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August 09, 2017
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Pitt-Johnstown Hosts Annual Older Youth Retreat The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will host the annual Older Youth Retreat for teenagers in foster care or who have recently aged out of the system from August 7-11. About 120 young people, ages 16-21, from 36 Pennsylvania counties are expected to attend. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Shaun Eack's work reviewed by Scientific American David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack’s work on adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism is featured in the newest issue of Scientific American. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Register for Orientation 2017 and more! Register for student orientation, exemption exams, and find more information for incoming students on our Incoming Student webpage. Register for student orientation by August 1st! Read more
July 25, 2017
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Adults with autism face gaps in jobs, services Social and cognitive challenges can make it difficult for this population to succeed in jobs, says David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack. Read more
July 25, 2017
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MSW alum featured by The Network for Social Work Management MSW alum Dave Coplan was featured in The Network for Social Work Management blog series. Coplan was recently awarded the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management annual conference, Read more
July 18, 2017
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MSW alum working to restore the Hill District MSW alumnus Robert Bowden grew up in the Hill District, watching his mother struggle to move her family from a housing project into a nicer neighborhood... Read more
July 16, 2017
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Alumna named to Chatham University board MSW alumna and Gwen’s Girls executive director Dr. Kathi Elliott joined the Chatham University Board of Trustees. Dr. Elliott graduated from Chatham University with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in August 2014. Read more
July 12, 2017
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Professor examines the social ties between autism and schizophrenia David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack talks to Spectrum about his ground-breaking work adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism. Read more
July 06, 2017
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Veterinary social work opens outlet for grief, emotional stress Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Clinic (PVSEC) recently partnered with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work to create a program called “Social Work at the PVSEC.” Students are taught about grief and loss by working with the PVSEC staff and clients. Read more
June 29, 2017
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Police and community come together to address bias Hosted by the Center on Race and Social Problems, Pittsburgh police trained over 60 community members and officers on implicit bias. Read more
June 23, 2017
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Doctoral student helps children confront bias Doctoral student Andrea Joseph led about a dozen Hopewell Memorial Junior High School students in a crash course on bias – and how to combat it. Read more
June 21, 2017
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Homewood photography project showcasing positivity “Black males are facing increasing difficulties obtaining positive life outcomes and avoiding negative ones,” Dean Larry Davis said. “We must change the way Black males are perceived and perceive themselves.” Read more
June 20, 2017
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School of Social Work and Katz School of Business launch new joint degree The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will be offering a new Masters in Social Work and a Master of Business Administration joint degree program. Read more
June 12, 2017
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Researchers at CRSP conference say human trafficking hits close to home Local and national experts were on hand for the June 7-8 Center on Race and Social Problems Summer Institute: National and Local Perspectives on Refugees, Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services. Read more
June 12, 2017
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Helen Petracchi appointed to CSWE Commission on Accreditation Associate Professor Helen Petracchi was appointed to the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) for a 3 year term. The work of the COA fulfills the critically important function of maintaining and advocating for quality in social work education. Read more