September 5, 2017
Topic: Campus News
Rosemary Sarri, professor emerita of social work, School of Social Work; and research professor emerita, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, is a 2017 inductee of the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. She is one of eight women selected from more than 100 nominations to be inducted into the 34th class of the hall of fame, which honors distinguished women, both historical and contemporary, who are associated with the state of Michigan.
LeeAnn Fields, Michigan Publishing senior executive editor, earned the 2017 Award for Excellence in Editing from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education during its annual conference. Fields is the acquiring editor for Theater and Performance Studies, and also received a special mention when University of Michigan Press received the inaugural award in 2001. In addition to Theater, she also acquires the American Studies, Disability Studies, and Class Studies lists. This year, the U_M Press also earned the Outstanding Book Award for one of Fields' acquisitions — Branislav Jakoljevic's "Alienation Effects."
Robert Joseph Taylor, Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work, Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work; and faculty associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research, has been selected to give the 2017 Carl A. Scott Lecture at the Council on Social Work Education annual meeting on Oct. 21. The Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture Series was established to continue the legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. Taylor was recognized for his prolific and highly influential research on African-American families, and his leading role in mentoring and shaping a new generation of African-American scholars.
Daphne Watkins, director of the joint doctoral program and associate professor of social work, School of Social Work, was selected to be a featured speaker at the 2017 Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium at Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on the theme of epidemics. The symposium is scheduled for Oct. 27. Watkins also is a faculty associate in the Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research.