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Good News: SSW Faculty and Staff Bulletin
September 14, 2015

Ericka Deglau reports that the Intensive Weekend program held its annual Field Day on August 27th, bringing together new and continuing students.  In the morning, current students had the opportunity to discuss licensing and post-graduation plans with Doug Behan, director of the School’s Continuing Education department, and learned about trauma-informed practice from practitioners in the field - Debbie Ruisard, Timothy Vermillion, and Kim Stolow, all recent graduates of the DSW program.  In the afternoon, current students and alumna class of 2014, Helena Lewis, who is a poet/performer as well as social worker, gave the 108 new students joining the program an idea of what Intensive Weekend study might be like for them, in a series of creative audiovisual presentations centered on the theme of “transformation.”  

 

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Antoinette Y. Farmer has been chosen as one of five Rutgers CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellows for the 2015-16 academic year. The CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation) is the academic component of the Big Ten athletic conference. The CIC Academic Leadership Program is designed to help talented and diverse faculty further develop their ability to be effective academic leaders at their current institutions, or in the future at other major research institutions. 

 

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Patricia Findley has been invited to be a technical reviewer to support the work of a Climate Change and Public Health Working Group being formed under the umbrella of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.  The Working Group is being convened for an initial six months to lay the groundwork for a statewide plan to address impacts of a changing climate on health and wellness of New Jersey population.

 

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Bert Goldberg had a reflection published in “Ten Years Later:  Jewish New Orleans after Katrina: Reflections from Jewish Leaders,” Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Metairie, LA , August, 2015.

 

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Max Kleinman had a published essay titled “Leadership Succession Is Not Only About the Successor” in the Non-Profit Quarterly, June 26, 2015.  Another essay titled “Op Ed: Iran Nuke Deal is a Gift to Iranwas published in the Morristown Daily Record, August 14, 2015.  

 

Max Kleinman had a radio interview on Iran Nuclear Deal, “Ask the Expert”, WMTR, Morristown, August 16, 2015. He was a participant on “Political Roundtable,” WMTR, Morristown, September 6, 2015.

 

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Michael LaSala had a new publication.

Citation:

Toros, K., LaSala, M. C., & Medar, M. (2015). Assessment of children in need in a post-Soviet context. Journal of Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1080/10522158.2015.1065458

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Judith McCoyd had a chapter published from her “Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan” book with Carolyn Walter. The book requested that “known expert in the field discuss their career trajectories and synthesize their major concepts.” 

Citation:

McCoyd, J.L.M. & Walter, C.A. (2015). Developmental perspectives on death and dying, and maturational losses.  In J. M. Stillion & T. Attig, Death, dying and bereavement: Contemporary perspectives, institutions, and practices (pp. 121-133). New York: Springer.

 

Judith McCoyd completed two books with co-author Carolyn Walter during her sabbatical.  The book titled “Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan” will be released by Springer late in September and “Social Work in Health Settings” (edited with Toba S. Kerson) will be released in February 2016 - both will have 2016 copyright dates. 

Citations:

McCoyd, J.L.M. & Walter, C. A. (2016). Grief and loss across the lifespan: A biopsychosocial approach (2nd edition). New York: Springer Publishing.

McCoyd, J.L.M., Kerson, T. S. (Eds.) & Associates. (2016). Social work in health settings (4th ed.). London: Routledge.

 

Judith McCoyd had a new chapter in an edited volume about decision-making for fetal diagnosis that was released late August.

Citation:

McCoyd, J. L. M. (2016).  Critical aspects of decision-making and grieving after diagnosis of fetal anomaly.  In J. P. Galst & M. S. Verp, M. D. (Eds.), Prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis: The burden of choice. New York: Springer.

 

Judith McCoyd contributed to a recent essay related to how people of color engage with genetic technologies.

Citation:

Werner-Lin, A., McCoyd, J.L.M., & Bateman, D. W. (in press). Genetics and the health and well-being of people of color. In V.C. Copeland (Ed). Contemporary Issues for People of Color: Surviving and Thriving in the U.S. Today, Volume 4: Health and Wellness. Greenwood, 2015  

 

Judith McCoyd provided a clinical workshop to hospice and home care social workers and clinicians at the University of Pennsylvania Hospice in May.

Citation:

McCoyd, J.L.M. (2015, May). Resistance and approaches to work with patients and clients in homecare & hospice. Penn Home Care and Hospice. Philadelphia, PA.

 

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Sarah McMahon and the team at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children had a roll out in the national media to announce the recommendations made by Rutgers to the White House Task Force in regard to our recent campus sexual assault climate survey

  • •    The Star-Ledger: Rutgers report: 'Sexual violence' starts before college

http://www.nj.com/education/2015/09/rutgers_report_sexual_violence_starts_before_colle.html

  • •    Inside Higher Ed: Differing Definitions (Sarah McMahon, Social Work, Felicia McGinty, RU-New Brunswick Student Affairs, quoted)

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/09/02/rutgers-survey-using-broad-definition-finds-1-5-female-students-have-experienced

  • •    The Washington Post: Rutgers: 20 percent of undergraduate women had unwanted sexual contact (Richard L. Edwards, chancellor-New Brunswick,  Sarah McMahon, Social Work quoted)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/rutgers-20-percent-of-undergraduate-women-had-unwanted-sexual-contact/2015/09/01/33b6d46c-50d4-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

  • •    NPR: Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/02/436820747/rutgers-survey-underscores-challenges-collecting-sexual-assault-data

 

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Felix Muchomba co-published an article in World Development.

Citation:

Kaushal, N., & Muchomba, F. M. (2015). How Consumer Price Subsidies Affect Nutrition. World Development74, 25-42.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X1500090X 

 

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On Friday, September 10th, the Office of Continuing Education co-sponsored a conference with Prudential at the Livingston Student Center entitled “Diversity, Power and the Workplace”.  Over 300 people experienced an innovative program featuring Monica McGoldrick and her Multicultural Family Institute, an expert panel discussion on workplace power& diversity, and an interactive theater group that engaged the entire audience in an experiential exercise. 

 

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An article co-authored by Andy Peterson, Antoinette Farmer, and Allison Zippay was chosen in August as the CSWE 2015 Best Quantitative Article Award for Volume 50 of the Journal of Social Work Education. The recipients will be recognized at the Council on Social Work Education’s 2015 Annual Program Meeting on October 17th in Denver, Colorado. 

Citation:

Peterson, N.A., Farmer, A.Y. & Zippay, A. (2014). The implicit curriculum in an urban university setting: Pathways to students’ empowerment. Journal of Social Work Education, 50(4), 630-647.

 

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Juan Rios, Huamin Center Research Fellow and recent RU DSW graduate, will be presenting a conference paper, entitled “Mindfully Sharing in Modern China: The Wealthy Giving and the Influence of Chinese Philosophy,” at the conference on Philanthropy and Social Development in China on November 1st.

 

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La’Tesha Sampson has been accepted into The Urban Systems PhD program sponsored jointly by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The program has three specializations: 1) Urban Educational Policy, 2) Urban Environment, and 3) Urban Health. Ms. Sampson has selected the Urban Health Specialization and will examine the complex interrelationships among social, cultural, political, economic, geographic, organizational, and bioenvironmental factors that influence the health status and health behaviors of urban populations.

 

 

Rachel Schwartz and Sarah McMahon co-authored an article, “A Review of Sexual Assault Information on College Web Sites,” published in Health and Social Work. 

Citation:

Schwartz, R., McMahon, S. & Broadnax, J. (2015). A review of sexual assault information on college web sites. Health & Social Work. Advance Access published August 26, 2015, doi:10.1093/hsw/hlv064 

 

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