News

December 13, 2017
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James Huguley's Just Discipline project in the news Assistant Professor James Huguley started a pilot leadership program aimed at giving Woodland Hills Intermediate School students conflict resolution and peer-mediation skills. Read more
December 12, 2017
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SSW alum named new CEO of Forbes Funds SSW alumnus Fred Brown has been named president and chief executive of the Forbes Funds. Mr. Brown is a native of Homewood who spent some of his career in Charlotte, N.C., in education and social work jobs. Read more
December 08, 2017
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School of Social Work Wage Study in the news The Pittsburgh Wage Study Preliminary Findings were presented at a press conference Tuesday, December 5th led by School of Social Work faculty members Jeff Shook, Sara Goodkind, and Ray Engel. Read more
December 01, 2017
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Jerry Cochran on WPXI-TV Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Jerry Cochran spoke with WPXI-TV news about the proposal that would force treatment for anyone revived with Narcan. Read more
November 29, 2017
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James Huguley gives keynote at alma mater Assistant Professor James Huguley gave the keynote address at Providence College's first Multicultural Student Reunion. Read more
November 29, 2017
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Pitt hosts Homewood-born author The School of Social Work’s Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools collaborated with the Humanities Center to host a nationally-renowned author at Pitt. John Edgar Wideman, a prolific writer who hails from the Homewood community of Pittsburgh. Read more
November 27, 2017
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Latino youth well-being lacking in Pennsylvania, study finds Assistant Professor Jaime Booth conducted a study called Visual Voices which measured the well-being of Latino youth by having them express their feelings through a piece of artwork. Read more
November 27, 2017
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MSW alumnus focused on positive change MSW alumnus and Marshall University social work professor Philip Carter has been an agent of change for over 50 years. Read more
November 22, 2017
Racial Slurs Have No Place In High School Athletics, Students Say. So Why Does This Keep Happening? Dean Larry Davis talks to WESA 90.5 about recent racial incidents at local football games Read more
November 16, 2017
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Evans Fellow Chimes in on Local Elections and Advocacy Evans Fellow Rachael Richter talked to NASW News about the importance of social workers getting involved in local politics. Read more
November 16, 2017
Congratulations to all of our SSW students who participated in in the Local Government Case Competition! Fifteen SSW students participated in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Local Government Case Competition Read more
November 16, 2017
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Call me lucky…Pitt Dean of Social Work Larry Davis reflects on his career Larry Davis, who announced last month that he would retire as dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work at the end of the school year, talks bout his life and accomplishments. Read more
November 08, 2017
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Race and Social Problems Journal draws top scholars We're excited to announce Race & Social Problems is now covered in the Social Sciences Citation Index! Impact Factor coming 2019! Read more
November 01, 2017
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Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship naming contest The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is holding a contest to name the next HRSA supported Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship. Read more
November 01, 2017
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Congratulations to Associate Professor Sara Goodkind Associate Professor Sara Goodkind has received the Iris Marion Young Award for Social Justice. The award recognizes University of Pittsburgh staff, faculty, graduate or undergraduate community who work to promote social justice and democracy. Read more