News

October 13, 2015
Building on the Legacy of Julian Bond The School of Social Work and the Center on Race and Social Problems will host a panel discussion October 20th on how to carry on the work of the late civil-rights activist. Read more
October 09, 2015
SSW faculty/staff letter published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read the letter “These social work students are working to prevent gun violence” by Valire Carr Copeland School of Social Work Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Melissa Hardoby Cannon Fellowship Program Coordinator in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
October 07, 2015
Event for Geovette Washington makes the SEEN column Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographers attended the September 29th event welcoming Geovette Washington, new senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer at University of Pittsburgh hosted at the home of Dean Larry Davis. Read more
October 07, 2015
SSW Faculty and Staff Help in Hazelwood SSW Faculty and Staff spent the Pitt Make a Difference Day gardening in Hazelwood. Volunteers included Research Associate Anita Zuberi, COSA Chair Tracy Soska, MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill, BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell, and others. Read more
October 01, 2015
Great potential in community engagement by Pitt faculty In this week’s University Times, COSA chair Tracy Soska, and others, participated in the September 25th Academically Based Community Engagement Idea Exchange—an idea exchange that drew nearly 70 faculty members. Read more
October 01, 2015
Faculty study hookah use among high school students In the latest the University Times issue, faculty members John Wallace and Danny Rosen were mentioned for their work on an analysis led by the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health (CRMTH) examining hookah use among adolescents. Read more
October 01, 2015
Coverage of Police Chief McLay's lecture The University Times covered the September 17th Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series featuring Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Read more
October 01, 2015
Professor John Wallace to give lecture at social work conference University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Professor John Wallace has been selected as the 2015 Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecturer at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in Denver, Colorado. Read more
September 30, 2015
Field Education Coordinator helps mediate health provider and patient disputes Deborah Robinson, Field Education Coordinator and Director of the Home and School Visitor Program, has been working with the UPMC Intermediation Program since 2005. The Program is an option for patients to resolve concerns or issues at UPMC. She is featured in their latest brochure (page 8). Read more
September 29, 2015
The success of minority-hiring initiatives Dean Larry Davis discusses the impact the “Rooney Rule” can have in combating racial bias. Read more
September 25, 2015
Social worker by day, actor by night BASW and MSW alumnus Dennis ''Chip'' Kerr balances his career as a social worker and his passion for the theater. Read more
September 25, 2015
Alumna continues her mother's work MSW alumna Kathi Elliott will lead Gwen's Girls founded by her late mother, former Pittsburgh Police Cmdr. Gwendolyn Elliott. The organization provides basic material needs and counseling to teen mothers. Read more
September 25, 2015
SSW to celebrate the work of Julian Bond The October 20th event will feature video of Julian Bond’s Race in America keynote address, “The Road to Freedom: From Alabama to Obama,” to be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Read more
September 25, 2015
Professor believes green power can be a community benefit Professor John Wallace is teaming with other Pitt faculty members to promote direct current (DC) as a more efficient, green power source that can also provide Homewood with some much-needed economic stimulus. Read more
September 23, 2015
PPG Health Panel video featuring Larry Davis and Valire Copeland The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has released video of Monday’s panel entitled: “Vital Signs: The State of Health Care Today” featuring Dean Larry Davis. Read more