News

April 03, 2015
CRSP lecture focuses on issue of declining college access for students of color Gary Orfield, distinguished research professor of education, law, political science and urban planning, as well as co-director of The Civil Rights Project at the University of California-Los Angeles spoke March 17th. Read more
April 03, 2015
Doctoral student receives an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Doctoral student Andrea A. Joseph has been selected to receive an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Her service project will be at the Student Achievement Center in Homewood to provide mentoring for suspended students. Read more
April 02, 2015
Faculty member's work recognized at research event Lecturer Elizabeth Mulvaney had two posters, which she was a part of through the Geriatric Education Center, receive honorable mention at the 9th Annual Research Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 sponsored by the UPMC Aging Institute. Read more
April 02, 2015
Pitt faculty encouraged to experiment with new teaching styles Assistant Professor Mary Beth Rauktis feels that the “flipped classroom” teaching style benefits students Read more
March 31, 2015
MSW alumna honored for lifetime of social work MSW alumna Shipra Somani received the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Somani says of her career in social work: "What I would tell young social workers is that it's a privilege and to have empathy for the patients." Read more
March 24, 2015
School of Social Work and the School of Public Health announce the Juanita C. Evans Fellowship Program Students in the Joint Degree program, MSW/MPH, with a COSA concentration in social work are eligible to apply. The Evans Fellows are awarded a $10,000 stipend during their Concentration Field Placement year. Read more
March 24, 2015
CWEB alumna writes about her experiences abroad Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates (CWEB) alumna Aneesah Young writes about her experience as a social worker in Newcastle, United Kingdom. Read more
March 24, 2015
MSW student to present at national conference MSW student Tyrone Scales will be presenting his poster: "Transitions and Physical Disabilities: A Rapid Review of Post High School Services"at the Network for Social Work Management 26th Annual Conference to be held on June 4 & 5, 2015 at Howard University in Washington D.C. Read more
March 19, 2015
MSW student awarded Nationality Room grant MSW student Kasey Ingram was awarded the Stanley Prostrednik Memorial Grant as part of the Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Scholarship Program for her internship in Brazil. Read more
March 19, 2015
Faculty members to conduct research on issues of gender and violence Faculty members Rachel Fusco and Sara Goodkind received funding through the Provost’s Office’s Integrative Social Science Research Initiative for their project titled Developing Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Gender and Violence Research. Read more
March 19, 2015
Dean Davis expresses his support of Starbucks #RaceTogether campaign Dean Larry Davis said he thought the coffee chain’s effort was a “good first step.” Read more
March 18, 2015
Alumna named program director of Bradford YWCA Victims’ Resource Center MSW alumna Heather Schultz has helped women at the YWCA Bradford with everything from educational needs to domestic violence and racial justice issues for the past fifteen years. Read more
March 17, 2015
MSW student wins Council on Social Work Education Fellowship MSW student Kiera Mallet is part of the 2014-2015 cohort of the Council on Social Work Education’s Minority Fellowship Program. Read more
March 16, 2015
BASW student presents her work at national conference BASW Junior Shanelle Thompson was selected to present her research poster at the annual Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) conference Kansas City, MO. Read more
March 16, 2015
Dean appears on local show to discuss CRSP report Dr. Larry Davis appeared on the Lynn Hayes Freeland Show to discuss the Center on Race and Social Problem's new report: Pittsburgh's Racial Demographics 2015: Differences and Disparities. Read more