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  1. John A. Doering-White
    John Doering-White Defends Dissertation

    John Doering-White successfully defended his dissertation entitled "In the Shadow of the Beast: Violence and Dignity along the Central American Migrant Trail".  His committee consisted of Laura Lein, Jason DeLeon (co-chairs), Andrew Shryock, Reuben Miller and Jorge Delva. He has accepted an Assistant Professor of Social Work position at the University of South Carolina, with a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology.

    • March 11, 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. Robert M. OrtegaCharles D. Garvin
    Robert Ortega and Charles Garvin Coauthor New Book, “Socially Just Practice in Groups”

    Associate Professor Robert Ortega and Professor Emeritus Charles Garvin’s new book,“Socially Just Practice in Groups” provides a comprehensive exploration of group practice through the lens of social work.  The authors cover all stages of developing a group practice: getting started; establishing purpose, roles and tasks of the group; stages and phases of practice; and specific skills in assessment, monitoring and evaluation.  Chapters contain case examples as well as exercise.

  4. Todd I. Herrenkohl
    Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update

    Marion Elizabeth Blue Professor of Children and Families Todd Herrenkohl is featured in the U-M Washington D.C. Update  for his service on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  5. William Elliott III
    Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts for a 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda

    Professor William Elliott’s essay, “ Leveraging Free College and Children’s Savings Accounts for a 21st Century Wealth Building Agenda” was published in the College Promise Campaign Policy Brief.

  6. William Elliott III
    How do you Weather a Short-Term Financial Crisis?

    Professor William Elliott III essay “How Do You Weather a Short-Term Financial Crisis?” is published in New America.

  7. Shanna Katz Kattari
    Shanna Kattari Discusses Accessibility with the Cleveland Jewish News

    Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari discusses accessibility and inclusion with the Cleveland Jewish News.

  8. Roland W. Zullo
    Roland Zullo's Analysis of MDOT Contracts is Featured in Detroit Free Press

    Associate Research Scientist Roland Zullo’s Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) analysis is featured in the Detroit Free Press. Zullo reviewed MDOT contracts and determined the State of Michigan spent $90 million more to hire private contractors for engineering and design work than it would have if it had maintained that work in-house over a three-year period.

  9. William L. Vanderwill
    William Vanderwill Recognized by Detroit City Council

    Field Educator William Vanderwill was recognized by the Detroit City Council for his outstanding leadership in the field of social work in sports.

    • February 11, 2019
  10. Terri L. Friedline
    Terri Friedline Writes Op-Ed Supporting Green New Deal for The American Prospect

    Associate Professor Terri Friedline wrote an op-ed "Want a Green New Deal? Then Challenge Global Capitalism" for The American Prospect. Friedline supports addressing inequities and rising global temperatures with the Green New Deal which challenges global capitalist activities that amplify racial and gender disparities in how people experience the effects of climate change.

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