News

September 01, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis wins national award Dean Larry Davis has won the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Distinguished Career Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding scholarship, impact on the profession, and major contributions to social work knowledge development. Read more
August 30, 2017
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Faculty member joins commission to advise Woodland Hills schools Assistant Professor James Huguley said the goal of the district should be to meet the needs of the entire school community. Read more
August 30, 2017
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Fulbright winner Mary Beth Rauktis heads to Portugal Follow Fulbright awardee Mary Beth Rauktis on her blog as she pursues her child welfare research at the University of Porto, Portugal. Read more
August 30, 2017
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CRSP Fall 2018 Speaker Series announced Topics include: inequality, poverty, magnet schools, and race and family. Read more
August 29, 2017
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PhD students helps to raise awareness about lead exposure PhD student Marcus Poindexter has been helping the teens at the YES, Youth Enrichment Services program craft a survey to find out more about lead exposure in Lincoln-Lemington. Read more
August 29, 2017
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James Huguley receives funding for the Just Discipline and Climate Project University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor James Huguley received $450,000 over two grants from The Heinz Endowments to implement a state-of-the art discipline system at the Woodland Hills 4-6 Intermediate School. Read more
August 24, 2017
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Pitt highlights new SSW joint programs Both the MSW/MBA and the joint program with the School of Education are highlighted in the Pittwire story. Read more
August 24, 2017
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PhD students wins national fellowship PhD student Daniel Jacobson was named a 2017 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Doctoral Minority Fellow. The fellowship provides Jacobson with up to three years of funding to help him continue his research on rape reporting practices for gay Latino sexual assault survivors. Read more
August 23, 2017
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Christina Newhill receives $400,000 NIMH grant University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Professor Christina Newhill has just been awarded a 2-year R21 Exploratory/Developmental grant to help create a new treatment that will assist family members and caretakers in coping successfully with potentially violent situations. Read more
August 16, 2017
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New study hopes to increase PrEP adherence among Black gay and bisexual men University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield received a $13,000 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund to investigate the issue. Read more
August 14, 2017
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Dean Larry Davis on NBC Nightly News Dean Larry Davis appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss race relations in the United States. Read more
August 09, 2017
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Pitt-Johnstown Hosts Annual Older Youth Retreat The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown will host the annual Older Youth Retreat for teenagers in foster care or who have recently aged out of the system from August 7-11. About 120 young people, ages 16-21, from 36 Pennsylvania counties are expected to attend. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Shaun Eack's work reviewed by Scientific American David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack’s work on adapting an existing therapy for adults with schizophrenia to help those with autism is featured in the newest issue of Scientific American. Read more
July 26, 2017
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Register for Orientation 2017 and more! Register for student orientation, exemption exams, and find more information for incoming students on our Incoming Student webpage. Register for student orientation by August 1st! Read more
July 25, 2017
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Adults with autism face gaps in jobs, services Social and cognitive challenges can make it difficult for this population to succeed in jobs, says David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack. Read more