PhD Candidate Helen Nichols and Professor Swanberg have a New Paper Published in the Journal of Canc

Doctoral Candidate Helen Nichols, shown here, and Professor Swanberg have a new paper published in the Journal of Cancer Education that explores low-wage earning breast cancer survivors’ experiences communicating with their oncology team about cancer and employment issues. Using data from interviews with low-wage earning breast cancer survivors, the authors found that survivors’ experiences communicating with their oncology team about employment and cancer focused on three dimensions of patient-provider communication: extent, quality, and content. Over 70% of respondents reported no communication or only routine communication with their providers regarding work; three quarters of women repor

Women's History Month: Women in Leadership 3/14

Wednesday March 14, 2018 Noon - 1:00 p.m. SMC Campus Center, Room 351 Come and celebrate women's history month by attending this panel discussion led by women in leadership positions who will discuss their journey to leadership and share advice to women and individuals who work with women. Food will be served!

SSW Led Effort Finds "Men, rural residents, at highest risk of suicide in Michigan"

From Capital News Service and Crystal Chen In Michigan, one person dies by suicide about every six hours. That statistic puts the state right in the middle of a national trend. Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death among Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and in 2016, the national age-adjusted suicide rate reached the highest level in decades. In Michigan the response to increasing suicide rates has been to focus on two groups overly represented: men and rural residents. Men are four times more likely to die by suicide, and men account for 79 percent of all U.S. suicides, a CDC study found. It’s the fourth-leading cause of death among men age

SSW Staff Profile: Jill Carter

Every other week during the semester we will showcase one staff member. This week we get to know Jill Carter, an Instructional Technology Lead with the Ruth H. Young Center for Families and Children. How would you describe yourself? I've been told that I'm just like my mother. I'm okay with that. When did you join the SSW and what is your day-to-day role? I joined the SSW in 2013 after working at JHU School of Nursing for 15 years. I think I needed the change. I spend the better part of my day resolving issues related to our learning management system (LMS) and creating and administering online learning for the Child Welfare Academy. What skills are needed for your role? The skill that I

Lunch Time Research Seminar 3/15 Dr. Joseph Gallo JHU Mixed Methods in Mental Health

Please join us for the upcoming Lunch Time Research Seminar featuring Dr. Joseph Gallo Director, Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Sciences Department of Mental Health Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Thursday, March 15th TIME: 12:15-1:45PM ROOM: 4E26 of SSW Bldg. 525 W. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Pizza and refreshments will be provided please RSVP by 3/13 to Mixed methods research is defined as the collection, analysis, and integration of both quantitative (e.g., RCT outcome) data and qualitative (e.g., observations, interviews) data to provide a more com

Volunteer Opportunities at My Sister's Place Women's Center

Our volunteers are our greatest resource and we invite you to join the team. The following are current opportunities: • meal service • workshop facilitator for classes that include wellness, self-discovery career exploration and job preparation and housing readiness •front desk assistant to answer telephone calls in a professional manner and welcome/direct guests and visitors to information and resources •career counselor to work one-on-one with clients as they complete online job applications, create résumés and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, assess clients’ progress and provide staff feedback. For information about volunteer opportunities, call (410)659-3763 or email vol

Required Financial Aid Exit Counseling Sessions for Graduating Students

Did you borrow a student loan while enrolled at UMB? If yes, federal regulations require you to attend exit counseling. Exit counseling will be held in the SSW Auditorium on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and 4:30 pm to 6:00pm. They will also be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and 4:40 pm to 6:00 pm. If you have questions about this process, please contact university student financial assistance at or 410-706-7347

Corey Shdaimah Published in Texas Law Review- Online Edition

Associate Professor Corey Shdaimah published an article in the Texas Law Review Online Edition. The article was an invited response to an article by Amy Cohen's article analyzing three iterations of New York City's prostitution diversion programs over the past 100 years. According to Shdaimah, Cohen’s portrayal reveals similarities among prostitution diversion program across historical eras. US society remains disapproving of sex work, using the criminal justice system to punish those who sell sex even when we see them as victims. Prostitution diversion programs are important resources for many of the people who participate in them, particularly when compared to current alternatives. It rema

Tableau Workshop at the HS/HSL

The HSHSL is offering a new workshop and registration is now open! An Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau – March 7th 2018 HSHSL Lower Level (LL05) 12 – 1pm Tableau is a business analytics tool for creating a wide variety of interactive data visualizations. The software is available as a free version as well as a more robust full-scale version. Tableau can be used to create a wide variety of interactive visualizations that allow users to better explore temporal, spatial, topical, and network data. the drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to explore data without needing any advanced programming skills. Dashboards allow users to combine multiple views of their data into one

Volunteer Opportunity: Maryland Science Olympiad Baltimore Tournament March 3

Join the fun at the most exciting STEM tournament in Baltimore - Maryland Science Olympiad. It is held March 3 from 9 - 5:30 pm at Morgan State University. 300 Baltimore city middle schoolers from 26 schools are competing! Volunteers can choose from various STEM activities or logistics and time slots. No experience necessary. The Head of Baltimore City Schools is coming too. Volunteer at Go to Tournaments tab, select Baltimore and see lower right Volunteer sign up tab. See you there! Maryland Science Olympiad is part of the National Science Olympiad program, the largest, wide range STEM program in the country. It is based on student choice, initiative, a

#metoo and #whyIstayed are trending: Please help us understand the trends at UMB and let your voice

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Community Collaborative on Intimate Partner Violence is conducting a brief survey of students, staff, and faculty to better understand the needs of our campus community related to intimate partner violence. Social work students, staff, and faculty are under-represented in this survey. Please complete the survey to ensure the SSW is adequately represented! Your responses are anonymous. Please visit this link to be taken to the survey: Study Contact Dr. Veronica Nije-Carr (Principal Investigator) Email:

SGA meeting - Monday, March 5th (FREE FOOD)

Student Government Association (SGA) meeting is Monday, March 5th @ 5 pm in room 2w11. Come be in the know. Each SSW Student group will share information about their upcoming events. All students are welcome. Food will be served. See you there!

Game On! Don't miss out! RSVP now!

All are invited however only the first 10 students, 10 faculty,and 10 staff who RSVP will attend. Don't be left out! RSVP today.

SSW Helps Ohio County Improve Services for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care

From LGBTQ youth in foster care face different challenges than children who are heterosexual and identify with the gender they were born as. For example, finding foster homes. Eris Eady, program director for the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, said one in one situation, siblings couldn't be housed together because the foster parents refused to accept a child's sexual identity. "The stories are endless and they're hard," she said. Cuyahoga County is one of four sites across the country splitting a $10 million federal grant to help LGBTQ youth in the foster care system. Led by University of Maryland's School of Social Work, the money pays for programs to address the needs of le

Hollins Market Food Tour

The Hollins Market Food Tour is scheduled from 12-1pm on March 14th! The tour is an opportunity to get to know your neighboring community of Hollins Market and sample free food from three local restaurants.

Eutaw Street Sweep

Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:00:00 AM Eutaw and Lexington Streets Website address Get Eutaw ready for Orioles’ Opening Day with sweeping, scrubbing, and more on Eutaw Street between Franklin and Baltimore Streets. The Market Center Merchants Association represents the 300+ businesses within the Market Center (27 blocks on the west side of downtown Baltimore). MCMA promotes commerce, retains and attracts business, and enhances the customer and residential experience.

Meet & Mingle with Delegate Mary Washington

SSW Alumna, Christy McDermott, is hosting a meet and mingle with Mary Washington on March 4th. Mary Washington is currently one of our district's delegate's and is running for a senate seat. If you are in the 43rd congressional district please join. You can RSVP to or 443-845-8319.

Send Renaissance Scholars to Black Panther Film

The Promise Heights team at Renaissance is asking for donations so that we may take students to see Marvel’s newest and highly anticipated film, Black Panther. This field trip event is aimed at celebrating about 30 scholars who have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher in the second marking period. As representation shapes identity, watching triumphant superheroes that resemble themselves will inspire our students to reach for new heights! Help us show our students that there is pride in being Living Black History. Your contribution will be received with immense gratitude. Here is what we need: 30 students X $20 tickets/refreshments = $600 + $250 transportation = $850 goal

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