News

March 28, 2016
Dean Davis interviewed about his new book in the New Pittsburgh Courier Dean Davis was interviewed about his new book—Why Are They Angry With Us? —in the New Pittsburgh Courier: Read more
March 28, 2016
Student receives Nationality Room Scholarship MSW/MPH student Julie Platt has received the Israel Heritage Room Committee Scholarship, and will travel to Israel this summer. Read more
March 23, 2016
Pitt Day in Harrisburg Social work students attended Pitt Day in Harrisburg alongside other Pitt faculty, staff and alumni to share their stories with the PA legislature. The students were there to reinforce the belief that With Pitt PA Wins! Read more
March 22, 2016
Dean Davis to be honored by CSWE Dean Larry Davis will receive the 2016 CSWE Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award. Dean Davis will be honored at the Awards Luncheon during the CSWE 2016 Annual Program Meeting on Sunday, November 6, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. Read more
March 15, 2016
Pitt Chronicle Q&A with Dean Larry Davis The Pitt Chronicle’s Q & A with Dean Larry Davis touches on his new book and race in America Read more
March 03, 2016
SSW professor explores effects of sexism and school policies Associate Professor Sara Goodkind’s lecture “Are My Pants Lowering Your Test Scores?: Blaming Girls for Challenges Facing Boys” explored issues such as the misplaced blame on women for men’s behavior, internalized devaluation of women and the sexualization of young women, especially students. Read more
March 02, 2016
Pitt School of Social Work ranked 10th in the nation A new ranking by DegreeQuery ranks the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 10th in the United States. Read more
March 02, 2016
Dean Larry Davis discusses race on NPR Race remains one of the most difficult topics to address in our society. From the Black Lives Matter movement to current presidential election discussions on race inevitably come up. Where should a conversation on race begin? Read more
February 29, 2016
Watch the speech Dean Larry Davis gave at the University of Michigan Dean Larry Davis spoke at the University of Michigan on Friday Feb. 19 about his book Why are They Angry with Us? (Please note that the talk does not start until the 8:00 minute mark.) Read more
February 29, 2016
Doctoral student conducts study on Black women’s eating habits PhD student Rachel Woodson Goode's Appetite Awareness Training pilot program, which is an eight-week program, funded through Magee Women’s Research, focuses on obesity and eating disorders among African American women. Read more
February 26, 2016
BASW students joins protests for raise in wages BASW student Lauren Klingman joined other Pitt students, faculty, and staff in a protest for higher wages Read more
February 24, 2016
Alum and Harlem Globetrotter keeps giving back MSW alumnus and Harlem Globetrotter Chris “Handles” Franklin meets with kids before his games to address bullying and self-esteem. Read more
February 24, 2016
BASW Club selling School of Social Work sweatshirts The BASW Club and Student Executive Council are teaming together to order School of Social Work sweatshirts! The sweatshirts are quarter zip style and navy blue. Read more
February 19, 2016
Tracy Soska sees value in Pitt's community engagement efforts COSA Chair and Continuing Education Director Tracy Soska has led the University Senate’s effort to support the creation of a better infrastructure to recognize and support faculty community engagement work across the University. Read more
February 17, 2016
The Social Work Podcast Interviews Dr. Shaun Eack David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry Shaun Eack was interviewed on The Social Work Podcast about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy- a relatively new approach to addressing some of the most persistent and intractable problems faced by people with schizophrenia. Read more