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  1. Joseph P. Ryan
    Joseph Ryan Selected for the President’s Award for Public Impact.

    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.

    Michigan Social Work Presents: Juliana Huxtable LIVE

    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.

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    • February 1, 2019
  3. Bradley J. Zebrack
    Brad Zebrack Named a 2019 Association of Oncology Social Work Fellow

    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.

    Michigan Research Highlights How Social Work Researchers are Tackling HIV Epidemic

    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.

  5. Andrew C. Grogan-Kaylor
    American Academy of Pediatrics Says No More Spanking

    Associate Professor Andrew Grogan-Kaylor's meta-analysis of 50 years of research on corporal punishment was key in the recent American Academy of Pediatrics policy update on corporal punishment. The Academy - the largest professional organization for US pediatricians - is taking a strict stance against parents, caregivers and other adults using spanking, hitting or slapping to discipline children. The updated policy statement is the first major revise since 1998.

  6. Shanna Katz KattariAshley Lacombe-DuncanRachel T. Naasko
    Shanna Kattari, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan and Rachel Naasko 2019 Michigan Road Scholars

    The Michigan Road Scholars have selected Assistant Professors Shanna Kattari and Ashley Lacombe-Duncan and Field Educator Rachel Naasko to participate in the 2019 program. This 5-day educational tour exposes participants to the state’s economy, government and politics, culture, educational systems, health and social issues, history and geography.

    Designed to increase mutual knowledge and understanding between the university and the people and communities of the state, the tour introduces participants to locations the majority of U-M students call home. It also encourages university service to the public and suggests ways faculty can address state issues through research, scholarship and creative activity.

  7. Robert M. Ortega
    Robert Ortega Selected as National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Advisory Board Member

    Associate Professor Robert Ortega has been selected as a National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Advisory Board member. The institute’s mission is to increase the equity and effectiveness of child welfare practice.

  8. Trina R. Shanks
    Trina Shanks Elected Member of Grand Challenges for Social Work Executive Committee

    Associate Professor Trina Shanks has been elected to serve as a member of the Grand Challenges for Social Work Executive Committee. Shanks will contribute perspectives and energy to one of the most important social agendas in the history of the social work profession.  She will be joining a group of highly respected and influential colleagues who are committed to achieving social change around some of the deepest and most persistent problems of our age.

    • January 14, 2019
  9. Cristina B. Bares
    Cristina Bares is Co-Chair of 2019 National Hispanic Science Network Conference

    Associate Professor Cristina Bares will serve as a co-chair for the 2019 National Hispanic Science Network Conference. The network promotes interdisciplinary and translational research across a broad range of disciplines on a national and international front. Since its inception in 2001, the network – in partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Eye Institute – has made great strides to advance the field of Hispanic drug use research.  

    Faculty Allies for Diversity Committee Hosts Networking Event to Celebrate Diversity

    The Faculty Allies for Diversity Committee hosted a networking event to celebrate diversity in our school and prepare students for the job market. The faculty shared networking tips, strategies for job talks and how to navigate barriers in academic spaces. Professor Rogério M. Pinto and Assitant Professor Addie Weaver chaired the event. More than 20 professors and PhD students attended.

    • January 11, 2019

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