News

February 23, 2018
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Report finds racial wealth gap hasn't recovered to pre-Great Recession levels Dean Larry Davis talks about the reasons behind the racial wealth gap. Read more
February 23, 2018
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University Senate Healthy U Brown Bag School of Social Work Professor Christina Newhill, and the Mental Wellness Task Force of the University Senate, will host the University's Mental Wellness Task Force first bring-your-own-lunch brown bag presentation, Under Attack at Home or Work: How to Respond to Hostility. Read more
February 20, 2018
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Faculty member co-editing Journal Assistant Professor Leah Jacobs is co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. See the Call for Submissions here Read more
February 19, 2018
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Doctoral students awarded scholarship PhD student Thomas Ylioja was awarded the 2017 Center for Health Equity Master’s & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award for his dissertation proposal entitled “Access, engagement, and tobacco treatment by telephone quitlines among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults”. Read more
February 19, 2018
MSW alumna finds success with podcast Riley Herrmann, recent graduate of the MSW/MPH joint degree and Evans Fellowship programs is continuing with her successful Mighty Women Podcast, celebrating women in leadership. Riley has just completed her 9th podcast interview with "women who are changing the world". Read more
February 14, 2018
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High School Partners With University Archives to Teach Local History, Give College Credit A partnership between Pitt's College in High School Program and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools program allowed eleven students to visit the University of Pittsburgh’s Archives Service Center as part of a new collaboration focusing on the study of hyperlocal history. Read more
February 09, 2018
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Reflections on Community Engagement at Pitt COSA Program Director Tracy Soska wrote the new Senate Matters column about Community Engagement at Pitt in the latest University Times. Read more
February 09, 2018
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New attention for Professor Shaun Eack's research Professor Shaun Eack's research findings on cognitive enhancement therapy for adults with autism spectrum disorder has garnered positive attention from numerous sources. Read more
February 09, 2018
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Sara Goodkind wins 2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award Associate Professor Sara Goodkind has been awarded the 2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes the considerable impact Goodkind has had on the teaching mission of the School of Social Work and other departments. Read more
February 07, 2018
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MSW alum gives back to community MSW alumnus Johnnie Geathers volunteered at the Annual American Read-In. Watch the video on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website. Read more
February 06, 2018
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Amy DeGurian talks about grief and loss Amy Ambuske DeGurian, an adjunct professor of social work and field coordinator, who teaches a class on grief and loss spoke to US News and World Report about what people can do after the loss of a partner or spouse. Read more
February 05, 2018
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PhD alum takes new position at Iona College Doctoral program alumnus Darrell Wheeler has been named the new Provost, Senior Vice President For Academic Affairs at Iona College. Read more
February 04, 2018
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MSW alumna takes the reins at Boys & Girls Club MSW alumna Kimberly Boyd has been named the new President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. Read more
February 03, 2018
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Alum continues good work with the Harlem Globetrotters MSW alumnus Chris “Handles” Franklin said he tells youngsters to pursue their dreams, do anything to make them come true — and never give up. Read more
February 03, 2018
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Coverage for the CRSP Speaker Series The first of the 2018 Spring Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series focuses on mass incarceration in Allegheny County. Read more