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May 18, 2016
Professor testifies at PA House Committee Helen Cahalane, Principal Investigator for Child Welfare Education and Research Programs (CWERP), testified in front of the House Children & Youth Committee on May 16 regarding CWERP's work in child welfare workforce development. Read more
May 18, 2016
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MSW alumna talks about running her own business MSW alumna Tara Sherry-Torres discusses the ups and downs of being a business owner, and the importance of taking risks. Read more
May 16, 2016
Coverage of Dr. Shaun Eack's autism research MedPageToday covered David E. Epperson Associate Professor Shaun Eack’s recent presentation at the International Meeting for Autism Research. Read more
May 13, 2016
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Watch Race: America's Grand Challenge Watch the Dean Larry Davis’s Presidential lecture: Race: America's Grand Challenge and the subsequent Q&A online. The speech was given in January 2016 at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research in Washington, DC. Read more
May 13, 2016
Alumna named School Superintendent MSW alumna Tiffany Brzezinski-Nix has been named Leechburg Area School Superintendent. Brzezinski-Nix said her initial goals are to improve education for Leechburg Area students and to improve communications and community relations. Read more
May 12, 2016
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Become a Center on Race and Social Problems Fellow! The CRSP Fellows Program is an internship opportunity for University of Pittsburgh Master's of Social Work students at the Homewood Children’s Village. Deadline is June 30, 2016. Read more
May 05, 2016
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MSW alumna profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When MSW alumna Kathi Elliott stepped into the leadership role of Gwen's Girls, the nonprofit that bears her mother’s name, she had a long list of accomplishments behind her and an alphabet soup of titles after her name. Read more
May 03, 2016
Business of Humanity Project and Oasis Farm & Fishery presents Off-Grid DC- Powered Laboratory A short New Pittsburgh Courier article raves about the Business of Humanity Project and Oasis Farm & Fishery/Off-Grid DC- Powered Laboratory in Homewood. Professor John Wallace is one of the leaders of this innovative initiative. Read more
May 02, 2016
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Spring 2016 Bridges Now Available! The latest issue of Bridges confronts the harsh realities of domestic violence. Read more
May 02, 2016
MSW Information Session planned for Pitt-Bradford The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an information session Wednesday about the University of Pittsburgh Master of Social Work degree offered on the Bradford campus. Read more
April 29, 2016
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MSW alumna gives TEDx talk MSW alumna Jenn Fairbank gave the TED talk "Reaching Your Fullest Potential Through Meditation" at a TEDx event in Austin, TX. Read more
April 29, 2016
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Alumna and Holocaust survivor to speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day event MSW alumna, and Holocaust survivor, Shulamit Bastacky will speak at the 28th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Memorial Service in Observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4th. Read more
April 27, 2016
CRSP lecture: Educational achievement gap Elaine Weiss, national coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education program of the Washington, D.C., Economics Policy Institute, says her research and that of others in the field demonstrates a different cause for the educational achievement gap: “Social class is massively important.” Read more
April 26, 2016
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Race and Social Problems journal articles picked up by national outlets “Race, Wealth and Incarceration: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth” in the Washington Post, and “Young, Black, and (Still) in the Red: Parental Wealth, Race, and Student Loan Debt” on Buzzfeed. Read more
April 26, 2016
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Dr. John Wallace brings cutting edge tech to Homewood Dr. John Wallace, with partners from the Katz School of Business, brings the city’s first all-DC solar-powered greenhouse to Homewood. Read about this transformational new project in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more