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January 09, 2017
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Faculty, Doctoral Students, and Research Associates present at SSWR School of Social Work faculty, doctoral students, and research associates will present at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference January 11-15 in New Orleans, LA. Read more
January 06, 2017
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Over-punishing kids for minor infractions sets them on wrong path Assistant Professor James Huguley spoke to an overflow crowd about the cause and the remedy for schools over-punishing kids for relatively minor infractions during the Center for Race and Social Problems December lecture. Read more
January 06, 2017
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Social Work alums are shaping Pittsburgh's political scene MSW alumni Aerion Abney, Marita Bradley, and Brent Weinert were named as "Who’s Next in Politics" winners by The Incline. The honor recognizes the best and brightest under-40 community leaders in the Pittsburgh region. Read more
January 04, 2017
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MSW alum named "Student Role Model" MSW alumna Tanisha Bowman is the "Student Role Model" in the Winter 2017 issue of The New Social Worker (page 3). Bowman, who graduated last month, begins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Career Futures 2017 Fellowship on Death and Dying at the end of the month. Read more
January 03, 2017
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Center on Race and Social Problems 2017 Spring Speaker Series Announced Topics include: How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom, White Privilege, and Community Health. The law firm Reed Smith LLP has generously sponsored this speaker series. Read more
December 21, 2016
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Professor named SSWR Fellow Associate Professor Catherine Greeno was invited to join the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society. Read more
December 21, 2016
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Professor named SSWR Fellow Associate Professor Sara Goodkind was invited to join the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society. Read more
December 15, 2016
Health CTE Course Visits Pitt Students from the Westinghouse Health Careers Technology Program visited the University of Pittsburgh for a unique health sciences learning experience. The Pitt Health Sciences visit was coordinated by the Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) program. Read more
December 15, 2016
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Keith Caldwell in the Pitt Chronicle In the new issue of the Pitt Chronicle BASW Program Keith Caldwell talks about his passion for community engagement and his work as the new Board Chair of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE). Read more
December 12, 2016
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Doctoral students wins international paper award Doctoral student Kai Wei's paper “The Dynamics of Group Risk Perception in the US After Paris Attacks” won Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Social Informatics. Her co-authors are Wen-Ting Chung, Yu-Ru Lin and Xidao Wen. Read more
December 12, 2016
Online Introduction to Intergenerational Programs now available! This course is an on-line, interactive experience based on the 13-year success of Generations Together Intergenerational Training Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. The course is designed to help you develop skills needed for success in the intergenerational field. Read more
December 08, 2016
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Students use spoken word to express themselves Healthy Minds Academy is a student-led organization that aims to empower youth in subjects of healthy, social, and environmental issues in the community. Read more
December 08, 2016
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Westinghouse students come to Pitt campus Students from Westinghouse’s College in High School course visited campus last Tuesday to get a feel of the atmosphere at Pitt. The students engaged in a lecture with Keith Caldwell, toured the campus and Nationality Rooms and listened to an information session about what Pitt has to offer. Read more
December 08, 2016
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The power of community engagement Professor John Wallace shared his views on the importance of dedication and commitment when doing community-based research at the second annual Academically-Based Community Engagement (ABCE) Idea Exchange. Read more
December 07, 2016
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Browne Leadership Fellow continues work in Millvale 2016 Browne Leadership Fellow Cecilia Oliveros is continuing her community engagement work in Millvale. Recently, Oliveros led “Warming Millvale: An Energy Saving Workshop!“ that taught Millvale residents about energy-efficient and cost-effective ways to heat their homes. Read more