of $2,500. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the advancement of community organizing, management, evaluation or social policy.

II. Form of Support
For 2009-2010, a $2,500 award will be made to a Doctoral student in the form of tuition or stipend support.

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Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship Fund - Due Dec. 11, 2009

Posted On: 11/17/09 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Clara P. Davis and Larry E. Davis Scholarship fund and carries a value of $2,000. One award will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of poverty and social justice.

II. Form of Support
For 2009-2010, a $2,000 award will be made to a Doctoral student in the form of tuition or stipend support.

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Rackham Barbour Scholarship for Asian Women - Due Dec 9, 2009

Posted On: 11/10/09 | Comments (0)

Each area can nominate one student for this award, which is specifically for female students who are citizens of countries in the area formerly known as the Orient. For more information, see the link.

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship - Due Dec 7, 2009

Posted On: 11/10/09 | Comments (0)

Area chairs can nominate up to two students for this award, which provides three terms of support for students who will be starting their
final year in either the Spring or Fall of 2010. For more information, click here.

Kellogg Family Fellowships for Joint Doctoral Students - Due Dec 4, 2009

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

W.K. Kellogg Family Fellow in Children and Families

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the W.K. Kellogg Endowment fund and carries a value of $14,000 per award. Recipients will be known as W.K. Kellogg Family Fellows in Children and Families. Two awards will be made. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on children and families.

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Irene and William Gambrill Fellowship - Due December 1, 2009

Posted On: 11/04/09 | Comments (0)

I. Purpose and Eligibility
This note announces an award available to new and continuing students in the Joint Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. It is being made available under the Irene and William Gambrill Fellowship fund and carries a value of $1,500. To be eligible for the award, a student must be in good standing and his or her research must focus on the study of integrating practice, research, and ethical issues.

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Social Work Library Updates

Posted On: 11/03/09 | Comments (0)

Update on Social Work Library Closing
You may have noticed fewer books on the Social Work Library shelves. Books are being moved to various locations, primarily Hatcher Graduate Library and Public Health. Consult Mirlyn, the library catalog for the latest location. You can still have items delivered to this library from other locations until the end of this term. To do this, use the “get this” button, to the right of the call number of the book. You will be able to select any library listed as a delivery location and pick up the book at the circulation desk at the library of your choice.

If you can’t find a book or journal on the library shelves please ask at the desk and library staff will help you find what you need.

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Upcoming Rackham Workshops

Posted On: 10/30/09 | Comments (0)

Click 'Read more...' to see the list of Rackham's upcoming workshops. Please note that pre-registration is required for all of the workshops listed and can be completed here: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

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Funding for Student Organizations

Posted On: 10/16/09 | Comments (0)

Student organizations who have registered with the Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) can apply for $500 from the Division of Student Affairs. The $500 programming grants support for student organization activities that are consistent with the University’s educational mission.

For application info. and deadlines click here.

Make a Difference Day Event

Posted On: 10/15/09 | Comments (0)

In 2008, three million people in the United States volunteered to serve others on this special day. This year, the Community Based Initiatives (CBI) students will be visiting the older adult clients of LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development) located in Southwest Detroit to serve them lunch, facilitate a creative arts activity, and listen to their oral histories. On Saturday, October 24th we will depart from the SSW at 10am and return by 3pm.

There are still a few slots for Ph.D. students to participate in this activity. Speaking Spanish is a plus, but not required. If you are interested, please contact Bill Vanderwill (wmvand@umich.edu) in the OFI and let him know if you will need van transportation from Ann Arbor or will meet the group in Detroit.

New Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policy

Posted On: 10/15/09 | Comments (0)

Dear Faculty and Staff:

We are writing to inform you that the per diem and local mileage reimbursement portions of the new Travel and Business Hosting Expense Policy, which goes into effect on October 15, have been updated. These updates were based on feedback we received from departments and units across the university. We appreciate the input from the university community and believe that the updates will help with the transition to the new policy.

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Funding for CSWE and SSWR Conferences

Posted On: 10/13/09 | Comments (0)

Please complete the attached personal debit form, travel reimbursement form and provide receipt(s) if you’re planning to attend the CSWE or/and SSWR conference this year. Dean Laura Lein has been generous in providing funds for the Joint Doctoral students to attend these two conferences. As funds are limited, the $400 (for each conference) will be available on a first come, first serve basis. A maximum of 10 students will be funded for CSWE and 12 students for SSWR conference.

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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

Continuous Enrollment Policy

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


This message is an update on the proposed changes in Rackham Graduate School’s enrollment policy for PhD students at the University of Michigan. Rackham plans to implement a policy of continuous enrollment in PhD programs starting Fall 2010. If it is implemented it will affect all new and continuing PhD students. This means that students will be required to be enrolled at the UM as long as they are active in the PhD program. The policy will not affect students’ ability to conduct research or engage in dissertation writing away from Ann Arbor, as long as they remain enrolled. They will still be able to take leaves of absence for personal or professional reasons.

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Free Depression Screenings Offered on Campus -- Oct. 8

Posted On: 10/06/09 | Comments (0)

Thursday, October 8, 2009 is National Depression Screening Day. The University of Michigan’s Institute for Human Adjustment and the U-M Depression Center are partnering with Rackham Graduate School to offer free, confidential mental health screenings. These screenings are completely free and open to any member of the community; no affiliation with the University of Michigan is required. Click here for more info.

The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies - Academy Scholarships

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

Academy Scholars Program

Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships
Description
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.
The Academy Scholars are a select community of individuals with resourcefulness, initiative, curiosity, and originality, whose work in non-Western cultures or regions shows promise as a foundation for exceptional careers in major universities or international institutions.
Academy Scholars are appointed for 2 years by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and are provided time, guidance, and access to Harvard facilities. They receive substantial financial and research assistance to undertake sustained projects of research and/or acquire accessory training in their chosen fields and areas. The Senior Scholars, a distinguished group of senior Harvard faculty members, act as mentors to the Academy Scholars to help them achieve their intellectual potential.

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Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

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

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

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The Charlottw W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships--Deadline November 15, 2009

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

The Charlottw W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships (www.woodrow.org/newcombe) support the final year of dissertation work for PhD Candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and are relevant to the solution of contemporary religious, cultural or human rights questions. Please note that this year the stipend for the Newcombe Fellowship has been raised to $25,000 for a twelve month period of dissertation writing. Deadline for this award is November 15, 2009.

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation Announces 2010/2011 Award Competition--Deadline November 2, 2009

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

Over $1,000,000 will be offered by The American-Scandinavian Foundation to outstanding American and Scandinavian students, scholars, professionals and artists in its 2010/2011 award program. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants beginning at $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

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PHOTO ROSTER - Continuing Students REMINDER

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

REMINDER! If you did not participate in the photo roster last year and would like to this year, please complete the online consent form by Monday, September 28, 2009.

If you had your Mcard photo updated and would like it to replace an existing photo in the roster, you will need to submit a new online consent form by Monday, September 28, 2009.

Only photographs with written consent will be used; therefore, if you do not want your photograph included, do not complete the online consent form.

Students who participated in the roster last year will be automatically included in the roster this year. If you would like to have your photo removed, please submit a written request to the Office of Student Services by September 28, 2009.

PHOTO ROSTER - New Students REMINDER!

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

REMINDER for NEW STUDENTS:

If you would like to have your Mcard picture included in the School of Social Work photo roster, please click here to complete the photo roster consent form. Only photographs with written consent will be used.

ONLINE CONSENT FORM DEADLINE: 5:00 PM, Monday, September 28, 2009.

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H1N1 Flu Virus Absences

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

The School of Social Work Office of Student Services has created an email address, ssw.flu@umich.edu, to which you should send notification that you will be absent from class because you have the flu. The use of this email address will eliminate the need for multiple email or phone contacts in order to notify instructors of absences due to illness. Your instructors will be notified by email that you have reported having the H1N1 flu. If you have questions about this e-mail process please feel free to contact Nyshourn Price ndp@umich.edu or Lauren Davis laurdavi@umich.edu in the Office of Student Services (734/936-0961).

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Doctoral Student Office Norms

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

Please observe the following guidelines when it comes to sharing spaces with your fellow PhD students:

• The School of Social Work provides the doctoral student office (3680) and reading room (3733) to support students’ progress in the program. Individuals who are not current PhD students in the Joint Program are not authorized to use these resources.

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H1N1 Flu Virus: Important Message

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

The School of Social Work Office of Student Services has created an email address, ssw.flu@umich.edu, to which you should send notification that you will be absent from class because you have the flu. The use of this email address will eliminate the need for multiple email or phone contacts in order to notify instructors of absences due to illness. Your instructors will be notified by email that you have reported having the H1N1 flu. If you have questions about this e-mail process, please feel free to contact Nyshourn Price (ndp@umich.edu) or Lauren Davis (laurdavi@umich.edu) in the Office of Student Services (734/936-0961).

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2010 JEAN MONNET GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

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

DEADLINE: December 1, 2009

Thanks to a grant from the European Commission, the European Union Center and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies are offering students summer grants of $5,000 to work on issues of European integration, broadly defined. Student grantees will conduct research leading to the writing of a paper on a relevant topic of their choosing.

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Free ride sharing system

Posted On: 09/15/09 | Comments (0)

Tired of driving alone and footing the bill all by yourself? Stuck in Ann Arbor without a car? Having difficulty greening your transportation? U of M now has a free ride sharing system that can take you anywhere you want to go - it's called Zimride!

How does it work? Just go to http://zimride.pts.umich.edu, enter your name and e-mail and you'll be signed up. Then post or search for rides where you want to go - a game, concert, the grocery store, or even home for the weekend. Zimride will find you a match among other Umich users and you'll be on your way to a more sustainable, cheaper, and friendlier ride. You can even add it as an application on facebook and see where your friends are going.

To sweeten the deal, if you add or request a ride before October 4th, you'll be entered to win a $50 Zingerman's gift card.

So add your ride now: http://zimride.pts.umich.edu

Rackham Workshops in September

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

You will find the list of Rackham’s workshops and events for the month of September (and one workshop for October) behind the cut.

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Rackham International Students Fellowship

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

The deadline for the Rackham International Students Fellowship is October 15th, 2009. This award is for international students who will be in their second or third academic term during Fall 2009 and are actively pursuing a degree in any Rackham Program. There at least 13 awards of $7,500 for 2009/10. Students must be nominated by their department. Rackham programs may nominate up to two students.

For complete information and application please go to click here.

Lurcy Scholarship

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

The deadline for the Lurcy Scholarship is October 15th, 2009. This $25,000 award is for graduate students wishing to do study or research in France for 2010/2011.

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should be graduate students whose academic objectives would benefit from this experience.

Areas of interest to the Lurcy Foundation include the study and understanding of France, its language, culture, and civilization. This may be promoted either by scholarly study or by scholarly or cultural exchange; or scholarly and cultural exchange between Europe and the United States.

For complete information and application please click here.

Join the Graduation Planning Committee

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

The Graduation Planning Committee is looking for 4 - 5 MSW students graduating in December 2009 to join the committee.

We are having our first meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd from 1 – 2 p.m. in Room 1794 SSWB. If you would like to join, please reply to Michelle Gorton at mtgorton@umich.edu and confirm your availability.

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Requesting Commencement Keynote Speaker Suggestions

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

We are requesting suggestions for Keynote Speaker for the upcoming December 2009, May 2010 and August 2010 SSW Commencement ceremonies.

Individuals should be 1) respected human service professionals and 2) reside within the state of Michigan, preferably southeast Michigan.

Note that funds are not available, although a small honorarium may be given.

Please submit your suggestions by Sept. 22nd to: ssw.gradcomm@umich.edu

Also include additional descriptive information, such as title, agency affiliation, and if known personally - how do you know the suggested speaker?

Telluride House Scholarship

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

Telluride House offers full room and board scholarships to University students. There will be an informational meeting on Thursday, September 17th, 8:00PM in the Michigan Room of the Michigan League.

Click here for a Telluride House Scholarship application. The deadline is 9:00AM, October 21, 2009.

Visit the Telluride House website or contact t-info@umich.edu for more information.

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Student Organization Training

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

The Office of Student Services will hold a training for School of Social Work student organizations on Wednesday, September 16th from 12-1:30pm in room 1804 SSWB. All current student organizations should send a representative to this training. Anyone interested in starting a new group is encouraged to attend. The training will discuss the process for registering student organization with the School and Michigan Student Assembly.

Please rsvp to elpena@umich.edu if you plan to attend.

Post MSW practice experience for PhD students

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

We do not require PhD students to get post-MSW practice experience while they are in the PhD program. We only require 1 term of work experience, which can be a GSI or GSRA position. However, we strongly recommend post-MSW practice for two reasons:

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Henry J. Meyer Award deadline extension - October, 23

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

The deadline for the Henry J. Meyer Award has been extended to October 23, 2009. All entries must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on the deadline date. Questions can be directed to Laura in the Doctoral Office.

International Dinner

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

The Office of Student Services is hosting an International Dinner for international students and faculty, staff and students interested in international issues and international social work.

When: Friday September 11
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Educational Conference Center (1840 School of Social Work Building).
Why: To welcome our new and returning international students and bring folks together with interest in international issues and social work.

Please respond if you would like to attend by e-mailing: ssw.ossrsvp@umich.edu
Space is limited, so please respond as soon as possible!

Henry J. Meyer Award--Due October 23, 2009

Posted On: 09/01/09 | Comments (0)

The Henry J. Meyer Scholarship Award honors the original and long-time director of the Doctoral Program, Henry J. Meyer, under whose leadership the Program was founded to be the first doctoral program in Social Work to integrate fully the intensive study of social work and a social science discipline. The purpose of the scholarship is twofold:

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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:
http://ssw.umich.edu/current/newstudent/10libraryinfo.html

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.


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Resources for Students with Children

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

Be sure to visit The Students with Children website:
http://www.studentswithchildren.umich.edu

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:
http://www.hr.umich.edu/worklife/

U-M Child Care Gateway:
http://www.hr.umich.edu/childcare/

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:
http://www.ssw.umich.edu/events/register.html?eventID=3870

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

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.

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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

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

Description:
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?

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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.

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Discounts on Computers & Software for Students

Posted On: 06/22/09 | Comments (0)

If you're thinking about purchasing a computer or software, be sure to check first at U-M Computer Showcase for large discount offers on software and computers for degree seeking students.

Life Goals Collaborative Care Training in Bipolar Disorder

Posted On: 05/22/09 | Comments (0)

Students are invited to attend Life Goals Collaborative Care Training in Bipolar Disorder on July 22 & 23, 2009. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and, if requested, social work CEUs; this is not for academic credit, however.

For more information, please view the training brochure (pdf) or visit the Continuing Education web page.

Applications for Dissertation/Thesis Grants Due May 30th

Posted On: 05/12/09 | Comments (0)

The Dissertation/Thesis Grant is designed to aid students with their dissertation research projects. Expenses such as travel, photocopying, subjects, coding, and other research-related expenses are to be covered by this grant. The maximum amount that a student can receive is $1,000.

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Share Housing With a Social Work Student

Posted On: 04/21/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work offers a roommate matching feature on its website. This is a great place to find a roommate or post housing you have available. You must be a matriculated student (with a uniqname & password) to access the site. The site can be found at:
www.ssw.umich.edu/housing/

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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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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Spring 2009 Graduation Information

Posted On: 02/27/09 | Comments (0)

The School of Social Work Spring Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. in the Power Center (corner of Huron St. and Fletcher). Reception immediately following in the lobby.

Click here for specific information for graduates.

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Public Health and Aging---Application Deadline: March 1, 2009

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

Why is interdisciplinary doctoral training in public health and aging important?

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Boyd/William Dissertation Grant Award for Research on Women and Work---Due March 9, 2009

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

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender invites proposals from University of Michigan graduate students to support dissertation research and scholarship that focuses on women and work and promotes knowledge and enhances understanding of the complexities of women's roles in relation to their paid and unpaid work (e.g., philanthropy, volunteerism, community involvement, domestic work, and political activity).

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Change to the Rackham Travel Grant Application

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

The Rackham Conference Travel Grant is a resource for Rackham students presenting papers or posters at conferences, and is utilized by hundreds of students each year.

Please note a change to the travel grant application which goes into effect immediately.

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The 9th Annual Samuel B. Guze Symposium on Alcoholism

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

The 9th Annual Samuel B. Guze Symposium on Alcoholism Translating Basic Science Findings to Guide Prevention Efforts Across the Lifespan Thursday, February 19, 2009 Location: Eric P. Newman Education Center at Washington University Medical Center About the Symposium Presenters at the symposium will include experts on research related to alcohol use and dependence.

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