News

October 31, 2016
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PACS program keeps busy this fall! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) launched the College in High School program at Westinghouse Academy, canvassed in the Homewood community about school attendance, and trained volunteers. Read more
October 30, 2016
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Child Welfare staff recognized for their contributions to Pitt The School of Social Work staffers at the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center in Mechanicsburg are the University’s most far-flung employees. They help train child welfare workers in every county in the state and make sure those agencies are working as best they can for children. Read more
October 30, 2016
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The Fall 2016 issue of Bridges Magazine is here! The Fall 2016 issue of Bridges Magazine: "BROKEN:RACE AND POLICE RELATIONS" is now available online or in room 2117 Cathedral of Learning. Read more
October 26, 2016
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Wallace at p4 conference: "equity and inclusion are critically important to the future of our region" Professor John Wallace shared his belief that Pittsburgh has "the resources, the intellectual horsepower and the work ethic to truly make Pittsburgh most livable for all.” Read more
October 26, 2016
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Healthy Minds Launches at Westinghouse Academy Healthy Minds Academy is a student-led organization with a mission to empower youth with the knowledge of health, social and environmental issues that plague their community. Read more
October 25, 2016
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Dr. Shaun Eack selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare David E. Epperson Professor Shaun Eack has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (the “Academy”). TEack’s groundbreaking research has been in the areas of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia. Read more
October 25, 2016
“They have every right to stand for what they believe in, and we believe in them" Alumna Shanon Williams showed her support for the Woodland Hills youth football team. The young players were the victims of racial slurs at a game earlier this month, after three players knelt during the National Anthem. Read more
October 25, 2016
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SSW alumna named a 40 under 40 by Pittsburgh Magazine MSW alumna Kathryn Vargas is part of the 2016 class of 40 Pittsburghers Under 40. Currently, Vargas is a Senior Manager of programs for children and youth at the United Way of Allegheny County. Read more
October 25, 2016
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“He really is a true social worker. He walks it, he talks it and it's all over him." MSW alumnus Rod Rutkowski receives much-deserved attention for his 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Read more
October 22, 2016
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New video showcases COSA alumni A new Community, Organization, and Social Action (COSA) Program video features alumni sharing their experiences in the COSA program, and the career opportunities it has afforded them. Read more
October 21, 2016
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See photos from the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon and Reception The School of Social Work Alumni Society Work recognized outstanding alumni: Michael Lindsey (PhD ’02), James Bernardo (MSW ’76), Rodney Rutkowski (MSW ’80, BASW ’75), Carol Brackett (MSW ’79), and Benjamin Bishop (MSW ’11). Read more
October 21, 2016
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2016 BASW Alum Recognized BASW alumnus Brenden Gambrell has been selected to receive the Student Leadership Award from the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Brenden completed his BASW this past spring (2016), participating in the SSW Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) Program. Read more
October 21, 2016
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Win a free copy of Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race! Answer “Why do you think it’s important to learn more about how race impacts American society today?” in 100 words or less and send it to diversity@pitt.edu by Nov. 1st Subject line: Book Club Raffle Read more
October 20, 2016
More coverage of the P4 Conference More than 60 percent of black children in the region live in poverty, compared with 15 percent of whites, according to Professor John Wallace. Read more
October 20, 2016
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P4 Speakers Pull No Punches When Discussing Institutionalized Racism In Pittsburgh Wallace’s presentation included sobering statistics about the disparities between Pittsburgh’s white and black residents. For example, the more low-income students a school serves, the fewer Pittsburgh Promise-eligible students it produces. Read more