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December 15, 2016
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Keith Caldwell in the Pitt Chronicle In the new issue of the Pitt Chronicle BASW Program Keith Caldwell talks about his passion for community engagement and his work as the new Board Chair of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE). Read more
December 12, 2016
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Doctoral students wins international paper award Doctoral student Kai Wei's paper “The Dynamics of Group Risk Perception in the US After Paris Attacks” won Best Paper Award at the 8th International Conference on Social Informatics. Her co-authors are Wen-Ting Chung, Yu-Ru Lin and Xidao Wen. Read more
December 12, 2016
Online Introduction to Intergenerational Programs now available! This course is an on-line, interactive experience based on the 13-year success of Generations Together Intergenerational Training Institute at the University of Pittsburgh. The course is designed to help you develop skills needed for success in the intergenerational field. Read more
December 08, 2016
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Students use spoken word to express themselves Healthy Minds Academy is a student-led organization that aims to empower youth in subjects of healthy, social, and environmental issues in the community. Read more
December 08, 2016
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Westinghouse students come to Pitt campus Students from Westinghouse’s College in High School course visited campus last Tuesday to get a feel of the atmosphere at Pitt. The students engaged in a lecture with Keith Caldwell, toured the campus and Nationality Rooms and listened to an information session about what Pitt has to offer. Read more
December 08, 2016
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The power of community engagement Professor John Wallace shared his views on the importance of dedication and commitment when doing community-based research at the second annual Academically-Based Community Engagement (ABCE) Idea Exchange. Read more
December 07, 2016
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Browne Leadership Fellow continues work in Millvale 2016 Browne Leadership Fellow Cecilia Oliveros is continuing her community engagement work in Millvale. Recently, Oliveros led “Warming Millvale: An Energy Saving Workshop!“ that taught Millvale residents about energy-efficient and cost-effective ways to heat their homes. Read more
December 07, 2016
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$10,000 Cannon Fellowship accepting applications! The Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Health is currently accepting applications for the 2017 – 2018 school year. This fellowship offers a $10,000 stipend. The deadline for on-line applications is March 1, 2017. Read more
December 05, 2016
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Event celebrates the life of the late Dean Epperson The YMCA’s Season of Giving Gala was dedicated to the late Dean David Epperson for his life of service and leadership. The YMCA was the focus of David Epperson’s volunteer work; he was professor and dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work until he retired in 2001. Read more
December 04, 2016
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BASW student honored BASW student Saskia Berrios-Thomas received a 2016 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement. She is a committed advocate for those affected by child abuse and sexual violence. Read more
December 01, 2016
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Hartford Fellow raises awareness about Alzheimer's Amy Rubin, Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education Fellow, is spreading the word among college students about how to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer's disease. She has created a simple tip sheet that outlines easy activities that college students can utilize to stay connected. Read more
November 30, 2016
Another controversy about life imprisonment for juveniles Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director Jeff Shook was quoted in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about life imprisonment for juveniles in the criminal justice system. Read more
November 28, 2016
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Everyday Cafe opens in Homewood Professor John Wallace is the founder of Pittsburgh's first cashless coffee shop. If it proves profitable, the business will help fund social programs for children and Homewood residents. Read more
November 23, 2016
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Alumna named New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Woman of Excellence MSW alumna Kathi Elliott was named a New Pittsburgh Courier 2016 Woman of Excellence. Elliott is Executive Director of Gwen’s Girls, Inc. She will receive her award at the Women of Excellence Luncheon to be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at 12 p.m., at the Wyndham Grand Hotel. Read more
November 23, 2016
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John Wallace wins award Congratulations to Professor John Wallace who received his 2016 Racial Justice Award at the YWCA's 25th annual Racial Justice Awards dinner on November 16. Read more