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February 17, 2017
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White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore Paul R. Croll's Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series lecture “White Privilege in America: Not So Invisible Anymore,” aimed to bring recent data and a social scientific perspective to several central questions. Read more
February 14, 2017
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SSW alums make the list of Pittsburgh's top community leaders and activists SSW alumni Julius Boatwright, Johnnie Geathers, and Tara Sherry-Torres made the "Who’s Next: Community Leaders and Activists" list put out by The Incline. "Who’s Next" honors Pittsburgh's best and brightest under-40 professionals in different fields. Read more
February 08, 2017
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SSW starts new teach-in series on "The First 100 Days" In the wake of the election, and to address student concerns, the SSW has planned a series of Teach-Ins on timely, topical issues as a retrospect on “The First 100 Days" of the new administration. First up in this series is Teach-In: Health Care. Read more
February 06, 2017
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Professor to speak at education forum This Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Assistant Professor James Huguley will speak at the “Race in Pittsburgh: Educational Equity,” forum. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Read more
February 02, 2017
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Do evidence laws perpetuate racism in the courtroom? At the January 23rd CRSP Speaker Series, Pitt law faculty member Jasmine Gonzalez Rose discussed the history of racially biased laws and the subtleties that effect the law today in her lecture, “Objection! How Evidence Law Perpetuates Racism in the Courtroom.” Read more
February 01, 2017
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Professor wins leadership award Professor John Wallace received the 2017 Coro Martin Luther King Jr Distinguished Individual Leadership Award. The award celebrates those in the community who have made significant accomplishments towards the common good by modeling Dr. King’s inclusive approach to leadership. Read more
February 01, 2017
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BASW Director to moderate education panel BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell will moderate the "Engaging the Past, Enacting the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Black Education" panel on February 15th at 11:30 am at the O'Hara Student Center Ballroom. Read more
February 01, 2017
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MSW Director promotes innovative therapy approaches MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill will lecture at Bluffton University on February 28, 2017. Her lecture, "Bridging the Unspeakable: Using expressive art approaches for trauma-focused cognitive therapy," will explore the use of creative and expressive arts to work with trauma patients. Read more
February 01, 2017
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Dean Davis speaks at awards ceremony Watch Dean Larry Davis’s remarks at the ceremony for the 2016 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. Davis thanks his mentors, and calls on social workers to continue the fight for racial equality. Read more
January 26, 2017
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Centennial Logo Contest! The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is in search of a logo in honor of our 100th anniversary! The logo should reflect the theme: “Celebrating 100 Years of People, Policy, and Practice.” This contest is open to all SSW students and alumni! Deadline: February 17, 2017 Read more
January 25, 2017
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School of Social Work Professor Selected for 2016-2017 Core Fulbright U. S. Scholar grant Mary Elizabeth Rauktis, a research assistant professor and faculty member for the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center in the School of Social Work, has been awarded a Core Fulbright U. S. Scholar grant to conduct research and teach at the University of Porto, Portugal. Read more
January 25, 2017
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Professor to speak to campus group Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield will speak at the Hillel Jews of Social Work first Social Justice Lunch and Learn of 2017. Dr. Whitfield will be speaking to the group about careers working directly and indirectly in the HIV+ community. Read more
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