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September 02, 2016
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PACS facilitates a back-to-school event in Homewood The University of Pittsburgh was well represented at Faison Elementary's Back-to-School event. The Pitt Department of Occupational Therapy, the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and PittServes volunteers were facilitated by Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS). Read more
August 30, 2016
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Faculty to give lectures about diversity in the classroom MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill and Assistant Professor James Huguley are each facilitating one of Pitt's Year of Diversity teaching workshops which will discuss perspectives of specific student populations. Read more
August 30, 2016
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Board of Visitor member profiled Board of Visitor member Diane Holder is Executive vice president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, president of UPMC's Insurance Services Division, and president and CEO of the UPMC Health Plan. Read more
August 30, 2016
Dedicated social work alumna passes away MSW alumna Jacquelyn Naughton will be remembered as a social worker who nurtured loyal followers. Read more
August 29, 2016
School of Social Work and Equality Pennsylvania Co-Host White House LGBT Summit The White House has been hosting regional LGBT summits around the country to provide an opportunity to highlight federal services available, lift up the work of local LGBT activists and allies, and create a networking forum for advocates. Read more
August 29, 2016
School of Social Work Fall Speaker Series Schedule Released Speakers will address topics relating to human trafficking, juvenile justice, and environmental justice. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Professor part of efforts to fight opioid epidemic University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran is part of a newly funded three-year, three million-dollar project to help improve opioid addiction treatment in rural Pennsylvania. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Fall 2016 Vankirk Career Center Workshop schedule now online Learn about licensure, resumes, interviewing, negotiating, and more. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Faculty member helps connect teens and special needs kids David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work Danny Rosen is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the Friendship Circle, a Jewish organization that couples teen volunteers with special needs youth. Rosen is the former chairman of Pittsburgh’s Friendship Circle. Read more
August 24, 2016
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Faculty fight against discrimination of women Associate Professor Sara Goodkind and Associate Professor Rachel Fusco had a letter published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about working to help pass the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Ordinance in Pittsburgh. Read more
August 23, 2016
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Professor leads campus healthcare enrollment efforts COSA Chair Tracy Soska is collaborating with national non-profit Enroll America, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington D.C., working to maximize the number of Pitt community members with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more
August 22, 2016
School of Social Work Orientation 2016 Schedules Review the schedules for MSW and BASW student orientations which will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016 Read more
August 22, 2016
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CRSP Fall Speaker Series Schedule Released Lecture topics include diversity programs, policing, and school discipline. Read more
August 17, 2016
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Be A School H.E.R.O.! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) is partnering with the Homewood Children's Village on their Community Schools Attendance event. Pitt volunteers will be canvassing residents & business owners in Homewood to stress the importance of regular and on-time school attendance. Read more
August 11, 2016
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Helping kindergarteners get off to a great start! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) will partner on Pittsburgh Faison's Kindergarten Kick-Off--a fun way to ease kids’ anxiety and make the first day of school memorable with smiling faces, warm handshakes, high-fives, balloons, and much more! Read more