News

November 21, 2016
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Panel addresses post-election conversations “We need to get better at having a dialogue,” said Dean Larry Davis. “There needs to be a different kind of forum to talk about it, to share some information, without there being a loser at the end of it.” Read more
November 18, 2016
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Dean Davis in The Pitt News Read about the first Year of Diversity Book Club that featured Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race by Dean Larry Davis Read more
November 16, 2016
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Professor working to help Pittsburgh adopt CEDAW Associate Professor Sarah Goodkind is working with City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak to encourage Pittsburgh to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Read more
November 16, 2016
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Everyday Café opening in Homewood, filling a void “Our church wanted this to happen for Homewood,” says Professor John Wallace, senior pastor at the church that will own and operate Everyday Café. “Two years ago we decided to go forward with the business, with the idea of it meeting an important need in the community.” Read more
November 15, 2016
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Dean Davis shocked by police chief resignation Dean Larry Davis expressed his support for Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay, who has spoken at the Center on Race and Social Problems, and shared his hopes that the city will continue to work to mend race relations. Read more
November 15, 2016
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James Huguley in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Assistant Professor James Huguley speaks about his own experiences growing up, and the challenges facing parents today. His lecture “Race and Parenting: How To Raise Children Who Understand and Promote Justice For All” is November 16th, 7-9 p.m. at the Community Day School. Read more
November 11, 2016
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Dean Davis honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Dean Larry E. Davis was honored with the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education at their Annual Program Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Read more
November 10, 2016
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Inaugural Florence Stier Research Development Award announced Research Assistant Professor Mary Elizabeth Rauktis will receive the inaugural Florence Stier Research Development Award for her research proposal: Animal ownership in food-insecure households: Is there a relationship between human and animal food insecurity? Read more
November 10, 2016
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Dean interviewed by USA Today In today’s USA Today, Dean Larry Davis discusses the impact of a Trump victory on the Black community. Read more
November 09, 2016
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Alumnus recognized as social work pioneer 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Jim Martin was named a National Association of Social Workers Foundation Social Work Pioneer. Martin is a professor of social work at Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Read more
November 09, 2016
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Associate Dean's new book released Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland's new book People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration examines a wide range of issues that affect people of color in American today. Read more
November 09, 2016
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A starved Homewood finally gets food-friendly social options “We have wanted to have a coffeehouse in the neighborhood for a long time,” said Professor John Wallace, senior pastor at the Bible Center Church. Everyday Cafe claims to be the first cashless coffeehouse in the city and will open next Monday Nov. 14 at 532 N. Homewood Ave. Read more
November 09, 2016
Westinghouse students learn how to effect change A team of four students from Westinghouse's Intro to Social Justice course were selected to participate in the Change Agents Education: Students working for Social Justice program sponsored by the Pittsburgh Foundation. Read more
November 03, 2016
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Faculty and Students present at CSWE See the full schedule of faculty and student presentations for the 62nd Annual Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Read more
October 31, 2016
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PACS brings speakers to Westinghouse Academy The Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) program offers Westinghouse Academy students an opportunity to hear from experts from race, nutrition, and social work. Read more