February 1, 2021
Pitt School of Social Work Weekly E-blast
Correction: The January 25, 2021 edition misspelled the name of alumnus Jam Hammond.
UPDATED VERSION: Profiles in Research
Read about some of the exciting research happening at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work in the new, updated Profiles in Research 2020. Read the pdf or read online as a magazine.
CRSP wins award at UPSIDE ceremony
The University of Pittsburgh celebrated the Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) and Yolanda Covington-Ward, chair of the Africana Studies department, for their contributions to advancing Pitt’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals. The University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive and Diverse Excellence or UPSIDE Award went to the CRSP, while Covington-Ward received the annual Equipoise Creating a Just Community Award. Read more in Pittwire and the University Times.
Goodkind named Editor-in-Chief team at Affilia
Associate Professor Sara Goodkind is part of a three-person Editor-in-Chief team at Affilia, the feminist social work journal. Their first editorial, "Pandemics, Protests, and Feminist Politics of Resistance," just appeared in the February 2021 issue. It speaks to the current moment and their hope and vision for Affilia to be a forum for social workers to engage in critical dialogue as they collectively "attempt to emerge and recover from the pandemic, regroup from continual assaults on basic human rights, and address ongoing structural racism and its intersections with renewed energy and urgency." 
Rauktis appointed as Children’s Book Editor 
Research Associate Professor Mary Beth Rauktis has been appointed as the Children’s Book Editor for the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships published by Taylor and Francis. The journal targets both researchers and practitioners. The book editor generally reviews books that have an intergenerational flavor to them. Read more.
Faculty member seek National NASW Board position
Instructor James Andrews is running for Region IV Representative for OH/PA on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Read his personal statement about why he is seeking this position on the Pitt Social Work website.
Black History Month Events at the Homewood CEC
From legal services, to math tutoring, to dinner and conversation, read all about the Black History Month Events at the Homewood Community Engagement Center (CEC) here.
ICYMI: Alumni Speaker Series: Dan'Talisha Deans
January 26, 2021 was the Pitt Social Work Alumni Speaker Series with Dan'Talisha Deans: "The Crooked Path: Allowing Life's Curveballs To Work For You." Watch here.
Upcoming Events
  • February 4, 2021: Continuing Education: Ethics of Self Care. 9am-12pm. Register here.

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