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Associate Professor Luke Shaefer and Professor Kathryn J. Edin of Johns Hopkins University new book "$2 a Day Living on Almost Nothing in America" was awarded the 2016 Hillman Prize for Book Journalism. The Hillman Prize honors journalists who pursue investigative reporting and deep storytelling in service of the common good.
Two CASC (Community Action and Social Change Underagraduate Minor) students were recognized for major awards at the University:
Brittney Williams was recognized as one of The Michigan Daily's Students of the Year.
Meredith Starkman is the winner of the 2016 Wallenberg Fellowship.
Associate Professor Daphne Watkins, Assistant Professor Reuben Miller, and Desmond Patton (formerly U-M SSW and now Columbia) are the Guest Editors of a Special Issue titled, "The intersections of race, gender, and class in the wake of a national crisis: The state of Black boys and men post-Ferguson" in The Journal of Men's Studies.
Associate Professor Leslie Hollingsworth was presented the Distinguished Individual Service Award at the 48th Annual Conference of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), held in New Orleans March 23-26th.
The School of Social Work’s environmental justice conference was featured in The Michigan Daily article, “Environmental justice conference highlights Flint water crisis”. Diana Copeland (lecturer) and Emily Friedman (CASC student) were both cited in the article.
Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor’s article, “PTSD Symptoms in Young Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence from Four Ethno-racial Groups” was published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma.
Assistant Professor Mathieu Despard’s dissertation, “Challenges in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs in Nonprofit Human Service Organizations" was published in the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work.
His article, "Strengthening Evaluation in Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: Results of a Capacity-Building Experiment" was also published in Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance.
Professor and Associate Dean Jorge Delva is a member of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee (Health and Medicine Division), involved with developing a global framework for educating health professionals. The committee's model demonstrates ways in which organizations, education, and communities can come together to address health inequalities. The committee is presenting the framework to the World Health Organization.
Associate Professor Luke Shaefer's book, “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” is referenced in The Washington Post article, “Bernie Sanders is right: Bill Clinton’s welfare law doubled extreme poverty”.
Alex Gould-Werth (PhD '15) has been selected to receive a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2015. This award recognizes the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan who completed their dissertations in 2015.