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June 20, 2018
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University of Pittsburgh Names New Dean for School of Social Work Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer, who is a professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson announced today. Read more
June 19, 2018
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Nominate a Distinguished Alum Today Help the SSW recognize Pitt Social Work alumni who make a difference! The deadline for nominations is Saturday, June 30, 2018. Read more
June 17, 2018
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After-School Program Seeks to Disrupt The School-to-Prison Pipeline Assistant Professor James Huguley’s Just Discipline Project is getting national recognition. Read more
June 13, 2018
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Alum to head Manchester Bidwell Corporation Alumnus Kevin Jenkins will step in as president and chief executive officer of Manchester Bidwell Corp. now that Bill Strickland is stepping down. Read more
June 12, 2018
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Power from the ground up: A garden in Larimer shows collaboration across fault lines BASW and MSW alumna Betty Lane, the unofficial mayor of Larimer, helps bring a garden to life. Read more
June 09, 2018
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Brother of December murder victim to give Westinghouse valedictory address Jeremiah Nash, one of PACS’ College in High School graduates, will give the give Westinghouse valedictory address. Read more
June 04, 2018
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Alum named Provost Doctoral alumnus Darrell Wheeler has been appointed new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Iona College. Read more
June 04, 2018
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Dean to sit on panel Dean Larry Davis will be a panelist on “The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum” which will air June 7 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV. Read more
June 04, 2018
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New Direct Practice Chair named Congratulations! Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield has accepted the appointment as the new Direct Practice Chair. Read more
June 04, 2018
Alumnus named Fellow Adjunct professor and doctoral alumnus Rick Morycz has been awarded Fellow Status in the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. Read more
June 03, 2018
Alum named interim Provost Doctoral alumnus Joseph Mosca was named interim provost at Youngstown State University Read more
June 03, 2018
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PhD alumna wins award Doctoral alumna Lisa Schelbe won the Professor of the Year Award at Florida State University. Read more
May 24, 2018
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Faculty elected to University Senate Committees Several School of Social Work faculty members will sit on various University Senate Committees, including: Christina Newhill, Yodit Betru, Helen Cahalane, Mary Rauktis, and Beth Mulvaney. Read more
May 21, 2018
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Can students be part of the #MeToo movement too? Associate Professor Sara Goodkind is working with the Black Girls Equity Alliance to help the Pittsburgh Public Schools improve its sexual harassment prevention and response. Read more
May 14, 2018
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SSW makes presence known at local event Social work faculty Keith Caldwell and John Wallace, as well as alumnus Julius Boatwright, attended the annual PACE ‘Inclusive Voices’ event. Read more