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May 23, 2017
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Over one million receive child welfare training! Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s free three-hour training program, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania” surpassed 1,000,000 users! Read more
May 22, 2017
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Diversity Book Club Please join us for a book discussion and appetizers on the terrace! This June, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we welcome you to a discussion based on the novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Read more
May 19, 2017
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Position available in the School of Social Work! The Research Manager will provide pre and post-award management for sponsored projects in the School of Social Work. Read more
May 17, 2017
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Nominate a Distinguished Alum Today Help the SSW recognize Pitt Social Work alumni who make a difference! The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 30, 2017. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social worker shortage MSW alumna Sonia Gilkey, Director of the Social Work Program at Texas A&M University, need for more social workers. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social Work Student Chosen as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow Doctoral student Daniel Jacobson has been selected as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow. Jacobson’s project will provide educational resources, support, and a safe space for gay men of color to discuss relationship-centered issues at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Read more
May 11, 2017
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College in High School students give final presentations Thirteen Westinghouse students presented research posters at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, May 1. The posters were completed as a requirement of the inaugural Introduction to Social Justice course, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Read more
May 09, 2017
Alumnus honored with national award MSW/COSA alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and member of the Dean’s Executive Council, David Coplan, MSW-MPA, will receive the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management annual conference (June 15, 2017) in New York City. Read more
May 09, 2017
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New faculty member Darren Whitfield’s work is attracting attention Dr. Whitfield conducts research on several key health areas. His primary research focus is on understanding the impact of psychosocial, sociocultural, and structural factors on HIV acquisition and care outcomes for gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender-loving (GBQSGL) men of color. Read more
May 05, 2017
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Manufacturing Assistance Center brings new opportunities to Homewood and beyond Professor John Wallace helped to bring the new Manufacturing Assistance Center to the mixed use space, which will offer machining certification programs to interested candidates in the distressed neighborhoods of Homewood, Wilkinsburg and Larimer. Read more
May 05, 2017
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Bridges magazine article wins award A Bridges magazine article on African Americans and police relations was honored as a winner at the 29th annual Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Robert L. Vann awards. Read more
May 04, 2017
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Professor wins award Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran has been named the recipient of the 2017 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) New Investigator/Educator Award. This award is designed to recognize and encourage new investigators and educators in the field of substance use. Read more
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