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April 13, 2016
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University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work ranked no. 10 in the country by U.S. News & World Report In the newly released 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings of Schools of Social Work, the University of Pittsburgh has been ranked no. 10 among the 245 social work graduate programs in the country. Read more
April 12, 2016
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Sara Goodkind Advocates, Builds Bridges For Female Leadership The Pitt Chronicle profiles the work of Associate Professor Sara Goodkind, and how she has made a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world. Read more
April 12, 2016
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BASW students showcase their work The BASW Poster Session allowed the BASW senior class to present their practicum-based research projects. Read more
April 12, 2016
Students make their voices heard SSW students traveled to the Pennsylvania state capitol Harrisburg for the NASW Legislative Advocacy Day. Read more
April 08, 2016
Pitt Alumni Association profiles graduate The Pitt Alumni Association highlighted the fascinating life of MSW alumna Frances Eliza Wills. Read more
April 08, 2016
Alumna supports Latino artists in Pittsburgh MSW alumna Tara Sherry-Torres expanded her successful Café Con Leche when she received a Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative Grant to fund a Latino artist residency. Garfield’s Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery hosts the residency, with new artists monthly through August. Read more
April 04, 2016
Students present at national conference BASW students Hannah Boston and Saskia Berrios-Thomas presented at the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) Annual Conference in Dallas, TX. Read more
April 04, 2016
Student presents at conference in Washington DC SSW student Ashlee Adams presented at the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting in Washington DC in March.  Read more
April 04, 2016
Doctoral student will attend first annual North American Pain School First-year doctoral student Valerie Hruschak was accepted by the International Association Study of Pain (IASP) for the first annual North American Pain School (NAPS) that will occur this summer in Montreal. Read more
March 28, 2016
Dean Davis interviewed about his new book in the New Pittsburgh Courier Dean Davis was interviewed about his new book—Why Are They Angry With Us? —in the New Pittsburgh Courier: Read more
March 28, 2016
Student receives Nationality Room Scholarship MSW/MPH student Julie Platt has received the Israel Heritage Room Committee Scholarship, and will travel to Israel this summer. Read more
March 23, 2016
Pitt Day in Harrisburg Social work students attended Pitt Day in Harrisburg alongside other Pitt faculty, staff and alumni to share their stories with the PA legislature. The students were there to reinforce the belief that With Pitt PA Wins! Read more
March 22, 2016
Dean Davis to be honored by CSWE Dean Larry Davis will receive the 2016 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. Dean Davis will be honored at the Awards Luncheon during the CSWE 2016 Annual Program Meeting on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. Read more
March 15, 2016
Pitt Chronicle Q&A with Dean Larry Davis The Pitt Chronicle’s Q & A with Dean Larry Davis touches on his new book and race in America Read more
March 03, 2016
SSW professor explores effects of sexism and school policies Associate Professor Sara Goodkind’s lecture “Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores?: Blaming Girls for Challenges Facing Boys” explored issues such as the misplaced blame on women for men’s behavior, internalized devaluation of women and the sexualization of young women, especially students. Read more