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May 05, 2016
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MSW alumna profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When MSW alumna Kathi Elliott stepped into the leadership role of Gwen's Girls, the nonprofit that bears her mother’s name, she had a long list of accomplishments behind her and an alphabet soup of titles after her name. Read more
May 03, 2016
Business of Humanity Project and Oasis Farm & Fishery presents Off-Grid DC- Powered Laboratory A short New Pittsburgh Courier article raves about the Business of Humanity Project and Oasis Farm & Fishery/Off-Grid DC- Powered Laboratory in Homewood. Professor John Wallace is one of the leaders of this innovative initiative. Read more
May 02, 2016
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Spring 2016 Bridges Now Available! The latest issue of Bridges confronts the harsh realities of domestic violence. Read more
May 02, 2016
MSW Information Session planned for Pitt-Bradford The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold an information session Wednesday about the University of Pittsburgh Master of Social Work degree offered on the Bradford campus. Read more
April 29, 2016
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MSW alumna gives TEDx talk MSW alumna Jenn Fairbank gave the TED talk "Reaching Your Fullest Potential Through Meditation" at a TEDx event in Austin, TX. Read more
April 29, 2016
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Alumna and Holocaust survivor to speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day event MSW alumna, and Holocaust survivor, Shulamit Bastacky will speak at the 28th Annual Westmoreland County Interfaith Memorial Service in Observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on May 4th. Read more
April 27, 2016
CRSP lecture: Educational achievement gap Elaine Weiss, national coordinator of the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education program of the Washington, D.C., Economics Policy Institute, says her research and that of others in the field demonstrates a different cause for the educational achievement gap: “Social class is massively important.” Read more
April 26, 2016
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Race and Social Problems journal articles picked up by national outlets “Race, Wealth and Incarceration: Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth” in the Washington Post, and “Young, Black, and (Still) in the Red: Parental Wealth, Race, and Student Loan Debt” on Buzzfeed. Read more
April 26, 2016
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Dr. John Wallace brings cutting edge tech to Homewood Dr. John Wallace, with partners from the Katz School of Business, brings the city’s first all-DC solar-powered greenhouse to Homewood. Read about this transformational new project in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
April 21, 2016
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Dean Davis published in national journal Dean Larry Davis’s article Race: America's Grand Challenge, is featured in the newest issue of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research. The article is based on his 2016 Presidential Plenary Lecture given at the 20th Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research. Read more
April 20, 2016
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Praise for Dr. Christina Newhill's new book Professor Christina Newhill’s book Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working With Individuals and Their Families was reviewed in the February issue of Psychiatric Services. Read more
April 20, 2016
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Dr. Valire Copeland in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Copeland discusses the impact stress and racism have on women's health. Read more
April 18, 2016
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Dr. Shaun Eack to speak at the NIH This week, Dr. Shaun Eack will travel to Bethesda, Maryland to speak at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. As a recent recipient of a large adult autism treatment grant from NIH, they asked Dr. Eack to come and speak on the state of adult therapies. Read more
April 13, 2016
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Workshop on trauma aims to help educators Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) held an interactive professional development workshop on trauma-informed care in the school setting led by Dr. Yodit Betru, Clinical Assistant Professor and Agency Coordinator in the Child Welfare Education and Research Program. Read more
April 13, 2016
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PhD student starts new campus group Doctoral student Daniel Jacobson recently founded the first Latino Graduate Student Group at the University of Pittsburgh. The Latin American Graduate Organization of Students (LAGOS) is open to all graduate and professional students at Pitt. Read more