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Associate Professor Karen Staller received the Distinguished Faculty Governance Award. The Distinguished Faculty Governance Award was established by the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs in 1986 and is funded by the Alumni Association. The criterion for the award is distinguished service to faculty governance over several years with an emphasis on university wide service.
Assistant Professor Reuben Jonathan Miller will give an invited lecture, "You're in a room full of addicts! Prisoner reentry as a social institution and the 'making up' of the ex-offender" at the American Bar Foundation.
Professor Richard Tolman received an appointment as a Research Professor at the Center for Human Growth and Development.
Clinical Psychologist Adrienne Lapidos and Professor Mary Ruffolo received a grant from the Curtis Center to develop and pilot a novel intervention delivered by peer support specialists in a community mental health setting, designed to help consumers with severe and persistent mental illness initiate and sustain positive health behaviors.
Professor Brad Zebrack received a grant from the Curtis Center in May 2015 to conduct an evaluation that supports the efficacy and value-added of exposing adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients to a defined AYA cancer care program.
Laura Sundstrom, MSW, Evaluation Associate with the Curtis Center Program Evaluation Group, was invited to speak at the Western Michigan Univerity Evaluation Center's Evaluation Cafe speaker series on September 30, 2015 for doctoral students, faculty, and staff. The Evaluation Center administers the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in evaluation program and provides evaluation, research, and capacity-building services to a University, public, community-based, national, and international organizations to assist them in assessing and improving their programs.
Ms. Sundstrom's presentation, "Using Systems Thinking in Your Evaluations: How Separate Evaluation Projects Can Strengthen Eachother," focused on how to apply systems thinking principles to enhance the relevance and use of findings for evaluation consumers.
Assistant Professor Reuben Miller received a grant from the U-M Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies to examine how repeated arrest, confinement and reentry shapes the social and family life of inner city black men.
Professor Emerita Edith Lewis’ article, “On Listening as an Integral Element of Praxis in Feminist and Womynist Research” was published in the Journal of Family Theory & Review.
Sarah Hong and Amanda Champagne (CASC students) was featured in The New York Times article, "On the Front Line of Campus Sexual Misconduct".
Matthew Chin successfully defended his dissertation, "Enacting Politics through Art: Encounters between Queer and Trans of Color Organizers and the Canadian State" and obtained his PhD in Social Work and Anthropology. Dr. Chin has accepted a position with Columbia University as an Ethnographic Researcher.