News

September 08, 2015
SSW students and alumnae play a big role in local educational reform School of Social Work student interns at the Homewood Children's Village and School of Social Work alumnae Detria Dixon, Kellie Irwin, Dawn Gordon, and Annette Giovanazzi are finding ways to address the many needs of children that are barriers to their learning. Read more
September 08, 2015
Dr. Christina Newhill responds to NYT columnist Frank Bruni Doctoral Program Director Christina Newhill shares her thoughts on the work-life balance that many Americans are struggling to find. Read more
September 03, 2015
School of Social Work's New People and New Things in the Back to School Issue of the University Times Read about the School of Socials Work's New People and New Things in the Back to School issue of the University Times. Read more
September 03, 2015
BASW alumnus to head behavioral telehealth program BASW alumnus Julian Cohen has been appointed general manager and president of Teladoc Behavioral Health. He will oversee expansion of a behavioral telehealth program, offering the services of social workers and therapists for professional consultations on a broad range of issues. Read more
September 01, 2015
Student and Alumnus chosen for Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 MSW alum Aerion Abney and BASW alum, and now MSW student, Riley Herman are 2015 40 Under 40 Honorees because of their commitment to shaping the region and making it a better place for everyone to live, work and play. Read more
September 01, 2015
Measuring Childhood Poverty In TIME Magazine, Visiting Research Associate Stephanie Boddie makes the case for changing the way childhood poverty in America is measured. Read more
August 27, 2015
Professor's work in the Peace Corps is still making an impact Associate Professor Sara Goodkind helped create Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), during her time in Romania. The program, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is the Peace Corps most widespread gender empowerment initiative. Read more
August 25, 2015
MSW alumna shares advice in new column MSW alumna Natalie Bencivenga, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Seen and society editor, also helps readers deal with everyday problems in her "Ask Natalie" column. Read more
August 25, 2015
CRSP launches Facebook page Be sure to like and follow the new Center on Race and Social Problems Facebook page. Read more
August 25, 2015
Alumna was an advocate for homeless veterans MSW Alumna Vincena “Vinnie” Malec not only changed lives, but saved them. Read more
August 17, 2015
School of Social Work 2015 Fall Speaker Series Announced Speakers include Tracy Soska and James Herbert Williams. Read more
August 17, 2015
Social Work as a second career MSW alumnus Anthony Kennedy's military service allows him to help vets in an unique way. Read more
August 12, 2015
Alumna serves up Latino food and culture MSW and COSA alumna Tara Sherry-Torres works to connect people through food and cultural events. Read more
August 06, 2015
Retreat gives older foster teens a chance to share experiences Helen Cahalane, principal investigator of Pitt's Child Welfare Education and Research Programs and faculty member in the School of Social Work, leads the 2015 Older Youth Retreat at the Pitt-Johnstown campus. Read more
August 03, 2015
Research to Assess Nondrug Psychosocial Approach for Adults with Autism Dr. Shaun Eack has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to determine whether nondrug psychosocial treatments can improve the quality of life for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Read more