News

September 29, 2016
Year of Diversity shouldn't overlook mental illness At a University Senate community relations committee, COSA Chair Tracy Soska suggested mental health diversity as a focus for possible programming in the Year of Diversity. Read more
September 29, 2016
Current diversity programs aren’t working, CRSP speaker says Harvard sociology professor Frank Dobbin’s lecture, “Why Diversity Programs Don’t Work,” packed the room for the Center for Race and Social Problems’ first talk of the fall. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Year of Diversity: Getting Comfortable with Differences Dean Larry Davis's recent book, Why Are They Angry With Us? is the first text being discussed in a new book club created as part of the Year of Diversity. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Breaking down the treatment walls SSW alumnus and adjunct professor Kevin Caridad is encouraged by new technology that brings behavioral and physical health care together. Read more
September 28, 2016
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Alumnus appointed University at Albany's Interim Provost Alumnus Darrell P. Wheeler was appointed the University at Albany's Interim Provost. Dr. Wheeler received both a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and is president of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers. Read more
September 21, 2016
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Learn more about the Local Government Case Competition! The School of Social Work & Student Executive Council will host two Local Government Case Competition information sessions with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. September 27th 12-1pm and October 6th 5-6pm in 2017 Cathedral of Learning. Read more
September 15, 2016
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Liberian President will present award to Sara Goodkind The Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will on the 23rd of September, 2016 present the Inaugural Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award to University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor of Social Work Sara Goodkind. Read more
September 15, 2016
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Now recruiting for Cuban Social Policy Course 2017 Participants will read two books, Cuban Revelations and Race in Cuba, meet four times during the spring semester, and travel to the historically rich city of Havana, Cuba, for nine days. Read more
September 14, 2016
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PACS launches new website! Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) program is to harness Pitt resources to establish a feeder pattern-wide network of University-assisted community schools in the Pittsburgh-neighborhood of Homewood. Read more
September 13, 2016
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Alum named new McSilver Institute Director PhD alumnus Dr. Michael Lindsey has been named the new director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Read more
September 13, 2016
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Newsmaker: Sara Goodkind Associate Professor Sara Goodkind is profiled in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Read more
September 12, 2016
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Christina Newhill in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Professor Christina Newhill's letter to the editor about the dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use was published in Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read more
September 11, 2016
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Alumna named foundation's executive director BASW and MSW alumna Jenn E. Callahan has been named vice president of development and executive director of the Clark Foundation. Read more
September 09, 2016
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Latest issue of PITT Magazine highlights SSW community The Summer 2016 issue of PITT Magazine shines a spotlight on the good works of PhD student Marcus Poindexter (page 21) and the Browne Leadership Fellows Program which is funded by SSW alumni and donors Jim and Noel Browne (page 33-34). Read more
September 08, 2016
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PACS partners with Equipoise to distribute school supplies in Homewood To support students attending Westinghouse this year, Equipoise, the Black and African American Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Pittsburgh, worked with Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) to collect enough supplies to stuff 300 backpacks. Read more