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March 20, 2017
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EXTENDED DEADLINE: Win a copy of Bad Feminist! Win a FREE copy of “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay and join the Diversity Book Club for Women's History Month! In 100 words or less, answer: “In your words, in your world, what does feminism mean?” Send to diversity@pitt.edu by March 29, 2017 **Subject: Book Club Raffle** Read more
March 20, 2017
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Valire Carr Copeland's book recognized The Library Journal has selected People of Color in the United States Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. Vol. 3. Health and Wellness, edited by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland as one of the Best Reference Books of 2016! Read more
March 15, 2017
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Dean Davis recipient of the 2017 Richard Lodge Prize Dean Larry Davis has been selected to receive the 2017 Richard Lodge Prize from Adelphi University School of Social Work. The prize honors social work educators for their outstanding contributions to the profession through the development of social work theory and practice. Read more
March 15, 2017
Op-ed by Dean Davis in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In a Sunday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed, Dean Larry Davis argues that American leaders “need to be honest with U.S. workers about how both America and the world have changed. Hate won’t create jobs.” Read more
March 13, 2017
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Chancellor Gallagher honors social work month Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recognized the School of Social Work for its "long history of empowering people, leading organizations and strengthening communities," and its alumni for "living out our University’s mission of service and helping people succeed on nearly every front." Read more
March 08, 2017
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Former Browne Fellow wins top Pitt Student Award Former Browne Leadership Fellow Marcus Robinson won the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award, which recognizes a student who has attained a high standard of leadership in collegiate activities. The award was presented at the 41st Annual Honors Convocation. Read more
March 07, 2017
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Win a copy of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay! Win a FREE copy of “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay and join the Diversity Book Club for Women's History Month! In 100 words or less, answer: “In your words, in your world, what does feminism mean?” Send to diversity@pitt.edu by March 17, 2017 **Subject: Book Club Raffle** Read more
March 07, 2017
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SSW Spring Job Fair coming this month! This is a dress for success event. Update your resume and be prepared to convince employers that you are the Social Worker they want. Thursday, March 30th – 10 – 3pm – Room 2017 CL. Read more
March 07, 2017
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Cannon Fellowship Extends Deadline The Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Health has extended its application deadline until March 22, 2017. This fellowship offers a $10,000 stipend. Read more
March 02, 2017
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John Wallace's Everyday Cafe is making its mark A great profile of Professor John Wallace and the new Everyday Café in Homewood, which he founded last year. “The space is nice; it’s a cool place to get some work done,” Wallace says of Everyday. “This is stuff that happens in healthy neighborhoods, meeting neighbors and friends..." Read more
March 01, 2017
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Dean Davis spoke about race, class, and the role of social workers Dean Larry Davis gave the keynote address at the Field Practice Institute's Fifth Annual Summit on Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice, hosted by the St. Catherine University–University of St. Thomas School of Social Work. Read more
February 28, 2017
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Where is Pittsburgh's Black Middle Class? In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dean Larry Davis talks about why Pittsburgh’s Black middle class is not as large as it is in other American cities. Read more
February 22, 2017
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SSW Professors receive Integrative Social Science Research Initiative award SSW professors Jaime Booth and Mary Ohmer, along with Rosta Farzan, from Information Sciences, were awarded an Integrative Social Science Research Initiative grant for their project: We are strong! Leveraging Information Technology to Empower Marginalized Communities. Read more
February 21, 2017
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PhD alum takes the reins at Temple Doctoral program almuna Bernie Newman was named the interim chair of the Temple University School of Social Work. Newman researches issues faced by domestic violence survivors and people in the LGBTQ community — two groups she believes are often overlooked. Read more
February 17, 2017
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White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore Paul R. Croll's Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series lecture “White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore,” aimed to bring recent data and a social scientific perspective to several central questions. Read more