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M.S.W. Grad Partners with Community to Study Sex Trafficking Concerns

Since graduating with a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work in 2015, Christina Melander has worked as a research fellow at Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) to identify sex trafficking trends throughout Minnesota. She hopes to expand her work to lead independent research … Continue reading M.S.W. Grad Partners with Community to Study Sex Trafficking Concerns

Marion Barber Jr., Gophers Hall-of-Fame running back, earns his degree at age 57

Marion Barber Jr. is persistent. As an All-Big Ten running back for the Golden Gophers football team in the late 1970s, Barber was a record-setting player. In 2017, at age 57, Barber’s determination off the field culminated May 11 when he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota as part of the commencement … Continue reading Marion Barber Jr., Gophers Hall-of-Fame running back, earns his degree at age 57

M.S.W. graduate named 2017 Bush Fellow

Brenda Hartman (M.S.W. ’89), a St. Paul therapist who provides counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples, was named a 2017 Bush Fellow this week. She and 23 other people were selected from nearly 650 applications for the fellowships. Applicants described their leadership vision and how a Bush Fellowship would both help them achieve their goals … Continue reading M.S.W. graduate named 2017 Bush Fellow

Audit by Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking has big impact on St. Paul police-community relations

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking played a big role in audit, community meetings that resulted in removal of officers from police-civilian review board.
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School of Social Work December 2016 Research E-Newsletter

New Faculty Member Waid Working to Prevent Need for Foster Care Jeffrey Waid, who joined the School of Social Work as an assistant professor this fall, began his journey into social work as a child welfare caseworker. Working with families in their communities, he sought to prevent the recurrence of child maltreatment and placement of … Continue reading School of Social Work December 2016 Research E-Newsletter

SSW Outlook Fall 2016 magazine available online

The Fall 2016 Outlook features articles about our 100th anniversary, some of our retirees and the Pet Away Worry and Stress program. We hope you enjoy reading it.

MNCAMH director’s work featured in news

Those with schizophrenia are underserved, and that the access to mental health treatment is something that isn't talked about enough.
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Gao receives Grant-in-Aid for research on Smartphone Exercise Apps for breast cancer survivors

Zan Gao, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab, was recently awarded a research grant totaling $47,620 from the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research for his work on Smartphone Exercise Apps. He will be collaborating with Dr. Hee Yun Lee from … Continue reading Gao receives Grant-in-Aid for research on Smartphone Exercise Apps for breast cancer survivors

Hollister wins President’s Award for Outstanding Service

David Hollister, professor in the School of Social Work, is one of 12 people at the U of M to be awarded the 2016 President’s Award for Outstanding Service. The award recognizes exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units by any active or retired faculty or staff member. Recipients of … Continue reading Hollister wins President’s Award for Outstanding Service

Social work student earns Outstanding Community Service Award

School of Social Work doctoral student Tanya Bailey recently won the U of M Outstanding Community Service Award, the highest honor given to a student for service to the University and community. She received the award at a ceremony on March 31. Bailey established the PAWS (Pet Away Worry  & Stress) program, which involves over … Continue reading Social work student earns Outstanding Community Service Award

Events

Ph.D. Info Session (In person)

October 24, 2017
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

An information session dedicated to exploring a Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Minnesota. Find out what a Ph.D. from the School of Social Work could mean for your future!

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Ph.D. Info Session (Online)

November 2, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Please join us for the online Ph.D. information session to find out what a Ph.D. from the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota could mean for your future!

* Learn about the Ph.D. curriculum and dissertation process

* Find out about the admissions process

Please RSVP and we will send you details about accessing the session.

Final Exams

December 15, 2017

Finals are held on December 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21.

End of Fall Semester

December 21, 2017

Spring Semester Begins

January 16, 2018