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February 01, 2017
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BASW Director to moderate education panel BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell will moderate the "Engaging the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education" panel on February 15th at 11:30 am at the O'Hara Student Center Ballroom. Read more
February 01, 2017
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MSW Director promotes innovative therapy approaches MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill will lecture at Bluffton University on February 28, 2017. Her lecture, "Bridging the Unspeakable: Using expressive art approaches for trauma-focused cognitive therapy," will explore the use of creative and expressive arts to work with trauma patients. Read more
February 01, 2017
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Dean Davis speaks at awards ceremony Watch Dean Larry Davis’s remarks at the ceremony for the 2016 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. Davis thanks his mentors, and calls on social workers to continue the fight for racial equality. Read more
January 26, 2017
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Centennial Logo Contest! The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is in search of a logo in honor of our 100th anniversary! The logo should reflect the theme: “Celebrating 100 Years of People, Policy, and Practice.” This contest is open to all SSW students and alumni! Deadline: February 17, 2017 Read more
January 25, 2017
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School of Social Work Professor Selected for 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U. S. Scholar grant Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, a research assistant professor and faculty member for the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center in the School of Social Work, has been awarded a Core Fulbright U. S. Scholar grant to conduct research and teach at the University of Porto, Portugal. Read more
January 25, 2017
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Professor to speak to campus group Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield will speak at the Hillel Jews of Social Work first Social Justice Lunch and Learn of 2017. Dr. Whitfield will be speaking to the group about careers working directly and indirectly in the HIV+ community. Read more
January 25, 2017
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BASW student wins competition BASW student Angelica Walker's project, GlassCeiling, won 3rd place in the Pitt SheInnovates Hackathon. Angelica's team created a virtual arcade website called GlassCeiling where girls can play games to unlock trading “cards” of famous women of color scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Read more
January 24, 2017
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Pitt Event to Explore Role of the Black Church in American History The role of the Black church throughout key stages of American history will be the focus of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program. “Faith: The African American Church Through American History” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Alumni Hall. Read more
January 22, 2017
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MSW alumna wants to create hope after tragedy MSW alumna Demi Kolke, now with Operation Better Block, has been working to improve a vacant lot formerly owned by Kenny Stubbs, a Homewood resident she befriended. Stubbs was found murdered in 2014. Read more
January 20, 2017
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Westinghouse students take social work course Thirteen students are taking Intro to Social Work through Pitt’s College in High School Program, which is being offered for the first time to students at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. In April, the teens will receive college credit for successfully completing the course. Read more
January 18, 2017
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Nonprofits brace for change under Trump MSW/COSA alumna Samantha Balbier, executive director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership, is helping nonprofit leaders who are grappling for answers about how their sector might be upended under a new administration in Washington, D.C. Read more
January 12, 2017
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Dean Davis comments on the Attorney General controversy Dean Larry Davis weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding GOP Senator Jeff Sessions' selection as attorney general, and the use of the word “racist.” Read more
January 12, 2017
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Q&A with Valire Carr Copeland Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland talks about her inspirations, the evolving field of social work, and her research in a Q&A with the Pitt Chronicle. Read more
January 09, 2017
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2017 Browne Leadership Fellows Announced Ten students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are now part of this unique, interdisciplinary fellowship aimed at preparing students to be engaged civic leaders working for economic and social justice. Read more
January 09, 2017
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Faculty, Doctoral Students, and Research Associates present at SSWR School of Social Work faculty, doctoral students, and research associates will present at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference January 11-15 in New Orleans, LA. Read more