Assistant Professor Shanna Kattari discusses accessibility and inclusion with the Cleveland Jewish News.
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.
Associate Professors Andrew Grogan-Kaylor and Shawna Lee are co-authors of the 2017 Article of the Year by the journal Child Abuse and Neglect. “Spanking and adult mental health impairment: The case for the designation of spanking as an adverse childhood experience” demonstrated outstanding contribution to research on child welfare.
Michelle Wood’s, MSW Student Career Services Director has been selected to the 2019 Path to Licensure. The Path to Licensure is an initiative of the Association of Social Work Boards to support collaboration among educators, practitioners and regulators in preparing students for their professional journey, a bridging from education to professional practice.
Field Educator William Vanderwill was recognized by the Detroit City Council for his outstanding leadership in the field of social work in sports.
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.
Professor Joseph Ryan will receive the President’s Award for Public Impact. The award honors individuals who have offered their academic research and expertise in tangible service of a major public-sector challenge.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work will present a commissioned solo performance work by artist, writer, performer and DJ Juliana Huxtable on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM) at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, which is located within the Michigan League at 911 North University Avenue (theater entrance on Fletcher Street; parking at Palmer Drive Parking Structure and Thayer Street Structure).
Ms. Huxtable’s performance is presented with additional support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA); the U-M Institute for Research on Women and Gender; and the U-M Spectrum Center, which helps enhance campus life for LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty. This event is part of the university’s 2019 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium and offered free of charge.
Juliana Huxtable is an American artist, writer, performer and musician. Exploring the intersections of race, gender, queerness, technology and identity, Huxtable uses a diverse set of means to engage these issues, including self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, nightlife, music, writing and social media. Huxtable references her own body and history as a transgender African American woman as she challenges the socio-political and cultural forces that inform normative conceptions of gender and sexuality. She lives and works in New York, where she is the founder and DJ for Shock Value, and part of House of Ladosha, a nightlife collective run by artists, DJs, writers and fashion icons.
Huxtable’s art and performance work has been featured at Roskilde Festival, Denmark (2018); Rewire Festival, Netherlands (2018); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2018); Reena Spaulings, New York (2017); Project Native Informant, London (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); Frieze Projects, London (2014) and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2015), among other venues.
Huxtable's work is featured in Art in the Age of the Internet: 1989 to Today, on view at UMMA through April 7, 2019. She will stage a performance presented by the U-M School of Social Work on Wednesday, February 6 at 5 PM in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The presentation of Ms. Huxtable’s work is part of the School of Social Work’s initiative to build its collection of contemporary fine art with social themes. The existing collection includes work by Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, Diane Arbus, Frank Stella and William Kentridge and many others.
Professor Brad Zebrack has been named a 2019 Association of Oncology Social Work Fellow. The fellowship recognizes and honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science and practice of psychosocial oncology.
U-M researchers from a wide variety of disciplines are working to address the global HIV epidemic by developing interventions and searching for cures. The U-M Interprofessional Collaboration Implementation Group is working on both behavioral and structural interventions. Read about their work in the January issue of Michigan Research.
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