News

August 25, 2016
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Professor part of efforts to fight opioid epidemic University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran is part of a newly funded three-year, three million-dollar project to help improve opioid addiction treatment in rural Pennsylvania. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Fall 2016 Vankirk Career Center Workshop schedule now online Learn about licensure, resumes, interviewing, negotiating, and more. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Faculty member helps connect teens and special needs kids David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work Danny Rosen is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the Friendship Circle, a Jewish organization that couples teen volunteers with special needs youth. Rosen is the former chairman of Pittsburgh’s Friendship Circle. Read more
August 24, 2016
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Faculty fight against discrimination of women Associate Professor Sara Goodkind and Associate Professor Rachel Fusco had a letter published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about working to help pass the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Ordinance in Pittsburgh. Read more
August 23, 2016
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Professor leads campus healthcare enrollment efforts COSA Chair Tracy Soska is collaborating with national non-profit Enroll America, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington D.C., working to maximize the number of Pitt community members with health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Read more
August 22, 2016
School of Social Work Orientation 2016 Schedules Review the schedules for MSW and BASW student orientations which will be held Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Friday, August 26, 2016 Read more
August 22, 2016
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CRSP Fall Speaker Series Schedule Released Lecture topics include diversity programs, policing, and school discipline. Read more
August 17, 2016
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Be A School H.E.R.O.! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) is partnering with the Homewood Children's Village on their Community Schools Attendance event. Pitt volunteers will be canvassing residents & business owners in Homewood to stress the importance of regular and on-time school attendance. Read more
August 11, 2016
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Helping kindergarteners get off to a great start! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) will partner on Pittsburgh Faison's Kindergarten Kick-Off--a fun way to ease kids’ anxiety and make the first day of school memorable with smiling faces, warm handshakes, high-fives, balloons, and much more! Read more
August 08, 2016
Pennsylvania’s Foster Teens to Gather at Pitt-Johnstown for Annual Retreat The retreat is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, and offers teens who are in foster care or who have recently aged out of the system a chance to experience educational sessions, group talks, and social activities, allowing teens to bond with others in similar situations. Read more
August 04, 2016
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How to talk to kids about race and racism An excellent, in-depth interview of Assistant Professor James Huguley on Upworthy. In it he discusses the African American Parenting Project, and the challenges of teaching kids about race. Read more
August 03, 2016
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MSW alums spread the word about community events MSW alumni Angela DeVan and Johnnie Geathers were on the Ebony Spectrum on WRCT 88.3 FM to discuss events and activities within the Community Empowerment Association (CEA) including the 2016 Black Family Reunion weekend from August 12th through August 14th. Read more
August 01, 2016
More about Epperson's induction into National YMCA Hall of Fame Read more about late Dean David Epperson's induction into the National YMCA Hall of Fame in the New Pittsburgh Courier. Read more
July 27, 2016
MSW alum fuses behavioral health and community organizing MSW alumnus Robert Bowden is working with FOCUS Pittsburgh to help Hill District residents deal with the trauma in their lives and start them on the path to healing. Read more
July 27, 2016
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Late Dean David Epperson inducted into national YMCA Hall of Fame A dedicated leader of the Pittsburgh community and worldwide ambassador of the YMCA, the late Dean David Epperson earned a place in the National YMCA Hall of Fame. Read more