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October 25, 2016
“They have every right to stand for what they believe in, and we believe in them" Alumna Shanon Williams showed her support for the Woodland Hills youth football team. The young players were the victims of racial slurs at a game earlier this month, after three players knelt during the National Anthem. Read more
October 25, 2016
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SSW alumna named a 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine MSW alumna Kathryn Vargas is part of the 2016 class of 40 Pittsburghers Under 40. Currently, Vargas is a Senior Manager of programs for children and youth at the United Way of Allegheny County. Read more
October 25, 2016
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“He really is a true social worker. He walks it, he talks it and it's all over him." MSW alumnus Rod Rutkowski receives much-deserved attention for his 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Read more
October 22, 2016
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New video showcases COSA alumni A new Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA) Program video features alumni sharing their experiences in the COSA program, and the career opportunities it has afforded them. Read more
October 21, 2016
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See photos from the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon and Reception The School of Social Work Alumni Society Work recognized outstanding alumni: Michael Lindsey (PhD ’02), James Bernardo (MSW ’76), Rodney Rutkowski (MSW ’80, BASW ’75), Carol Brackett (MSW ’79), and Benjamin Bishop (MSW ’11). Read more
October 21, 2016
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2016 BASW Alum Recognized BASW alumnus Brenden Gambrell has been selected to receive the Student Leadership Award from the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Brenden completed his BASW this past spring (2016), participating in the SSW Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) Program. Read more
October 21, 2016
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Win a free copy of Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race! Answer “Why do you think it’s important to learn more about how race impacts American society today?” in 100 words or less and send it to diversity@pitt.edu by Nov. 1st Subject line: Book Club Raffle Read more
October 20, 2016
More coverage of the P4 Conference More than 60 percent of black children in the region live in poverty, compared with 15 percent of whites, according to Professor John Wallace. Read more
October 20, 2016
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P4 Speakers Pull No Punches When Discussing Institutionalized Racism In Pittsburgh Wallace’s presentation included sobering statistics about the disparities between Pittsburgh’s white and black residents. For example, the more low-income students a school serves, the fewer Pittsburgh Promise-eligible students it produces. Read more
October 20, 2016
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TONIGHT: Open Data as a Teaching and Learning Resource: A Panel Discussion with Open Data Faculty Champions Assistant Professor Jaime Booth will be participating in the Open Data as a Teaching and Learning Resource: A Panel Discussion with Open Data Faculty Champions panel tonight. 5:00-6:30pm at the Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center, CMU Read more
October 18, 2016
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New book reviews for Why Are They Angry With Us? Two new books reviews laud the powerful, personal stories and insights in Dean Larry Davis's new book Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race. Read more
October 17, 2016
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From Pittsburgh to India, racing to reinvent the electric grid In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Professor John Wallace talks about the importance of bringing renewable energy, micro-farms, and other green technology to Homewood. Read more
October 17, 2016
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John Wallace to speak at the p4 Summit Professor John Wallace will participate in the panel “Advancing the Just and Sustainable City” at the p4: People, Planet, Place, and Performance international summit which is sponsored by The Heinz Endowments. Read more
October 17, 2016
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Westinghouse social work student showcases her talent Westinghouse student Ama Taylor, part of the inaugural “College in High School” social work class, uses poetry and spoken word to share her experience as an African American in a struggling school. Read more
October 17, 2016
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Doctoral Program alumnus honored in South Africa Doctoral program and Master of Public health alumnus Johannes John-Langba received a Merit Award for  Excellence in Teaching at the University of Cape Town Read more