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U-M School of Social Work celebrates 90th anniversary by commissioning cantata
Not the University of Michigan School of Social Work. For its 90th anniversary, which it celebrates this weekend, the School of Social Work did something most unusual: With the help of a devoted alumna and her UM alumnus spouse, it commissioned a cantata.… the work’s title, “Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society,” is the school’s motto.

National Study Finds LGBT Seniors Face Harder Old Age
Huffington Post
A recent study released by the University of Washington’s School of Social Work is turning attention toward a group of seniors who face unique (and ignored) needs; a group whose numbers are expected to be more than 4 million by 2030–lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) boomers.

When Your Gut Sends Mixed Signals
Karol Ward, psychotherapist and author of Find Your Inner Voice: Using Instinct and Intuition Through the Body-Mind Connection, suggests “trying on the decision,” by which you picture yourself making a choice and then pay close attention to your physiological reaction.

UT Professor Receives Endowment to Teach Social Workers about Child Brain Development
Tennessee Today
That’s the mission of Terri Combs-Orme, a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Combs-Orme is the first recipient of an Endowed Professorship from the Memphis-based Urban Child Institute.

Older, Suburban and Struggling, ‘Near Poor’ Startle the Census
The New York Times
Among them is Phyllis Pendleton, a social worker with Catholic Charities in Washington, who proudly displays the signs of a hard-won middle-class life. She has one BlackBerry and two cars (both Buicks from the 1990s), and a $230,000 house that she, her husband and two daughters will move into next week.

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