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June 12, 2017
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Researchers at CRSP conference say human trafficking hits close to home Local and national experts were on hand for the June 7-8 Center on Race and Social Problems Summer Institute: National and Local Perspectives on Refugees, Immigrants, Human Trafficking and Social Services. Read more
June 12, 2017
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Helen Petracchi appointed to CSWE Commission on Accreditation Associate Professor Helen Petracchi was appointed to the CSWE Commission on Accreditation (COA) for a 3 year term. The work of the COA fulfills the critically important function of maintaining and advocating for quality in social work education. Read more
June 08, 2017
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Helen Petracchi selected as CSWE Scholar Associate Professor Helen Petracchi was selected by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Joint Research Task Force for the CSWE 2017 Scholar position. The CSWE Scholars Program provides scholars with the opportunity to work on research projects and initiatives of interest. Read more
May 31, 2017
Need information on incoming MSW student registration? Registration dates for full-time, part-time, and advanced standing students are available throughout the month of June. Read more
May 31, 2017
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Alum helps successfully pioneer a new kind of community development model MSW/COSA alumnus Robert Bowden work with FOCUS Pittsburgh (Food, Opportunity, Clothing, Understanding and Shelter) on trauma-informed Community Development has helped to reconnect one Pittsburgh neighborhood. Read more
May 25, 2017
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Mary Ohmer elected to ACOSA board Associate Professor Mary Ohmer was elected to the national Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA) board this year as a Mid-Atlantic representative. ACOSA was formed in 1987 to strengthen community organization and social administration. Read more
May 24, 2017
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Jerry Cochran elected to national board Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran was elected to serve on the new Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) Board of Directors for 2017-2019. It was a national election amongst the members, and Dr. Cochran will serve as a Member-at-large. Read more
May 23, 2017
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Over one million receive child welfare training! Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center’s free three-hour training program, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania” surpassed 1,000,000 users! Read more
May 22, 2017
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Diversity Book Club Please join us for a book discussion and appetizers on the terrace! This June, in honor of LGBT Pride Month, we welcome you to a discussion based on the novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Read more
May 19, 2017
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Position available in the School of Social Work! The Research Manager will provide pre and post-award management for sponsored projects in the School of Social Work. Read more
May 17, 2017
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Nominate a Distinguished Alum Today Help the SSW recognize Pitt Social Work alumni who make a difference! The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 30, 2017. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social worker shortage MSW alumna Sonia Gilkey, Director of the Social Work Program at Texas A&M University, need for more social workers. Read more
May 11, 2017
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Social Work Student Chosen as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow Doctoral student Daniel Jacobson has been selected as 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellow. Jacobson’s project will provide educational resources, support, and a safe space for gay men of color to discuss relationship-centered issues at the Gay and Lesbian Community Center. Read more
May 11, 2017
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College in High School students give final presentations Thirteen Westinghouse students presented research posters at the University of Pittsburgh on Monday, May 1. The posters were completed as a requirement of the inaugural Introduction to Social Justice course, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Read more
May 09, 2017
Alumnus honored with national award MSW/COSA alumnus, adjunct faculty member, and member of the Dean’s Executive Council, David Coplan, MSW-MPA, will receive the Human Services Management Exemplar Award at the Network of Social Work Management annual conference (June 15, 2017) in New York City. Read more