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Policy Center Student to Present at SSSP Annual Meeting

The Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy is proud to announce that one of our students, Erin Pischke, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).

Her paper is entitled, "The Environmental Marcellus Shale Advocacy Network in Pennsylvania: Resource Mobilization and Challenges to Addressing Fracking's Impacts on Local Communities."  Erin is a Peace Corps Fellow who is working on energy related policy.

Policy Center Student Participates in (anti)Foundations Conference

Sarah V. Stevens presented her paper, "The Arts-A Vital Component of a Flourishing Society: The Importance of Reclaiming the Arts in a Scientific Culture," at the Duquesne University (anti)Foundations Conference on March 15, 2013.


Policy Center Student Publishes Conflict Resolution Article

Carol Schoenecker published her article, "Restorative Justice in Schools," in ACResolution, a quarterly magazine on conflict resolution.  Carol is a second-year student finishing her research on school-based conflict-resolution programs. 


YWCA recognizes Dr. Moni McIntyre

The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has named the Policy Center's Dr. Moni McIntyre a recipient of its 2012 Racial Justice Award in the category of faith for her work as pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood.


Boom & Bust Symposium explores impact of extraction on communities

The Policy Center's Dr. Kent Moors has been the principal organizer, with the Penn State Center of the Boom & Bust Symposium, which is timely and important not only for western PA, but for communities around the country and the world.  This two-day conference will explore practical and research based cyclical impacts of extraction industries on local economic, social and health issues. We will bring together experts, policy makers, and the public to discuss the impact of rapid growth and decline in energy extraction on local communities, economies, and health.