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March 12, 2015
Panel discussion on Civil Rights at Pitt Dr. Larry Davis participated in the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College panel presentation entitled "A Half-Century of Struggle and Success: A Civil Rights Retrospective" Read more
March 12, 2015
Bradford MSW alum will lead new social work program MSW alumna Chris Gibble will lead family support efforts and add social work to CARE for Children’s roster of services for children with delays, disabilities, and special health care needs. Read more
March 12, 2015
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf honors March as Social Workers' month "Social workers are the foundation of this department and provide life-saving services to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable," Acting Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas said. "It's critical that we recognize the dedication and commitment it takes to do this challenging work." Read more
March 10, 2015
CRSP lecture addresses the aftermath of Ferguson In police-citizen relations, the past cannot be ignored, David Harris told an overflow crowd Feb. 25 at the latest Reed Smith lecture from the School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems. Read more
March 10, 2015
Professor John Wallace wins Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award Chancellor Patrick Gallagher cited Wallace’s prior honors including his appointment to the University’s Philip Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, and the National Urban Affairs Association’s Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award, Read more
March 09, 2015
New Workforce Diversity initiative uses CRSP data The Pittsburgh Regional Workforce Diversity Indicators Report measures Pittsburgh against other similar metropolitan regions on diversity in the work force. In addition to U.S. Census data, the report also cites data from the School of Social Work’s Center on Race and Social Problems. Read more
March 09, 2015
MSW student named to ACC Women's Basketball Academic Team MSW student Monica Wignot has been named to the 2014-15 All-ACC Women's Basketball Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Friday. Read more
March 07, 2015
K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program ‘An Artistic Journey’ Dean Larry Davis gave the closing remarks in a moving tribute to the African American experience. Read more
March 05, 2015
SSW talks about gambling addiction Lecturer Beth Mulvaney spoke with WTAE-TV about the importance assessing the social impact of casinos in Pennsylvania. Read more
March 04, 2015
Social Work Connections for Spring 2015 Released Read more
March 03, 2015
SSW article recognized in honor of World Social Work Day 2015 "Data-Driven Organizing: A Community–University Partnership to Address Vacant and Abandoned Property", written by Professor John Wallace and doctoral program alumna Samantha Teixeira , is being featured in an open access collection by Routledge for World Social Work Day. Read more
March 03, 2015
Harlem Globetrotter alumnus uses his social work values on and off the court. MSW alumnus Chris Handles is a Harlem Globetrotter who puts his social work training to work everyday. “I think the premise of social work is helping others, and that’s something I carry with me in my role as a Globetrotter every night,” he says. Read more
March 02, 2015
Pitt Law professor talks about the Ferguson aftermath We’ve come a long way, but not far enough,” Professor David Harris, Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law and expert on racial profiling and police at Pitt," said. “With race and criminal justice, you are never writing on a blank slate.” Read more
March 02, 2015
Dean Davis to appear on civil rights panel Nearly 50 years after the first Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March, also known as “Bloody Sunday,” the University of Pittsburgh’s University Honors College will present a panel discussion commemorating the march and other significant events in the American civil rights movement. Read more
March 02, 2015
Pittsburgh Mayor stresses the importance of the CRSP Demographics report Read more