News

July 17, 2016
Dean recognized for social work leadership Dean Larry Davis was presented with the National Distinguished Social Work Leadership Award at the Touro College Graduate School of Social Work’s 2016 Academic Recognition Program. Read more
July 14, 2016
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CRSP Summer Institute a success The Center on Race and Social Problems’ Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University Summer Institute, organized by Assistant Professor James Huguley, hosted experts from around the country. Read more
July 11, 2016
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Homewood Children's Village part of University's new initiative The University is interested in making an even greater impact in the community by collaboratively creating Centers for Urban Engagement which will coordinate with programs like the Homewood Children's Village. Read more
July 11, 2016
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BASW Program Director named PACE Board Chair BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell has been appointed Chair of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Board of Commissioners. “Keith’s guidance and leadership has been a critical asset to the PACE organization and Pittsburgh community,” said Lucille E. Dabney, PACE Executive Director. Read more
July 11, 2016
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BASW students learn about research BASW students Rhonda Strozier, Sarah Freedman, Lily Starr, Angelica Walker, and Claire Dempsey have each been selected to participate in the Summer Research Fellowship. Read more
July 10, 2016
"Jack-of-all-Trades" alumnus passes away BASW and MSW graduate Andy Toth was a dedicated social work and an active and loyal Pitt alumnus. Read more
July 08, 2016
CRSP Summer Institute to address race in higher education “Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University” will convene a panel of national experts on July 12th. Keynote speaker Kedra Ishop is the former director of admissions at The University of Texas at Austin, the school at the heart of the recently decided Supreme Court case. Read more
July 08, 2016
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PACS program is making a difference in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood PACS, in partnership with the Homewood Children's Village, works diligently to enrich the lives of children, youth, and families at Faison Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, and Westinghouse Academy. Read more
July 07, 2016
Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Continuing Education Schedule and Social Work Connections Released The Fall 2016/Winter 2017 CE program schedule and Fall 2016/Winter 2017 Social Work Connections are now available online. Register today! Read more
July 06, 2016
"We all have to be participants in the fight against injustice" Assistant Professor James Huguley weighs in on the federal lawsuit filed by a Western Pennsylvania man who says he was punished for defending a coworker from racial epithets and comments. Read more
July 06, 2016
BASW alum fights to end gun violence BASW alumna Shannon William, campaign coordinator of CeaseFire PA, organized a rally that featured Congressman Mike Doyle, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, and other community leaders. Read more
June 23, 2016
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Capitol Hill Briefing to Focus on the Child Welfare Workforce Helen Cahalane, Principal Investigator for the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Child Welfare Education and Research Programs, will testify Tuesday, June 28th at the “Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters” briefing on Capitol Hill. Read more
June 21, 2016
MSW alumna graduating from leadership program BASW and MSW alumna Phyllis J. Dew is part of the 2016 class of the Martin Luther King Leadership Development Institute of Greater Harrisburg. The mission of the institute is "to prepare and empower individuals committed to exercising creative leadership to improve conditions." Read more
June 21, 2016
MSW alum a part of neighborhood revival MSW alumnus Curt Conrad is one of a new generation of homeowners transforming Pittsburgh's Hilltop neighborhoods. Read more
June 15, 2016
Third annual Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) meeting to be held in Boston The Black Administrators, Researchers, and Scholars (BARS) group, founded by Dean Larry Davis, will meet at Boston College School of Social Work this week. Read more