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UMD Masters Program Ranks in Top Tier of U.S. News and World Report, May 8, 2012.

According to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report (USN&WR), the UMD Masters of Social Work ranked in the top tier, placing 79th in the USN&WR graduate school "Health" category. The national assessment included surveys that were conducted during the fall of 2011, handled by the research firm Ipsos Public Affairs. Among the programs surveyed, the UMD master of social work, accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, was selected and highly ranked.
"The UMD masters of social work offers an advanced generalist curriculum with a focus on American Indian social services," said Dr. Melanie Shepard, UMD Social Work Department Head. The program offers courses in the areas of child welfare, clinical, and community practice. "We have notable graduates, including Duluth City Councilor Emily Larson, who have pursued human service occupations that improve the quality of life in our region."
In addition, the UMD Speech-Language Pathology program ranked 131 nationally. Both programs encourage student development in knowledge and skills for clinical, administrative, and community practice. (more information)

History of the USN
In 1983, USN&WR began its annual rankings of American colleges and universities. The fall of 1987 marked the first publication of the newsstand book, America's Best Colleges. It was joined by America's Best Graduate Schools in 1994.
USN&WR began its Internet ventures in 1993, with a two-year stint as a content provider to the CompuServe Information Service. U.S. News Online, the magazine's Web site, went online Nov. 6, 1995. All articles from the print edition of U.S. News also appear on U.S. News Online.

 

UMD Co-Hosts Third China International Conference on Speech Therapy in Beijing, July 2-3, 2011.

Four faculty members and three students from UMD presented at the conference. Representing UMD at the event were: Paul Deputy, dean of the College of Education and Human Service Professions; Mark Mizuko, professor and head, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (DCSD); Lynette Carlson, clinic director, DCSD; and Jolene Hyppa-Martin, instructor, DCSD. Three DCSD students, Elli Kantonen and Kelly Kowalski, and Amelia Donars took part in the conference. The Fourth China International Conference on Speech Therapy will be held in 2013. (more information)

 

Jena Gordon, a second year graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the recipient of this year’s Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship.

Jena Gordon, a second year graduate student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is the recipient of this year’s Karlind T. Moller Cleft/Craniofacial Scholarship. This award includes a one-year student membership in the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and $500 for Ms. Gordon’s research/project expenses. The award was given in recognition of Ms. Gordon’s thesis project titled, “Survey of Second Year Speech Language Pathology Graduate Students’ Training in Cleft Lip/Palate. ” Ms. Gordon will be traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico in April of 2011 to present her research at the annual ACPA meeting. Ms. Gordon’s thesis advisor is Assistant Professor, Dr. Dana R. Collins.

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