News

April 06, 2018
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MSW alumna to be ordained MSW/Master of Divinity alumna Carolyn Moss will be ordained as the new minister at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church. Read more
April 05, 2018
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Professor awarded grant Assistant Professor Leah Jacobs’ project “Building a Classroom without Walls: Teaching Neighborhood Assessment with Google Earth,” has been awarded a 2018 Innovation in Education Award from Provost Patricia E. Beeson and the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence. Read more
April 05, 2018
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Professor interviewed on podcast Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Jerry Cochran was interviewed on the Journal of Addiction Medicine podcast about improving opioid addiction treatment for pregnant women. Read more
April 05, 2018
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Students hear first-hand accounts of the turbulent days after MLK’s murder Students from the Westinghouse College in High School social work class interviewed Pittsburgh civil rights icons in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more
April 04, 2018
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Professor speaks about MLK University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown MSW program coordinator Laura Perry-Thompson reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Read more
April 04, 2018
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Students honor MLK Students from the Westinghouse College in High School social work class interviewed Pittsburgh civil rights icons in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more
April 03, 2018
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Students report on community work in Homewood Elizabeth Steiner, a sophomore social work and sociology major, worked with Homewood’s Community Development Collaborative, the CEC administration and Building United — an organization focused on increasing home ownership within Homewood. Read more
March 31, 2018
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Adjunct profiled in the Pitt News Adjunct professor Richard Garland was profiled regarding his work in Pittsburgh's communities. Read more
March 30, 2018
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Faculty member elected to board Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield was invited to join the board of directors for Persad Center. PERSAD CENTER is a human service organization whose mission is to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) communities. Read more
March 29, 2018
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Browne Fellow profiled in the Pitt News. Though Browne Fellow Daly Trimble already wades through the demands that come with being a pre-medicine student, she still chooses to place her energy into the causes of others. Read more
March 27, 2018
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Tracy Soska wins national award COSA Program Director Tracy Soska has been awarded the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Service and Leadership in Social Work Education Award. Read more
March 27, 2018
Doctoral student awarded two grants Doctoral student Valerie Hruschak has been awarded grants from the Staunton Farm Foundation and the Cigna Foundation for her research about chronic pain and opioid misuse. Read more
March 27, 2018
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Darren Whitfield wins Scholar Award Dr. Darren Whitfield was awarded the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Scholars Award. The HPTN Scholars receive mentorship from senior NIH-funded prevention trials investigators with ongoing prevention studies to further develop the skills and expertise of the mentees. Read more
March 05, 2018
Pilot Awards to Bridge Evidence Based Interventions into Community Settings CiTECH will support the development and testing of evidence-based, effective, scalable interventions and research procedures that will improve behavioral health in a variety of community settings. Read more
February 28, 2018
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Pitt Day of Giving Celebrate 100 years of the School of Social Work with a donation to the Centennial Fund to support our students for the next 100 years! Read more