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April 27, 2017
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Student gives keynote address at conference Amanda Bolden gave the student keynote speech at the 27th Annual Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics. The keynote, titled "Behavioral Health and Older Adults," focused on anxiety and depression among the geriatric population. Read more
April 20, 2017
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Gaining Perspective on Volunteering and Facing the Unfamiliar The panel discussion “Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable,” hosted by the SSW and Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS), gave students a chance to hear from a panel of six experts on community engagement. Read more
April 20, 2017
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Mary Beth Rauktis co-edits special issue of journal Mary Beth Rauktis, Research Assistant Professor, is co-editor of the new issue of the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. The special issue addresses issues related to therapeutic residential care for youth. Read more
April 19, 2017
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The Spring 2017 issue of Bridges Magazine is here! The Spring 2017 issue of Bridges Magazine: "Social Issues in Cuba: A Unique Study Abroad Course Highlights the Social Justice Parallels Between the U.S. and Cuba" is now available online or in room 2117 Cathedral of Learning. Read more
April 18, 2017
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MSW students travel to state capitol MSW students traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capitol city, to participate in Legislative Educational and Advocacy Day. Read more
April 17, 2017
MSW application deadline extended The School of Social Work MSW application deadline has been extended to May 31st. Read more
April 11, 2017
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Community connections more important than ever COSA Program Chair Tracy Soska comments on the drop in membership seen by service groups across the country: “Nothing gets done without small cadres of people who get together and organize.” Read more
April 10, 2017
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New NIH grant to fund Cochran's 2-year project with community pharmacies University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran received a $426,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to deploy opioid misuse and overdose prevention interventions within community pharmacy settings. Read more
April 06, 2017
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Faculty photographed at charity event BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell and Professor John Wallace were photographed at the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise’s (PACE) ninth annual Inclusive Voices luncheon. Caldwell serves as Board Chair for the agency. Read more
April 05, 2017
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John Wallace recognized as a top publishing African American Social Work Professor Professor John Wallace was ranked 5th in an analysis of research productivity of African American faculty in the top 25 ranked schools of social work cited in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report. Read more
April 05, 2017
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Alumna publishes new book MSW alumna Sharise Nance's new book Walking the Tight Rope of Life: Refuel, Renew and Re-center Your Work-Life Demands was released April 1st. Read more
March 30, 2017
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Homewood organization competes in the UpPrize challenge The Oasis Foods Demonstration Project, led by Professor John Wallace and former SSW researcher Stephanie Boddie, is competing for $300,000 in UpPrize’s healthy food access challenge sponsored by Bridgeway Capital. Read more
March 30, 2017
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"Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable" The "Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable" panel event on March 17th was a forum to discuss engaging in service in communities in which one might be different from. The event was sponsored by Race and Community Engagement Alliance (R.A.C.E), a student organization. Read more
March 30, 2017
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Alumni Society Board President passes away It is with tremendous sadness that Pitt Social Work shares the passing of the president of its alumni society board, Eileen Carlins (MSW ’01, BASW ’00). Eileen was a tireless advocate for children, working as Director of Support and Education for Cribs for Kids. Read more
March 28, 2017
RSVP Deadline: Geriatric Fellows in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education The theme of our project is to connect homebound and community involved older adults with children in the community to help decrease loneliness and social isolation, while building stronger inter-generational relationships. RSVP by March 30, 2017 Read more