News

October 20, 2016
More coverage of the P4 Conference More than 60 percent of black children in the region live in poverty, compared with 15 percent of whites, according to Professor John Wallace. Read more
October 20, 2016
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P4 Speakers Pull No Punches When Discussing Institutionalized Racism In Pittsburgh Wallace’s presentation included sobering statistics about the disparities between Pittsburgh’s white and black residents. For example, the more low-income students a school serves, the fewer Pittsburgh Promise-eligible students it produces. Read more
October 20, 2016
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TONIGHT: Open Data as a Teaching and Learning Resource: A Panel Discussion with Open Data Faculty Champions Assistant Professor Jaime Booth will be participating in the Open Data as a Teaching and Learning Resource: A Panel Discussion with Open Data Faculty Champions panel tonight. 5:00-6:30pm at the Danforth Conference Room, Cohon University Center, CMU Read more
October 18, 2016
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New book reviews for Why Are They Angry With Us? Two new books reviews laud the powerful, personal stories and insights in Dean Larry Davis's new book Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race. Read more
October 17, 2016
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From Pittsburgh to India, racing to reinvent the electric grid In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Professor John Wallace talks about the importance of bringing renewable energy, micro-farms, and other green technology to Homewood. Read more
October 17, 2016
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John Wallace to speak at the p4 Summit Professor John Wallace will participate in the panel “Advancing the Just and Sustainable City” at the p4: People, Planet, Place, and Performance international summit which is sponsored by The Heinz Endowments. Read more
October 17, 2016
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Westinghouse social work student showcases her talent Westinghouse student Ama Taylor, part of the inaugural “College in High School” social work class, uses poetry and spoken word to share her experience as an African American in a struggling school. Read more
October 17, 2016
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Doctoral Program alumnus honored in South Africa Doctoral program and Master of Public health alumnus Johannes John-Langba received a Merit Award for  Excellence in Teaching at the University of Cape Town Read more
October 13, 2016
New report on barriers affecting Black girls in the Pittsburgh region At the first Equity Summit, hosted by Gwen’s Girls, Associate Professor Sara Goodkind released her new report: "Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County." The report explores barriers to healthy development and educational opportunities Black girls face in the region. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Faculty member authors "State of the Girls Report" Associate Professor Sara Goodkind's "State of the Girls Report" will be previewed at the first Equity Summit, convened by Gwen's Girls, on October 14th. The report, funded by the Heinz Endowments and the FISA Foundation, provides hard data on challenges girls face. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Dr. John Wallace wins award Congratulation to Professor John Wallace, Jr. who is a 2016 Racial Justice Award recipient! Each year, the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh honors those who have demonstrated a significant commitment to addressing issues of racial justice, equity, and inclusion throughout greater Pittsburgh communities. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Faculty member presents at UC Berkeley Professor Christina Newhill's presentation, “Improving the Understanding and Treatment of Violent Behavior in Individuals with Mental Illness: Evolution of a Research Agenda,” is part of a symposium at UC Berkeley on Friday to honor Professor Steven P. Segal's achievements. Read more
October 07, 2016
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Dean Larry Davis op-ed published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dean Larry Davis’s op-ed, “Whose country is it, anyway? America is at a racial tipping point” was published in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
September 29, 2016
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Browne Leadership Fellows applications now being accepted This program for non-social work students aims to share social work values across disciplines. Read more
September 29, 2016
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BASW student helps brings relief to food-insecure BASW senior Jessie Cohen, co-founded Food Recovery Heroes three years ago to help reduce food waste on campuses by donating goods to the food-insecure. Read more