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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
July 08, 2016
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PACS program is making a difference in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood PACS, in partnership with the Homewood Children's Village, works diligently to enrich the lives of children, youth, and families at Faison Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, and Westinghouse Academy. Read more
July 07, 2016
Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Continuing Education Schedule and Social Work Connections Released The Fall 2016/Winter 2017 CE program schedule and Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Social Work Connections are now available online. Register today! Read more
July 06, 2016
"We all have to be participants in the fight against injustice" Assistant Professor James Huguley weighs in on the federal lawsuit filed by a Western Pennsylvania man who says he was punished for defending a coworker from racial epithets and comments. Read more
July 06, 2016
BASW alum fights to end gun violence BASW alumna Shannon William, campaign coordinator of CeaseFire PA, organized a rally that featured Congressman Mike Doyle, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, and other community leaders. Read more
June 23, 2016
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Capitol Hill Briefing to Focus on the Child Welfare Workforce Helen Cahalane, Principal Investigator for the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Child Welfare Education and Research Programs, will testify Tuesday, June 28th at the “Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters” briefing on Capitol Hill. Read more
June 21, 2016
MSW alumna graduating from leadership program BASW and MSW alumna Phyllis J. Dew is part of the 2016 class of the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute of Greater Harrisburg. The mission of the institute is "to prepare and empower individuals committed to exercising creative leadership to improve conditions." Read more
June 21, 2016
MSW alum a part of neighborhood revival MSW alumnus Curt Conrad is one of a new generation of homeowners transforming Pittsburgh's Hilltop neighborhoods. Read more
June 15, 2016
Third annual Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) meeting to be held in Boston The Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) group, founded by Dean Larry Davis, will meet at Boston College School of Social Work this week. Read more
June 15, 2016
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Joint degree students meets Shimon Peres MSW/ MPH student Julie Platt is in the third week of her internship at the Shimon Peres Center for Peace in Tel-Aviv. Recently, she had the opportunity to take part in a soccer tournament that brought together Palenstian, Israeli, Jewish and Arab girls to play on mixed soccer teams. Read more
June 13, 2016
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SSW student featured on Pitt website and billboards PhD student Marcus Poindexter is being featured on the Pitt Works website (and on a billboard on Liberty Avenue, west of Ella Street). The profile highlights his commitment to social work values. Read more
June 13, 2016
SSW alum honored by the Network for Social Work Management SSW alumnus Michael J. Austin will receive the Chauncey Alexander Lifetime Achievement Award at the Network for Social Management Annual Conference. Austin is a previous University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni award winner. Read more
June 10, 2016
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Faculty member to present her work in Japan Associate Professor Mary Ohmer was invited to present her violence prevention research at the 30th Anniversary Memorial International Symposium: Community Practice in the Era of Globalization: Overcoming Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion next week in Tokyo, Japan. Read more
June 10, 2016
Workshop on ‘compassion fatigue’ set at Pitt-Bradford Clinical Assistant Professor Liz Winter will present “Compassion Fatigue: Managing Trauma in Our Programs and Ourselves” on June 17, 2016 at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Read more
June 10, 2016
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Former Browne Fellow continues community work 2012 Browne Fellow Zeba Ahmed is fund-raising to renovate a blighted parklet and to help the Pittsburgh Project repair and improve features of a playground as part of her Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) fellowship. Read more