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    MSW Student Charles Williams II Discusses Elijah Cummings with New York Times

    Charles Williams II, MSW ‘20 and senior pastor of Detroit's Historic King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church, discusses with the New York Times how the black baptist church shaped Congressman Elijah E. Cummings' career.

    • October 24, 2019
  2. Brian E. Perron
    Brian Perron Presents Data Workshops in China

    Brian Perron presented, "Innovating administrative research through data science: Lessons learned from the U-M SSW Data Lab” at Tsinghua University in China. He also gave a workshop on "Writing and Publication Strategies in Social Work" hosted by the Tianjin University of Technology.


    • March 8, 2019
  3. Kathleen J. PottickYun Chen
    Yun Chen and Kathleen Pottick Awarded Honorable Mention 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Excellence in Research Award

    Joint PhD student Yun Chen and Kathleen Pottick, visiting scholar and professor of social work at Rutgers University, are both recipients of an honorable mention for the 2019 Society for Social Work and Research Excellence in Research Award. The award recognizes the article “Conceptualizing Culturally Infused Engagement and Its Measurement for Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Children and Families, Clinical Children and Family Psychology.” In conferring the honorable mention, the Society recognized outstanding social work research that represents the highest of scientific standards and advances social work knowledge.

    • December 5, 2018
  4. Shanna Katz Kattari
    LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity Features Shanna Kattari in Scholar Story

    The University of Michigan LSA National Center for Institutional Diversity recently published a scholar story showcasing Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari. Her scholarship focuses on three main areas:

    • disability, ableism and microaggressions around disability;
    • sexuality and gender;
    • healthcare access, culturally responsive healthcare and sexual and reproductive healthcare.

    Kattari enjoys using mixed methods, PhotoVoice, digital storytelling, arts-based methodologies and phenomenology from the qualitative perspective to depict her research.

    Center on Assets, Education and Inclusion Receives Funding from the Friedman Family Foundation

    Professor William Elliot received funding from the Friedman Family Foundation to support the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion. The center creates and studies innovations related to asset development, education and financial inclusion that result in opportunities across the life course for low-income children and families.

    Kristina Agbebiyi Awarded the 2018 University of Michigan NASW Student of the Year

    Kristina Agbebiyi, MSW'18 was awarded the 2018 University of Michigan NASW Student of the Year. The award selection is based on the following criteria:

    • Demonstrated leadership qualities
    • 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
    • April 4, 2018
    Susannah Feinstein Selected as a 2018 DOW Sustainability Fellow

    Susannah Feinstein, MSW ‘18, was selected as a 2018 Dow Sustainability Fellow

    Dow Fellows focus on interdisciplinary approaches to a broad array of sustainability challenges related to water, energy, transportation, built environment, climate change, food, health, human behavior, and others. In addition to co-curricular activities and interactions with the Dow Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows, each Masters/Professional Fellow will complete an interdisciplinary team project focused on developing collaborative and practical sustainability solutions in the real world.


    • January 29, 2018
    Daniel Kaplan (MSW Student) Pens Article on Birthright Israel

    Daniel Kaplan (MSW student) wrote a Jewschool article about Birthright Israel. 

    Madel Leal (MSW‘17) Featured in Michigan News for Summer Work in Peru

    Madel Leal (MSW‘17) was featured in the Michigan News video, “Research, education, service: How we spent our summer vacation.”

  10. Larry M. Gant
    Shelby Andersen-Holt, Breanna Ostrander (MSW students) and Larry Gant Receive Grant from Graham Sustainability Institute for Belding Community Youth Food Collaborative

    Shelby Andersen-Holt and Breanna Ostrander (MSW students) along with mentor Professor Larry Gant received a grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute for The Belding Community Youth Food Collaborative project. The project uses youth empowerment and community engagement models to develop knowledge of and infrastructure for sustainable horticultural practices and nutritious eating in a rural setting.

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