News

July 29, 2015
Alumna brings technology to those in jail Deputy Warden Latoya Warren, a joint degree alum from the SSW and GSPIA, leads efforts at the Allegheny County Jail to offer tablets with more than 2,000 hours of programming, including vocational/educational courses and lessons on health and wellness, personal finance and parenting. Read more
July 27, 2015
MSW alumnus uses art to heal MSW alumnus and art therapy director Brant Meehan helps volunteers to make unique art cards at Cancer Caring Center in Bloomfield. Read more
July 27, 2015
COSA alumna helps attract entrepreneurs to Allentown neighborhood COSA alumna Siena Kane, Allentown Business District Manager at the Hilltop Alliance, helps host the “Open in Allentown" event. Read more
July 24, 2015
Cultural pride can help children succeed Assistant Professor James Huguley talks about why it’s important to teach kids to celebrate their African American heritage. Read more
July 21, 2015
Center on Race and Social Problems 2015 Fall Speaker Series Announced Speakers include Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Read more
July 21, 2015
Now accepting nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards It is time to nominate our colleagues who have distinguished themselves in the field of social work. Read more
July 21, 2015
Looking at poverty from the inside out Visiting Research Associate Stephanie Boddie, writing in JET magazine, challenges readers "to sound the alarm and create more comprehensive policies focused on family-centered, community-based asset building strategies." Read more
July 10, 2015
Ageless Wisdom crowdfunding campaign surpasses goal The Ageless Wisdom crowdfunding campaign, which ended July 1st, surpassed its $7,500 goal by raising over $8,100. Read more
July 10, 2015
Dr. James Huguley joins SSW faculty Dr. James Huguley, who came to the School as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2013, will be an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems and School of Social Work. Read more
July 10, 2015
Fall 2015 Continuing Education Schedule and Fall 2015 Social Work connections released! The Fall 2015 CE program schedules features a few rescheduled programs and a number of new workshops, including an institute for Clinical Skill Development– a Workshop Series for New Master Level Clinicians. Read more
July 10, 2015
Professor John Wallace profiled in RK Mellon Annual Report Professor John Wallace was profiled in the 2014 Richard King Mellon Foundation Annual Report for his work with the Homewood Children’s Village (page 4). Read more
July 10, 2015
BASW students published in national magazine BASW graduates Kristen Hochreiter, Emily Rabatin and Sheila Reeves, along with rising BASW senior Darren Lesher, had their paper--"The Silent Struggle of Alzheimer’s" published in the Summer 2015 issue of The New Social Worker Magazine. Read more
July 07, 2015
Research Associate develops food desert solutions in Homewood Visiting Research Associate Stephanie Boddie helps fight food insecurity in Homewood. Read more
July 06, 2015
Dean Davis talks about race in America In the New Pittsburgh Courier, Dean Davis talks jobs, racism and upcoming book. Read more
June 30, 2015
Browne Fellows travel to Harrisburg The 2015 Browne Leadership Fellows Marissa Ferrighetto, Alyssa Giegerich, and Marcus Robinson traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital, to advocate for fair school funding. Read more