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4 Features

2 90th anniversary kick-off generates energy

4 The futures of social work education at Michigan

28 Cantata commissioned for 90th anniversary

9 Recent faculty publications 11 Recent faculty honors and awards 12 Pioneer profile: Helen Weingarten

13 Happenings

6 Faculty fashion the future

6 Faculty


13 Class action change: Fauri Lecture 14 Healing the wounds: MLK Health Sciences Lecture

18 Students

SAVE THE DATE CSWE Alumni Reception October 27–30 Atlanta, GA 50-, 25-, 10-, and 5-year reunion activities October 27–30 School of Social Work Homecoming Tailgate Saturday, October 29 School of Social Work

Fauri Lecture and Conference November 11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. SSW Educational Conference Center “The Color of Children in the Child Welfare System” 90th Anniversary Commencement November 18 Check the School’s Facebook page for updates and other events.

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15 Caring for the caregivers: Winkelman Lecture 16 Collaboratory examines Detroit Summer Youth Employment Program 17 Partnership formed between SSW and the Peace Corps 17 Curtis Center collaborations

18 Students create peer-reviewed journal 18 Students look to the future 19 Year one of the Jewish Communal Leadership Program 19 Students participate in D.C. job networking trip 20 Doctoral student dissertations and honors 21 Your story is our story: Student profiles

22 Development & Alumni

22 Your story is our story: Alumni profiles 26 In memoriam: Professor Emerita Katherine (Kay) Reebel 27 Sneak peek: The dean’s million dollar challenge 29 Do we have your RSVP? 30 Reunion weekend: October 28–29 31 Class notes

Winter/Spring 2011 Published biannually by: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 ©2011 U-M Regents MMD 110144


Laura Lein EDITOR

Tanya C. Hart Emley DESIGNER


Mary Jo Wholihan For information regarding this publication, class notes, and address changes, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 734-763-6886 or


Sean de Four ’01, President Anita Bohn ’88, Vice President Bill Cabin ’04, Secretary Blanca Almanza ’86 Jerilyn Church ’06 Hazelette Crosby-Robinson ’08 Dan Fischer ’84 Bum Jung Kim ’05 Mary Ortega ’86 Nan Richter ’09 Gayle Shier ’08 Jonathan Stern ’84 Erica Solway ’05 Jamila Weathers ’04 John Tropman, ex-officio, faculty liaison Dean Laura Lein, ex-officio Lindsey Rossow-Rood, ex-officio Laurie Bueche, ex-officio

Front cover photo: Burton Memorial Bell Tower with a line from the cantata Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society. See page 28. Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services.

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