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‘He gave so much to all of us’: Remembering Larry Davis, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work

‘He gave so much to all of us’: Remembering Larry Davis, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer April 16, 2021
Larry Davis, the dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, passed away on March 30 at 74. A renowned scholar on race in America, Davis joined Pitt as the school’s dean in 2001 and founded the Center on Race and Social Problems shortly after in 2002.
Amy Degurian is a lecturer in the School of Social Work.

Layers of loss: The way we grieve during a pandemic

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer March 31, 2021
The ways people typically grieve have changed during the pandemic, partly because of social distancing protocols. Pitt experts described these changing practices and how people could cope after the pandemic ends.
Dr. Larry Davis and Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg spoke at an event called “Will Race Always Matter?” on Tuesday.

‘Why are they angry with us?’: Larry Davis talks systemic racism

By Alice Tang, For The Pitt News September 28, 2020
Davis — the founding director of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, as well as dean emeritus of the School of Social Work — talked about his book and issues surrounding race at the “Will Race Always Matter?” lecture Tuesday evening. The event was hosted by the CRSP, Thornburgh Forum, the University Honors College, the Institute of Politics and the School of Social Work.
The Fiber Arts Crew is a tight-knit group of knitters and crocheters across Pitt’s regional campuses working to make 100 blankets for each of the anticipated attendees at The Older Youth Retreat in 2020, an event for foster youth from across Pennsylvania.

Stitches for a cause: making knit work with the Fiber Arts Crew

By MJ LaRocque, Staff Writer January 14, 2020
What started as one group of people in one small town eight miles outside of Harrisburg, the Fiber Arts Crew is now spread out across the University’s regional campuses.
Since 2001, Larry E. Davis has helped the university’s School of Social Work to be among the top 10 in the nation. (Courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh)

Social work dean steps down

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor October 26, 2017

Pitt’s dean of the School of Social Work Larry E. Davis will step down at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year. Davis is the third University dean this year to announce he will step down in the...

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