News

October 13, 2016
New report on barriers affecting Black girls in the Pittsburgh region At the first Equity Summit, hosted by Gwen’s Girls, Associate Professor Sara Goodkind released her new report: "Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County." The report explores barriers to healthy development and educational opportunities Black girls face in the region. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Faculty member authors "State of the Girls Report" Associate Professor Sara Goodkind's "State of the Girls Report" will be previewed at the first Equity Summit, convened by Gwen's Girls, on October 14th. The report, funded by the Heinz Endowments and the FISA Foundation, provides hard data on challenges girls face. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Dr. John Wallace wins award Congratulation to Professor John Wallace, Jr. who is a 2016 Racial Justice Award recipient! Each year, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh honors those who have demonstrated a significant commitment to addressing issues of racial justice, equity, and inclusion throughout greater Pittsburgh communities. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Faculty member presents at UC Berkeley Professor Christina Newhill's presentation, “Improving the Understanding and Treatment of Violent Behavior in Individuals with Mental Illness: Evolution of a Research Agenda,” is part of a symposium at UC Berkeley on Friday to honor Professor Steven P. Segal's achievements. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Dean Larry Davis op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dean Larry Davis’s op-ed, “Whose country is it, anyway? America is at a racial tipping point” was published in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
September 29, 2016
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Browne Leadership Fellows applications now being accepted This program for non-social work students aims to share social work values across disciplines. Read more
September 29, 2016
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BASW student helps brings relief to food-insecure BASW senior Jessie Cohen, co-founded Food Recovery Heroes three years ago to help reduce food waste on campuses by donating goods to the food-insecure. Read more
September 29, 2016
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Cynthia Bradley-King profiled in the Pitt News Cynthia Bradley-King, Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator of the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates, opens up about her own family, and how the child welfare system has evolved. Read more
September 29, 2016
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SSW faculty and staff participate in Pitt's Day of Caring SSW faculty and staff came out for the Pitt-United Way Day of Caring, working at People's Oakland. Bobby Simmons, Director of Career Services and Alumni Affairs, is featured in the new issue of the University Times. Read more
September 29, 2016
Year of Diversity shouldn't overlook mental illness At a University Senate community relations committee, COSA Chair Tracy Soska suggested mental health diversity as a focus for possible programming in the Year of Diversity. Read more
September 29, 2016
Current diversity programs aren’t working, CRSP speaker says Harvard sociology professor Frank Dobbin’s lecture, “Why Diversity Programs Don’t Work,” packed the room for the Center for Race and Social Problems’ first talk of the fall. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Year of Diversity: Getting Comfortable with Differences Dean Larry Davis's recent book, Why Are They Angry With Us? is the first text being discussed in a new book club created as part of the Year of Diversity. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Breaking down the treatment walls SSW alumnus and adjunct professor Kevin Caridad is encouraged by new technology that brings behavioral and physical health care together. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Alumnus appointed University at Albany's Interim Provost Alumnus Darrell P. Wheeler was appointed the University at Albany's Interim Provost. Dr. Wheeler received both a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and is president of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers. Read more
September 21, 2016
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Learn more about the Local Government Case Competition! The School of Social Work & Student Executive Council will host two Local Government Case Competition information sessions with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. September 27th 12-1pm and October 6th 5-6pm in 2017 Cathedral of Learning. Read more