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September 27, 2017
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Jaime Booth wins ACOSA’s 2017 Emerging Scholar Award Assistant Professor Jaime Booth has been chosen as the recipient of Association for Community Organization & Social Administration’s (ACOSA) 2017 Emerging Scholar Award. The Emerging Scholar Award honors a recent Ph.D. (pre-tenure) who is doing meritorious scholarship in the field. Read more
September 27, 2017
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Tracy Soska wins the 2017 ACOSA Career Achievement Award COSA Program Director Tracy Soska has been chosen as the recipient of Association for Community Organization & Social Administration’s (ACOSA) 2017 Career Achievement Award. The Career Achievement Award honors the lifetime contribution of a person in the field. Read more
September 26, 2017
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Professor awarded $1.9 million dollar grant to train the next generation of social workers SSW Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor Valire Copeland received a $1.9 million dollar grant to prepare social workers to meet the needs of individuals in integrated health care settings in rural areas and other medically underserved populations. Read more
September 26, 2017
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Dean Davis weighs in on the NFL protests Dean Larry Davis spoke to the Tribune-Review about Sunday’s NFL protests Read more
September 21, 2017
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Now recruiting 2018 Browne Leadership Fellows Interested in community engagement and social justice? Browne Fellows receive $3,000 for the summer. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors from all non-social work academic majors are encouraged to apply! Read more
September 20, 2017
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Former Browne Fellow working to make Pittsburgh healthier 2014 Browne Fellow Mary Sligh was recognized in the Incline as a “Who’s Next: Health". Sligh, a nurse coordinator with Health Care for the Homeless Pittsburgh, works to provide medical services to homeless individuals throughout Allegheny County. Read more
September 19, 2017
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Friends of the Center reception a big success! The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette SEEN column covered the Friends of the Center event held September 12, at Dean Larry Davis’s home. Read more
September 18, 2017
SPEAKER SERIES CANCELLED SPEAKER SERIES CANCELLED due to flooding in the Cathedral. Check back here for the new scheduled date TBD. Read more
September 13, 2017
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Sara Goodkind receives $350,000 grant University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Associate Professor Sara Goodkind has received a $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program to help create an empowerment program for Black girls in Allegheny County. Read more
September 13, 2017
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Tracy Soska wins the Coleman award COSA Chair and Continuing Education Director Tracy Soska has won the 2017 Coleman Award presented by the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. Read more
September 08, 2017
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Dean Davis honored with Lifetime Achievement award Dean Davis will receive the Nabhi Christian Ministries of Lincoln/Larimer Lifetime Achievement award at its annual NCM Awards dinner on October 6th. Read more
September 08, 2017
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Social work alumni selected for 40 Under 40 Awards MSW alumni Julius A. Boatwright and Medina Jackson are recipients of the 19th Annual 40 Under 40 Awards. The program recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. Read more
September 08, 2017
Three faculty members are promoted Professors Valire Copeland, Daniel Rosen, and Fengyan Tang have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. Read more
September 06, 2017
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Explore the History of the School of Social Work What were the first courses offered? What professor was attacked by Senator Joseph McCarthy? When did the Child Welfare program begin? Learn about these topics and more by browsing the School of Social Work Centennial Timeline! Read more
September 06, 2017
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Orientation 2017! See all of the photos from Orientation 2017! Read more