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November 25, 2014
SSW alumni and students help Oakland Community Food Pantry Many of the School of Social Work's current and former students play a major role in the success of the Oakland Community Food Pantry, including senior Lauren Faux, and Jon Hoffmann, director of policy and planning for Community Human Services, which oversees the pantry. Read more
November 25, 2014
MSW alumnus will lead new scholarship program MSW alumnus Christopher Robinson has been chosen to lead a new scholarship program for students pursuing training in social work and drug and alcohol programs at Community College of Allegheny County. Read more
November 21, 2014
Emeritus Professor passes away Dr. Carol Anderson will be remembered as a psychiatrist and a social worker who helped to develop cutting-edge therapy for children. Read more
November 21, 2014
Race and Social Problems journal paper finalist in competition A paper from the Center on Race and Social Problem’s journal, Race and Social Problems, is featured as a finalist in a competition for most influential article on health disparities research by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Read more
November 20, 2014
MSW student helps to improve attendance of kindergarteners School of Social Work graduate student Rodney Glover makes weekly calls to the families of children attending kindergarten at Arlington PreK-2 in order for the staff to learn if they have any problems getting their children to school. Read more
November 19, 2014
James Huguley speaks about income inequality Research Associate James Huguley spoke at a forum on income inequality Read more
November 17, 2014
Dean Davis weighs in on happiness study Racial differences in the "Happiness Index" may come down to family and faith. Read more
November 14, 2014
Dr. Shaun Eack's work highlighted by the Department of Defense Dr. Shaun Eack's work on autism was highlighted again this year by the Department of Defense in their Autism Research Project report. Dr. Eack's project is conducting a randomized-controlled trial of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) in adults with high function autism spectrum disorders. Read more
November 12, 2014
Faculty member named Trustee to Board of The Early Learning Institute Cynthia Bradley-King, Field Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) program, was named a Trustee of The Early Learning Institute. Read more
November 12, 2014
Pitt-Bradford holding symposium to examine Hunger and Homelessness in America Stephanie Eckstrom, coordinator of Pitt-Bradford’s Master of Social Work program, will speak at the social sciences symposium to examine “Hunger and Homelessness in America” as part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Read more
November 07, 2014
Dean Davis to speak at Washington University Dean Larry Davis will give a talk entitled: “The University, the Community, and Race” at the Brown School Policy Forum at Washington University in St. Louis Monday, November 10th at 4 p.m. in Brown Hall’s Brown Lounge. Read more
November 05, 2014
SSW Professor and recent doctoral program graduate win Marie Weil Award Professor John Wallace and recent doctoral program graduate Samantha Teixeira were honored with the Marie Weil Award for the best/most impactful article that appeared in the previous year’s volume of The Journal of Community Practice. Read more
November 05, 2014
MSW alumna profiled by the Aging Institute of UPMC MSW alumna and Hartford Partnership Program MSW Fellow Brenna Garda is currently working at Senior LIFE in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, which offers older adults comprehensive support and services to help them stay at home and remain as independent as possible. Read more on page 35. Read more
November 05, 2014
More coverage of the CRSP 10th Anniversary celebration The New Pittsburgh Courier shares photos of the CRSP 10th Anniversary celebration. Read more
November 05, 2014
MSW alumna awarded Nursing Research Grant MSW alumna Dr. Grace Campbell receives the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) Fellow Research Grant Award. Dr. Campbell’s research study is titled-- A Pilot Study of Falls and Near Falls in Women with Ovarian Cancer Receiving Neurotoxic Chemotherapy. Read more