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January 25, 2017
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BASW student wins competition BASW student Angelica Walker's project, GlassCeiling, won 3rd place in the Pitt SheInnovates Hackathon. Angelica's team created a virtual arcade website called GlassCeiling where girls can play games to unlock trading “cards” of famous women of color scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Read more
January 24, 2017
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Pitt Event to Explore Role of the Black Church in American History The role of the Black church throughout key stages of American history will be the focus of the University of Pittsburgh’s annual K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program. “Faith: The African American Church Through American History” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Alumni Hall. Read more
January 22, 2017
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MSW alumna wants to create hope after tragedy MSW alumna Demi Kolke, now with Operation Better Block, has been working to improve a vacant lot formerly owned by Kenny Stubbs, a Homewood resident she befriended. Stubbs was found murdered in 2014. Read more
January 20, 2017
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Westinghouse students take social work course Thirteen students are taking Intro to Social Work through Pitt’s College in High School Program, which is being offered for the first time to students at Pittsburgh Westinghouse. In April, the teens will receive college credit for successfully completing the course. Read more
January 18, 2017
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Nonprofits brace for change under Trump MSW/COSA alumna Samantha Balbier, executive director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership, is helping nonprofit leaders who are grappling for answers about how their sector might be upended under a new administration in Washington, D.C. Read more
January 12, 2017
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Dean Davis comments on the Attorney General controversy Dean Larry Davis weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding GOP Senator Jeff Sessions' selection as attorney general, and the use of the word “racist.” Read more
January 12, 2017
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Q&A with Valire Carr Copeland Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland talks about her inspirations, the evolving field of social work, and her research in a Q&A with the Pitt Chronicle. Read more
January 09, 2017
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2017 Browne Leadership Fellows Announced Ten students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are now part of this unique, interdisciplinary fellowship aimed at preparing students to be engaged civic leaders working for economic and social justice. Read more
January 09, 2017
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Faculty, Doctoral Students, and Research Associates present at SSWR School of Social Work faculty, doctoral students, and research associates will present at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference January 11-15 in New Orleans, LA. Read more
January 06, 2017
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Over-punishing kids for minor infractions sets them on wrong path Assistant Professor James Huguley spoke to an overflow crowd about the cause and the remedy for schools over-punishing kids for relatively minor infractions during the Center for Race and Social Problems December lecture. Read more
January 06, 2017
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Social Work alums are shaping Pittsburgh's political scene MSW alumni Aerion Abney, Marita Bradley, and Brent Weinert were named as "Who’s Next in Politics" winners by The Incline. The honor recognizes the best and brightest under-40 community leaders in the Pittsburgh region. Read more
January 04, 2017
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MSW alum named "Student Role Model" MSW alumna Tanisha Bowman is the "Student Role Model" in the Winter 2017 issue of The New Social Worker (page 3). Bowman, who graduated last month, begins the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Health Career Futures 2017 Fellowship on Death and Dying at the end of the month. Read more
January 03, 2017
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Center on Race and Social Problems 2017 Spring Speaker Series Announced Topics include: How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom, White Privilege, and Community Health. The law firm Reed Smith LLP has generously sponsored this speaker series. Read more
December 21, 2016
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Professor named SSWR Fellow Associate Professor Catherine Greeno was invited to join the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society. Read more
December 21, 2016
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Professor named SSWR Fellow Associate Professor Sara Goodkind was invited to join the 2017 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). SSWR Fellows are members who have served with distinction to advance the mission of the Society. Read more