News

April 03, 2014
SSW Alumnus, John Ayers Receives Citation as First African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. SSW Alumnus John Ayers was recently honored by the PA State House of Representatives as the first African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Read more
April 03, 2014
Dean Davis Addresses The Impact of Our Focus on Victim Resiliency in "Social Work Research" Have we gone too far with resiliency? SSW Dean Larry Davis discusses how focusing on a victim's resiliency might be keeping us from solving larger problems in the March 2014 issue of Social Work Research. Read more
April 01, 2014
SSW mourns the loss of Professor Jim Cunningham The School of Social Work was deeply saddened to learn that former SSW Professor Jim Cunningham passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 91. Professor Cunningham was a a trailblazer in community organization — helping stakeholders take active roles in improving their neighborhoods. Read more
April 01, 2014
Interactive Poverty Simulation Hosted by Economics and Social Work Class and Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Whether you know it or not, you interact with people in living in poverty every day. Please join us on April 16 at 6 p.m. for an interactive poverty simulation in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, where we will be led on a realistic journey to experience poverty first-hand. Read more
March 26, 2014
SSW Interns Help Homewood Children's Village "Re-Weave the Fabric of the Community." Interns from the School of Social Work are helping the Homewood Children's Village provide the children of Homewood with the education and services they need to succeed. Read more
March 25, 2014
SSW Professor Sara Goodkind One of Pitt's Peace Corps Members and Alumni SSW professor Sara Goodkind, who taught English in Romania between 1994 and 1996, is one the many members of the Pitt community who have chosen to serve in the Peace Corps. Read more
March 20, 2014
Beth Mulvaney Named Person of the Year - Research and Academics Congratulations to SSW's Beth Mulvaney has been named Person of the Year, Research and Academics by the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. Read more
March 19, 2014
SSW Student Joins Volunteers in Pittsburgh to Promote the Affordable Care Act SSW student Dana Siperko was among the volunteers who gathered downtown Tuesday to promote the Affordable Care Act. Read more
March 19, 2014
Helen Cahalane named Social Worker of the Year Principal Investigator for the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs Helen Cahalane has been named Social Worker of the Year by the Southwest Division of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers! Read more
March 18, 2014
PhD alumnus shares mental health advice through his blog Doctoral program graduate, and associate professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, Dr. Michael A Lindsey's “Nerve-us Breakdown’’ blog provides information on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness and getting people connected to appropriate resources. Read more
March 17, 2014
World Social Work Week The School of Social Work has a week of activities aimed at raising awareness about global social work initiatives. Read more
March 17, 2014
COSA Chairs offers advice to new Chancellor In a new Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial, COSA Chair Tracy Soska and alumna Adrienne Walnoha write that Pitt’s new chancellor should keep the university an integral part of Pittsburgh. Read more
March 12, 2014
Tracy Soska offers sound advice for UPB's community-building efforts “You’re building a support base among people who are committed and engaged already. Part of the challenge is to find who those people are and build your relationships with them so you can grow your network across campus...” Read more
March 07, 2014
Alumna publishes new book Alumna and associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Antoinette Y. Farmer's new book Research with Diverse Groups: Research Designs and Multvariate Latent Modeling for Equivalence has been published by Oxford Press. Read more
March 04, 2014
Harlem Globetrotter and MSW alum shares anti-bullying message Harlem Globetrotter and MSW alum Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin brings anti-bullying message to State College school Read more