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September 19, 2017
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Friends of the Center reception a big success! The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SEEN column covered the Friends of the Center event held September 12, at Dean Larry Davis’s home. *Please note the event was not a fundraiser. The headline will be corrected. Read more
September 18, 2017
SPEAKER SERIES CANCELLED SPEAKER SERIES CANCELLED due to flooding in the Cathedral. Check back here for the new scheduled date TBD. Read more
September 13, 2017
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Sara Goodkind receives $350,000 grant University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Associate Professor Sara Goodkind has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program to help create an empowerment program for Black girls in Allegheny County. Read more
September 13, 2017
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Tracy Soska wins the Coleman award COSA Chair and Continuing Education Director Tracy Soska has won the 2017 Coleman Award presented by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. Read more
September 08, 2017
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Dean Davis honored with Lifetime Achievement award Dean Davis will receive the Nabhi Christian Ministries of Lincoln/Larimer Lifetime Achievement award at its annual NCM Awards dinner on October 6th. Read more
September 08, 2017
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Social work alumni selected for 40 Under 40 Awards MSW alumni Julius A. Boatwright and Medina Jackson are recipients of the 19th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. The program recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. Read more
September 08, 2017
Three faculty members are promoted Professors Valire Copeland, Daniel Rosen, and Fengyan Tang have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Read more
September 06, 2017
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Explore the History of the School of Social Work What were the first courses offered? What professor was attacked by Senator Joseph McCarthy? When did the Child Welfare program begin? Learn about these topics and more by browsing the School of Social Work Centennial Timeline! Read more
September 06, 2017
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Orientation 2017! See all of the photos from Orientation 2017! Read more
September 06, 2017
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COSA alum proud to serve as international mentee COSA alumnus Oscar Cariceo is a part of the Network of Social Work Management International Mentoring Program, and also started a chapter of NSWM in Santiago, Chile. Read more
September 06, 2017
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Faculty member named to editorial board Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield has been named to the editorial board of Prevention Science. Prevention sciences encompassing etiology, epidemiology and intervention are represented through peer-reviewed original research articles on a variety of health and social problems. Read more
September 05, 2017
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MSW alum profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette MSW alumnus Julius Boatwright talks about Steel Smiling, which he launched in 2015, becoming a bridge between people to mental health resources while providing informal therapeutic experiences. Read more
September 01, 2017
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Share your SSW Memories! Be part of social work history! (and win some free stuff!). The School of Social Work is looking for photos, and other mementos from your time here. Visit our website for more details and a chance to share your fondest Pitt Social Work memories! Read more
September 01, 2017
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Pitt Social Work Centennial Kickoff and Awards Program RSVP today for the Pitt Social Work Centennial Kickoff and Awards Program! Celebrating outstanding alumni and the School's 100th anniversary Read more
September 01, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis wins national award Dean Larry Davis has won the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarship, impact on the profession, and major contributions to social work knowledge development. Read more