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  1. Guillermo E. Sanhueza
    Guillermo Sanhueza (PhD’14) Interviews with Canal 24 Horas on Prisoner Reentry in Chile

    Guillermo Sanhueza (PhD’14) gave an interview (Spanish) with one of Chile's main TV channels, Canal 24 Horas, about his research on prisoner reentry in Chile.

    • September 7, 2016
  2. Elizabeth M. Rhodes
    Elizabeth Rhodes (PhD '16) Formally Announced as Lead Researcher for basic income study at Y Combinator

    Elizabeth Rhodes (PhD Social Work and Political Science ‘16) was formally announced as the lead researcher for the Basic Income study at Y Combinator Research in San Francisco. Her media coverage includes:

    Larry E. Davis, MSW'73, PhD'77, authored the book, "Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race."

    Larry E. Davis, MSW'73, PhD'77, authored the book, "Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race." Davis is dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, where he is the Donald M. Henderson Professor. He is the director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems, which conducts applied social science research on race, ethnicity, and color. Drawing on both his personal and professional experiences, Davis attacks the core of many commonly held attitudes which contribute to racism in America. He received the 2014 SSW Distinguished Alumni Award and is a member of the  Dean's Advisory Committee.

    • November 5, 2015
    Three alumni honored with SSW Distinguished Alumni Awards

    Three School of Social Work alumni were presented Distinguished Alumni Awards at the SSW All Class Reunion Lunch on Friday, October 9, 2015. 

    The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes School of Social Work alumni whose achievements exemplify the values of the School of Social Work and who have made an exceptional impact on the profession, the community and/or Social Work education.

    • November 3, 2015
    Laura Sundstrom invited to speak at WMU's Evaluation Cafe series

    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.

    • September 30, 2015
    Irene Ng (PhD'06) named First Director of National University of Singapore's Social Service Research Centre

    Irene Ng (PhD’06, social work and economics) is the first director of the National University of Singapore's new Social Service Research Centre. In addition to this position, she is also an associate professor of social work in the Department of Social Work at the National University of Singapore.

    Yolanda Chávez Padilla (PhD'93) Accepts Position as Director of the Council on Social Work Education's Center for Diversity & Social and Economic Justice

    Yolanda Chávez Padilla (PhD’93) has accepted the position as director of the Council on Social Work Education Center for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice. Dr. Padilla will have a joint appointment with the CSWE and with the School of Social Work at University of Texas at Austin.

    Karen Lincoln (MSW '96 PhD '02) Blogs About the Elderly Poor in the Wall Street Journal

    Karen Lincoln's blog, "The Economic Arguments for More Aid to the Elderly Poor" was published in the Wall Street Journal.

    • April 1, 2015
    Stephanie Chang (MSW'14) Starts Historic First Term in the Michigan House of Representatives

    Stephanie Chang (MSW’14) kicked off her notable first term in the Michigan House of Representatives this past week, as she is the first Asian-American woman to ever serve in the Michigan Legislature. Her current endeavors are featured in The Michigan Daily.


  10. Joseph P. Ryan
    Joseph Ryan, Amy Good (MSW'80), Terri Gilbert (MSW'87) Appointed to Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice

    Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice. The committee advises the governor on juvenile justice issues and guides effective implementation of juvenile justice policies and programs. Three of the  committee members are affiliated with the U-M School of Social Work:

    Joseph Ryan (MSW’96) is an associate professor at the U-M SSW and a faculty associate for the Center for Political Studies and the Institute for Social Research.

    Amy Good (MSW’80) is CEO of Alternatives for Girls. She has more than 27 years of experience working with homeless and high-risk girls and young women, primarily in Detroit.

    Terri Gilbert (MSW’87) is executive director of the Oakland County Bar Association. She served as bureau director of child welfare funding and juvenile programs for the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services.

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