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September 08, 2016
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Sara Goodkind wins inaugural Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award Associate Professor Sara Goodkind will be awarded the inaugural Deborah Harding Women of Achievement Award by the National Peace Corps Association at their annual conference for her work as founder of Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Camps. Read more
September 07, 2016
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Celebrate the Alumni Award Winners on October 5th The School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Awards Panel and Reception will be held on October 5th. Award winners include: Michael Lindsey, James Bernardo, Rodney Rutkowski, Carol Brackett, and Benjamin Bishop. Read more
September 07, 2016
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Dean to speak at Rutgers School of Social Work Dean Larry Davis will speak about his book--Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race--at three different Rutgers School of Social Work campuses September 22nd and 23rd. Read more
September 02, 2016
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Dean Davis on the Social Work Podcast Listen to Dean Larry Davis discuss his new book-Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race on the Social Work Podcast Read more
September 02, 2016
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COSA alum helps lead neighborhood revitalization COSA alumna Siena Kane is business-district manager at the Hilltop Alliance-a network of community development groups, including those of Allentown, Beltzhoover, Carrick and Mount Washington- and is overseeing six-year, $1.5 million development plan for the area. Read more
September 02, 2016
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PACS helps to bring volunteers into Homewood Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS) hosted Pitt freshmen in Homewood for DiscoverU Day 2016. The students participated in a tour of Homewood, and learned about opportunities to engage in the community. Read more
September 02, 2016
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PACS facilitates a back-to-school event in Homewood The University of Pittsburgh was well represented at Faison Elementary's Back-to-School event. The Pitt Department of Occupational Therapy, the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, and PittServes volunteers were facilitated by Pitt-Assisted Communities & Schools (PACS). Read more
August 30, 2016
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Faculty to give lectures about diversity in the classroom MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill and Assistant Professor James Huguley are each facilitating one of Pitt's Year of Diversity teaching workshops which will discuss perspectives of specific student populations. Read more
August 30, 2016
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Board of Visitor member profiled Board of Visitor member Diane Holder is Executive vice president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, president of UPMC's Insurance Services Division, and president and CEO of the UPMC Health Plan. Read more
August 30, 2016
Dedicated social work alumna passes away MSW alumna Jacquelyn Naughton will be remembered as a social worker who nurtured loyal followers. Read more
August 30, 2016
School of Social Work and Equality Pennsylvania Co-Host White House LGBT Summit The White House has been hosting regional LGBT summits around the country to provide an opportunity to highlight federal services available, lift up the work of local LGBT activists and allies, and create a networking forum for advocates. Read more
August 29, 2016
School of Social Work Fall Speaker Series Schedule Released Speakers will address topics relating to human trafficking, juvenile justice, and environmental justice. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Professor part of efforts to fight opioid epidemic University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Gerald Cochran is part of a newly funded three-year, three million-dollar project to help improve opioid addiction treatment in rural Pennsylvania. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Fall 2016 Vankirk Career Center Workshop schedule now online Learn about licensure, resumes, interviewing, negotiating, and more. Read more
August 25, 2016
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Faculty member helps connect teens and special needs kids David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work Danny Rosen is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the Friendship Circle, a Jewish organization that couples teen volunteers with special needs youth. Rosen is the former chairman of Pittsburgh’s Friendship Circle. Read more