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December 05, 2016
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Event celebrates the life of the late Dean Epperson The YMCA’s Season of Giving Gala was dedicated to the late Dean David Epperson for his life of service and leadership. The YMCA was the focus of David Epperson’s volunteer work; he was professor and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work until he retired in 2001. Read more
December 04, 2016
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BASW student honored BASW student Saskia Berrios-Thomas received a 2016 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement. She is a committed advocate for those affected by child abuse and sexual violence. Read more
December 01, 2016
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Hartford Fellow raises awareness about Alzheimer's Amy Rubin, Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education Fellow, is spreading the word among college students about how to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer's disease. She has created a simple tip sheet that outlines easy activities that college students can utilize to stay connected. Read more
November 30, 2016
Another controversy about life imprisonment for juveniles Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director Jeff Shook was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about life imprisonment for juveniles in the criminal justice system. Read more
November 28, 2016
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Everyday Cafe opens in Homewood Professor John Wallace is the founder of Pittsburgh's first cashless coffee shop. If it proves profitable, the business will help fund social programs for children and Homewood residents. Read more
November 23, 2016
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Alumna named New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Woman of Excellence MSW alumna Kathi Elliott was named a New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Woman of Excellence. Elliott is Executive Director of Gwen’s Girls, Inc. She will receive her award at the Women of Excellence Luncheon to be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 12 p.m., at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. Read more
November 23, 2016
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John Wallace wins award Congratulations to Professor John Wallace who received his 2016 Racial Justice Award at the YWCA's 25th annual Racial Justice Awards dinner on November 16. Read more
November 21, 2016
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Panel addresses post-election conversations “We need to get better at having a dialogue,” said Dean Larry Davis. “There needs to be a different kind of forum to talk about it, to share some information, without there being a loser at the end of it.” Read more
November 18, 2016
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Dean Davis in The Pitt News Read about the first Year of Diversity Book Club that featured Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race by Dean Larry Davis Read more
November 16, 2016
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Professor working to help Pittsburgh adopt CEDAW Associate Professor Sarah Goodkind is working with City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak to encourage Pittsburgh to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Read more
November 16, 2016
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Everyday Café opening in Homewood, filling a void “Our church wanted this to happen for Homewood,” says Professor John Wallace, senior pastor at the church that will own and operate Everyday Café. “Two years ago we decided to go forward with the business, with the idea of it meeting an important need in the community.” Read more
November 15, 2016
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Dean Davis shocked by police chief resignation Dean Larry Davis expressed his support for Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay, who has spoken at the Center on Race and Social Problems, and shared his hopes that the city will continue to work to mend race relations. Read more
November 15, 2016
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James Huguley in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Assistant Professor James Huguley speaks about his own experiences growing up, and the challenges facing parents today. His lecture “Race and Parenting: How To Raise Children Who Understand and Promote Justice For All” is November 16th, 7-9 p.m. at the Community Day School. Read more
November 11, 2016
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Dean Davis honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Dean Larry E. Davis was honored with the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education at their Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Read more
November 10, 2016
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Inaugural Florence Stier Research Development Award announced Research Assistant Professor Mary Elizabeth Rauktis will receive the inaugural Florence Stier Research Development Award for her research proposal: Animal ownership in food-insecure households: Is there a relationship between human and animal food insecurity? Read more