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November 22, 2017
Racial Slurs Have No Place In High School Athletics, Students Say. So Why Does This Keep Happening? Dean Larry Davis talks to WESA 90.5 about recent racial incidents at local football games Read more
November 16, 2017
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Evans Fellow Chimes in on Local Elections and Advocacy Evans Fellow Rachael Richter talked to NASW News about the importance of social workers getting involved in local politics. Read more
November 16, 2017
Congratulations to all of our SSW students who participated in in the Local Government Case Competition! Fifteen SSW students participated in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Local Government Case Competition Read more
November 16, 2017
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Call me lucky…Pitt Dean of Social Work Larry Davis reflects on his career Larry Davis, who announced last month that he would retire as dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work at the end of the school year, talks bout his life and accomplishments. Read more
November 08, 2017
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Race and Social Problems Journal draws top scholars We're excited to announce Race & Social Problems is now covered in the Social Sciences Citation Index! Impact Factor coming 2019! Read more
November 01, 2017
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Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship naming contest The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is holding a contest to name the next HRSA supported Integrated Behavioral Health Fellowship. Read more
November 01, 2017
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Congratulations to Associate Professor Sara Goodkind Associate Professor Sara Goodkind has received the Iris Marion Young Award for Social Justice. The award recognizes University of Pittsburgh staff, faculty, graduate or undergraduate community who work to promote social justice and democracy. Read more
October 31, 2017
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Black Girls, Who Often Have History Of Trauma, Are 11 Times More Likely To Encounter Justice System Associate Professor Sara Goodkind talks with 90.5 WESA about her 2016 study, Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Read more
October 31, 2017
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Jerry Cochran talks to an Arizona radio program about the opioid crisis Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Jerry Cochran spoke with 91.5 KJZZ in Phoenix, Arizona about his research project that aims to get pharmacists more involved in screening patients who may be misusing their medications. Read more
October 26, 2017
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Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis' Contributions Leave the World a ‘Better, Fairer Place’ Dean Larry Davis will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year as the Dean of the School of Social Work. Read more
October 25, 2017
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Tracy Soska and Jaime Booth accept awards At the CSWE APM Association for Community Organization & Social Administration’s (ACOSA) meeting COSA Program Director Tracy Soska accepted his Career Achievement Award, and Assistant Professor Jaime Booth accepted her Emerging Scholar Award. Read more
October 25, 2017
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How to plan a Homewood business hub -- in less than a week Professor John Wallace has a vision to revive the neighborhood by creating jobs through new businesses and social innovation projects, and he is working with six students in Pitt’s Katz Graduate School of Business to come up with a plan. Read more
October 23, 2017
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Refunding Begins JANUARY 2 for Spring Term Due to some regulatory changes, beginning spring term 2018, refunding of credit balances on student accounts will begin on January 2, 2018. Spring term refunding will always begin in January going forward. Read more
October 20, 2017
Alumna elected to PASSWP Board MSW alumna Kyoko Henson was elected to the Pennsylvania Association of School Social Work Personnel board as the Western Region Representative. Ms. Henson is a Home & School Visitor at Penn Hills Linton Middle School. Read more
October 18, 2017
MSW alum part of health care panel MSW alumna Erika Brosig is part of a panel that will outline the health needs of rural women, as well as the distinctive barriers they face, such as transportation and fewer physicians and specialists. Read more