News

September 06, 2017
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Faculty member named to editorial board Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield has been named to the editorial board of Prevention Science. Prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology and intervention are represented through peer-reviewed original research articles on a variety of health and social problems. Read more
September 05, 2017
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MSW alum profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MSW alumnus Julius Boatwright talks about Steel Smiling, which he launched in 2015, becoming a bridge between people to mental health resources while providing informal therapeutic experiences. Read more
September 01, 2017
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Share your SSW Memories! Be part of social work history! (and win some free stuff!). The School of Social Work is looking for photos, and other mementos from your time here. Visit our website for more details and a chance to share your fondest Pitt Social Work memories! Read more
September 01, 2017
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Pitt Social Work Centennial Kickoff and Awards Program RSVP today for the Pitt Social Work Centennial Kickoff and Awards Program! Celebrating outstanding alumni and the School's 100th anniversary Read more
September 01, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis wins national award Dean Larry Davis has won the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarship, impact on the profession, and major contributions to social work knowledge development. Read more
August 30, 2017
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Faculty member joins commission to advise Woodland Hills schools Assistant Professor James Huguley said the goal of the district should be to meet the needs of the entire school community. Read more
August 30, 2017
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Fulbright winner Mary Beth Rauktis heads to Portugal Follow Fulbright awardee Mary Beth Rauktis on her blog as she pursues her child welfare research at the University of Porto, Portugal. Read more
August 30, 2017
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CRSP Fall 2018 Speaker Series announced Topics include: inequality, poverty, magnet schools, and race and family. Read more
August 29, 2017
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PhD students helps to raise awareness about lead exposure PhD student Marcus Poindexter has been helping the teens at the YES, Youth Enrichment Services program craft a survey to find out more about lead exposure in Lincoln-Lemington. Read more
August 29, 2017
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James Huguley receives funding for the Just Discipline and Climate Project University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor James Huguley received $450,000 over two grants from The Heinz Endowments to implement a state-of-the art discipline system at the Woodland Hills 4-6 Intermediate School. Read more
August 24, 2017
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Pitt highlights new SSW joint programs Both the MSW/MBA and the joint program with the School of Education are highlighted in the Pittwire story. Read more
August 24, 2017
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PhD students wins national fellowship PhD student Daniel Jacobson was named a 2017 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Doctoral Minority Fellow. The fellowship provides Jacobson with up to three years of funding to help him continue his research on rape reporting practices for gay Latino sexual assault survivors. Read more
August 23, 2017
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Christina Newhill receives $400,000 NIMH grant University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Professor Christina Newhill has just been awarded a 2-year R21 Exploratory/Developmental grant to help create a new treatment that will assist family members and caretakers in coping successfully with potentially violent situations. Read more
August 16, 2017
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New study hopes to increase PrEP adherence among Black gay and bisexual men University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield received a $13,000 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund to investigate the issue. Read more
August 14, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis on NBC Nightly News Dean Larry Davis appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss race relations in the United States. Read more