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March 08, 2017
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Former Browne Fellow wins top Pitt Student Award Former Browne Leadership Fellow Marcus Robinson won the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award, which recognizes a student who has attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate activities. The award was presented at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation. Read more
March 07, 2017
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Win a copy of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay! Win a FREE copy of “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay and join the Diversity Book Club for Women's History Month! In 100 words or less, answer: “In your words, in your world, what does feminism mean?” Send to diversity@pitt.edu by March 17, 2017 **Subject: Book Club Raffle** Read more
March 07, 2017
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SSW Spring Job Fair coming this month! This is a dress for success event. Update your resume and be prepared to convince employers that you are the Social Worker they want. Thursday, March 30th – 10 – 3pm – Room 2017 CL. Read more
March 07, 2017
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Cannon Fellowship Extends Deadline The Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Health has extended its application deadline until March 22, 2017. This fellowship offers a $10,000 stipend. Read more
March 02, 2017
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John Wallace's Everyday Cafe is making its mark A great profile of Professor John Wallace and the new Everyday Café in Homewood, which he founded last year. “The space is nice; it’s a cool place to get some work done,” Wallace says of Everyday. “This is stuff that happens in healthy neighborhoods, meeting neighbors and friends..." Read more
March 01, 2017
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Dean Davis spoke about race, class, and the role of social workers Dean Larry Davis gave the keynote address at the Field Practice Institute's Fifth Annual Summit on Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice, hosted by the St. Catherine University–University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. Read more
February 28, 2017
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Where is Pittsburgh's Black Middle Class? In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dean Larry Davis talks about why Pittsburgh’s Black middle class is not as large as it is in other American cities. Read more
February 22, 2017
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SSW Professors receive Integrative Social Science Research Initiative award SSW professors Jaime Booth and Mary Ohmer, along with Rosta Farzan, from Information Sciences, were awarded an Integrative Social Science Research Initiative grant for their project: We are strong! Leveraging Information Technology to Empower Marginalized Communities. Read more
February 21, 2017
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PhD alum takes the reins at Temple Doctoral program almuna Bernie Newman was named the interim chair of the Temple University School of Social Work. Newman researches issues faced by domestic violence survivors and people in the LGBTQ community — two groups she believes are often overlooked. Read more
February 17, 2017
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White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore Paul R. Croll's Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series lecture “White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore,” aimed to bring recent data and a social scientific perspective to several central questions. Read more
February 14, 2017
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SSW alums make the list of Pittsburgh's top community leaders and activists SSW alumni Julius Boatwright, Johnnie Geathers, and Tara Sherry-Torres made the "Who’s Next: Community Leaders and Activists" list put out by The Incline. "Who’s Next" honors Pittsburgh's best and brightest under-40 professionals in different fields. Read more
February 08, 2017
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SSW starts new teach-in series on "The First 100 Days" In the wake of the election, and to address student concerns, the SSW has planned a series of Teach-Ins on timely, topical issues as a retrospect on “The First 100 Days" of the new administration. First up in this series is Teach-In: Health Care. Read more
February 06, 2017
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Professor to speak at education forum This Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Assistant Professor James Huguley will speak at the “Race in Pittsburgh: Educational Equity,” forum. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Read more
February 02, 2017
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Do evidence laws perpetuate racism in the courtroom? At the January 23rd CRSP Speaker Series, Pitt law faculty member Jasmine Gonzalez Rose discussed the history of racially biased laws and the subtleties that effect the law today in her lecture, “Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom.” Read more
February 01, 2017
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Professor wins leadership award Professor John Wallace received the 2017 Coro Martin Luther King Jr Distinguished Individual Leadership Award. The award celebrates those in the community who have made significant accomplishments towards the common good by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership. Read more