News

June 15, 2016
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Joint degree students meets Shimon Peres MSW/ MPH student Julie Platt is in the third week of her internship at the Shimon Peres Center for Peace in Tel-Aviv. Recently, she had the opportunity to take part in a soccer tournament that brought together Palenstian, Israeli, Jewish and Arab girls to play on mixed soccer teams. Read more
June 13, 2016
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SSW student featured on Pitt website and billboards PhD student Marcus Poindexter is being featured on the Pitt Works website (and on a billboard on Liberty Avenue, west of Ella Street). The profile highlights his commitment to social work values. Read more
June 13, 2016
SSW alum honored by the Network for Social Work Management SSW alumnus Michael J. Austin will receive the Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award at the Network for Social Management Annual Conference. Austin is a previous University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni award winner. Read more
June 10, 2016
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Faculty member to present her work in Japan Associate Professor Mary Ohmer was invited to present her violence prevention research at the 30th Anniversary Memorial International Symposium: Community Practice in the Era of Globalization: Overcoming Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion next week in Tokyo, Japan. Read more
June 10, 2016
Workshop on ‘compassion fatigue’ set at Pitt-Bradford Clinical Assistant Professor Liz Winter will present “Compassion Fatigue: Managing Trauma in Our Programs and Ourselves” on June 17, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Read more
June 10, 2016
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Former Browne Fellow continues community work 2012 Browne Fellow Zeba Ahmed is fund-raising to renovate a blighted parklet and to help the Pittsburgh Project repair and improve features of a playground as part of her Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) fellowship. Read more
June 10, 2016
MSW alumnus connects residents with the resources they need MSW alumnus Jose Diaz shares the work of his program, Hope For All, which is connecting financially-struggling households to resources. The video, part of the "Partners in Healthy Living” series. Read more
June 10, 2016
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Celebration for the first annual Pamela J. Cousins Excellence in Social Work Award The first Pitt-Bradford MSW Alumni Network’s Pamela J. Cousins Excellence in Social Work Award was given to Kathleen Kroeger at an event in Bradford. Cousins was the long-time director of Elk County Children and Youth, in the Pitt-Bradford MSW first cohort, and later was an adjunct for the program. Read more
June 08, 2016
Anita Zuberi serving on New England Journal of Medicine panel Tonight at 5:50 pm Research Associate Anita Zuberi is part of a The New England Journal of Medicine panel on child poverty and pediatrics in the U.S. Read more
June 01, 2016
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BASW program ranked 4th in the country! The School of Social Work’s Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program was ranked 4th in the country among schools of social work by TheBestSchools.org. The ranking is based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation. Read more
June 01, 2016
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DEADLINE: CRSP Fellows Program Application The Center on Race and Social Problems’ (CRSP) Fellows Program is an internship opportunity for University of Pittsburgh Master's of Social Work students at the Homewood Children’s Village. Applications are due June 15th Read more
May 30, 2016
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SSW joins the College in High School Program The School of Social Work has partnered with the Dietrich School of Arts' College in High School program to offer Introduction to Social Work to high school students at Westinghouse Academy! Read more
May 24, 2016
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Social Work faculty published in lead article in national journal David E. Epperson Associate Professor Shaun Eack and Professor Christina Newhill’s article “Cognitive Enhancement Therapy Improves Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Early Course Schizophrenia” was published as the lead article in the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. Read more
May 24, 2016
Pittsburgh Post Gazette reviews Dean's new book Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of Dean Larry Davis's new book Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race Read more
May 18, 2016
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The latest research from SSW faculty Read some of the latest journal publications from School of Social Work faculty on topics including: prescription drug abuse, group homes, and disadvantaged neighborhoods. Read more