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July 27, 2016
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Field Education Coordinator named to board Deborah Robinson, Field Education Coordinator and Director of the Home & School Visitor/School Social Work Program, was named to the Turtle Creek Valley Board of Directors. Read more
July 22, 2016
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Alumna elected NAMI Waco board president MSW alumna Dr. Tancy Clarissa Horn-Johnson, program manager and instructor for Tarleton State University-Waco’s social work program, has been elected president of the board of directors of the Waco chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Read more
July 20, 2016
Alumna works to heal racial woes On 90.5 WESA, MSW alumna Lizzie Anderson discusses working with WHAT’S UP?! Pittsburgh to bring attention to racism and privilege Read more
July 20, 2016
Nominate a Distinguished Alum Today Help the SSW recognize Pitt Social Work alumni who make a difference! The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 29, 2016. Read more
July 18, 2016
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Browne Fellows help organize Community Day Current and former Browne Fellows alike joined in coordinating another great Manchester Community Block Party. An opportunity for residents and friends from across the North Side to share in food and family fun. Read more
July 18, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes op-ed by Dean Larry Davis Read the latest op-ed from Dean Larry Davis “Who’s to blame? The white police/black community divide has been with us from the beginning, and there is a reason for that” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
July 18, 2016
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MSW alumna taking new approach on opioid epidemic MSW alumna and Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Professor Mary Hawk, is working with Prevention Point Pittsburgh and other local substance use treatment providers to identify factors that prohibit or improve access to the anti-overdose drug naloxone. Read more
July 17, 2016
Dean recognized for social work leadership Dean Larry Davis was presented with the National Distinguished Social Work Leadership Award at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work’s 2016 Academic Recognition Program. Read more
July 17, 2016
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Alumnus Dr. Michael Williams passes away Michael Williams, a PhD alumnus and long-time Director of Black Studies at Cleveland State University unexpectedly passed away July 12, 2016. Dr. Williams was instrumental in launching the bachelor's degree in Black Studies at CSU. Read more
July 14, 2016
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CRSP Summer Institute a success The Center on Race and Social Problems’ Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University Summer Institute, organized by Assistant Professor James Huguley, hosted experts from around the country. Read more
July 11, 2016
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Homewood Children's Village part of University's new initiative The University is interested in making an even greater impact in the community by collaboratively creating Centers for Urban Engagement which will coordinate with programs like the Homewood Children's Village. Read more
July 11, 2016
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BASW Program Director named PACE Board Chair BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell has been appointed Chair of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Board of Commissioners. “Keith’s guidance and leadership has been a critical asset to the PACE organization and Pittsburgh community,” said Lucille E. Dabney, PACE Executive Director. Read more
July 11, 2016
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BASW students learn about research BASW students Rhonda Strozier, Sarah Freedman, Lily Starr, Angelica Walker, and Claire Dempsey have each been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship. Read more
July 10, 2016
"Jack-of-all-Trades" alumnus passes away BASW and MSW graduate Andy Toth was a dedicated social work and an active and loyal Pitt alumnus. Read more
July 08, 2016
CRSP Summer Institute to address race in higher education “Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University” will convene a panel of national experts on July 12th. Keynote speaker Kedra Ishop is the former director of admissions at The University of Texas at Austin, the school at the heart of the recently decided Supreme Court case. Read more