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July 18, 2017
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MSW alum working to restore the Hill District MSW alumnus Robert Bowden grew up in the Hill District, watching his mother struggle to move her family from a housing project into a nicer neighborhood... Read more
July 12, 2017
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Professor examines the social ties between autism and schizophrenia David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack talks to Spectrum about his ground-breaking work adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism. Read more
July 06, 2017
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Veterinary social work opens outlet for grief, emotional stress Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Clinic (PVSEC) recently partnered with the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work to create a program called “Social Work at the PVSEC.” Students are taught about grief and loss by working with the PVSEC staff and clients. Read more
July 06, 2017
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Register for Orientation 2017 and more! Register for student orientation, exemption exams, and find more information for incoming students on our Incoming Student webpage. Register for student orientation by August 1st! Read more
June 29, 2017
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Police and community come together to address bias Hosted by the Center on Race and Social Problems, Pittsburgh police trained over 60 community members and officers on implicit bias. Read more
June 23, 2017
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Doctoral student helps children confront bias Doctoral student Andrea Joseph led about a dozen Hopewell Memorial Junior High School students in a crash course on bias – and how to combat it. Read more
June 21, 2017
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Homewood photography project showcasing positivity “Black males are facing increasing difficulties obtaining positive life outcomes and avoiding negative ones,” Dean Larry Davis said. “We must change the way Black males are perceived and perceive themselves.” Read more
June 20, 2017
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School of Social Work and Katz School of Business launch new joint degree The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business will be offering a new Masters in Social Work and a Master of Business Administration joint degree program. Read more
June 12, 2017
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Researchers at CRSP conference say human trafficking hits close to home Local and national experts were on hand for the June 7-8 Center on Race and Social Problems Summer Institute: National and Local Perspectives on Refugees, Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services. Read more
June 12, 2017
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Helen Petracchi appointed to CSWE Commission on Accreditation Associate Professor Helen Petracchi was appointed to the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) for a 3 year term. The work of the COA fulfills the critically important function of maintaining and advocating for quality in social work education. Read more
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