News

June 08, 2017
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Helen Petracchi selected as CSWE Scholar Associate Professor Helen Petracchi was selected by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Joint Research Task Force for the CSWE 2017 Scholar position. The CSWE Scholars Program provides scholars with the opportunity to work on research projects and initiatives of interest. Read more
May 31, 2017
Need information on incoming MSW student registration? Registration dates for full-time, part-time, and advanced standing students are available throughout the month of June. Read more
May 31, 2017
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Alum helps successfully pioneer a new kind of community development model MSW/COSA alumnus Robert Bowden work with FOCUS Pittsburgh (Food, Opportunity, Clothing, Understanding and Shelter) on trauma-informed Community Development has helped to reconnect one Pittsburgh neighborhood. Read more
May 25, 2017
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Mary Ohmer elected to ACOSA board Associate Professor Mary Ohmer was elected to the national Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) board this year as a Mid-Atlantic representative. ACOSA was formed in 1987 to strengthen community organization and social administration. Read more
May 24, 2017
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Jerry Cochran elected to national board Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran was elected to serve on the new Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Board of Directors for 2017-2019. It was a national election amongst the members, and Dr. Cochran will serve as a Member-at-large. Read more
May 23, 2017
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Over one million receive child welfare training! Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s free three-hour training program, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania” surpassed 1,000,000 users! Read more
May 22, 2017
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Diversity Book Club Please join us for a book discussion and appetizers on the terrace! This June, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we welcome you to a discussion based on the novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Read more
May 19, 2017
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Position available in the School of Social Work! The Research Manager will provide pre and post-award management for sponsored projects in the School of Social Work. Read more
May 17, 2017
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Nominate a Distinguished Alum Today Help the SSW recognize Pitt Social Work alumni who make a difference! The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 30, 2017. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social worker shortage MSW alumna Sonia Gilkey, Director of the Social Work Program at Texas A&M University, need for more social workers. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social Work Student Chosen as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow Doctoral student Daniel Jacobson has been selected as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow. Jacobson’s project will provide educational resources, support, and a safe space for gay men of color to discuss relationship-centered issues at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Read more
May 11, 2017
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College in High School students give final presentations Thirteen Westinghouse students presented research posters at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, May 1. The posters were completed as a requirement of the inaugural Introduction to Social Justice course, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Read more
May 09, 2017
Alumnus honored with national award MSW/COSA alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and member of the Dean’s Executive Council, David Coplan, MSW-MPA, will receive the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management annual conference (June 15, 2017) in New York City. Read more
May 09, 2017
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New faculty member Darren Whitfield’s work is attracting attention Dr. Whitfield conducts research on several key health areas. His primary research focus is on understanding the impact of psychosocial, sociocultural, and structural factors on HIV acquisition and care outcomes for gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender-loving (GBQSGL) men of color. Read more
May 05, 2017
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Manufacturing Assistance Center brings new opportunities to Homewood and beyond Professor John Wallace helped to bring the new Manufacturing Assistance Center to the mixed use space, which will offer machining certification programs to interested candidates in the distressed neighborhoods of Homewood, Wilkinsburg and Larimer. Read more