News

January 22, 2016
Doctoral students make an impact at SSWR Congratulations to all of the doctoral students who presented at this year's Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) conference. The entire second year cohort was in attendance: Jessica Wojtalik, Marcus Poindexter, Qiyi Zhang, Allison Little, Kai Wei, and Thomas Ylioja. Read more
January 21, 2016
Jeff Shook on WESA 90.5 today Today at noon on WESA 90.5 Associate Professor Jeff Shook will join other local experts to discuss hospital worker wages. Shook was appointed to the Wage Review Committee by Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess. Listen at 90.5 or online. Read more
January 20, 2016
MSW alum running for state office MSW alumnus Aerion Abney is running for the PA state legislature. The 19th District's core includes the Hill District, Downtown, and northern city neighborhoods west of I-279, but also reaches into Hazelwood and Glen Hazel, as well as Allentown and other “hilltop” areas south of the rivers. Read more
January 20, 2016
Survey reports on diversity in Pittsburgh region CRSP helped to commission the study, along with a regional consortium that includes Vibrant Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Today, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, and the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for Social and Urban Research. Read more
January 12, 2016
Pittsburgh Mayor to speak at CRSP Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will speak on the "State of the City" at the Center on Race & Social Problems Tuesday, January 26th at noon. Read more
January 10, 2016
Faculty and Doctoral students present at SSWR At the 2016 Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) annual conference, the SSW will have more faculty and doctoral students presenting than ever before. Read more
January 07, 2016
CRSP speaker says the law is still black & white, not multiracial Tanya Hernandez, professor of law at Fordham University, says that despite the fact that more people are identifying themselves as multiracial on the U.S. census, decisions in discrimination cases involving multiracial defendants still are primarily based on the presence of anti-black prejudice. Read more
January 07, 2016
Christmas Day 2015 at Pitt Dean Larry Davis and Kim Armstrong help out on Christmas Day at Pitt. Volunteers served over 2,400 meals and provided more than 600 gifts to children from families in need. Read more
January 06, 2016
Faculty named as Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research David E. Epperson Associate Professor Shaun Eack, Doctoral Program Director Christina Newhill, Associate Professor Mary Ohmer, and Associate Professor Jeffrey Shook have been named as members of the 2016 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). Read more
January 05, 2016
Dean Larry Davis releases new book on race Why Are They Angry With Us? Essays on Race, addresses the unresolved questions and conflicts about race in America from both the author's personal and a professional perspective. Read more
January 05, 2016
Alumnus Mike Eichler talks about gentrification In a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the complexities of gentrification, alumnus Mike Eichler discusses the issue, as well as his play on the subject. In November, Associate Professor Mary Ohmer and 13 of her students helped organize a staged reading of “Repulsing the Monkey.” Read more
January 04, 2016
CRSP Spring Speaker Series Schedule Released Lectures on topics including marriage, wealth, and criminal justice. Read more
January 04, 2016
Even after 40 years, alumna never stops giving back BASW and MSW alumna Eunice Nelson embodies the spirit of social work values. She is a true inspiration. Read more
December 22, 2015
MSW student helps the needy MSW student Keona McCaa's work at the Northside Common Ministries allows her to give back. Read more
December 17, 2015
Faculty mentors Community-Based Research Fellows Faculty members Sara Goodkind and Cynthia Bradley-King mentored undergraduate students doing community-based research. Read more