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November 04, 2013
Post-Gazette Op-Ed Cites CRSP study on minorities in the region In a November 1 Op-Ed in the Post-Gazette, Councilman Ricky Burgess implores us to "Prioritize the Poor in Pittsburgh," citing a CRSP study on the status of minorities in the region. Read more
November 04, 2013
Upcoming CRSP speaker focuses on the Impact of Race and Culture on Asian American Teens Yoonsun Choi, associate professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will deliver a free public lecture at noon on Nov. 8 titled “Race and Culture in the Family: Their Impact on Youth Outcomes of Asian American Adolescents.” Read more
November 01, 2013
SSW faculty member Daniel Rosen's Wellbridge Health one of nine startup companies based on Pitt's Innovations in FY 2013 Wellbridge Health, a tablet-based program developed by social work faculty member Daniel Rosen that enables patients to communicate with their health care providers, was one of nine startup companies based on Pitt innovations in fiscal year 2013. Read more
October 31, 2013
SSW Volunteers help to evaluate DPW's methods Volunteers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work conducted test calls to help evaluate the Department of Public Welfare's efficiency and customer service. Read more
October 31, 2013
Society for Social Work and Research honors Professor Shaun Eack for his contributions to the field Congratulations to Dr. Shaun Eack, who has been awarded the 2014 Society for Social Work and Research Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Social Work and Research! Read more
October 30, 2013
The SSW mourns the loss of Dr. Barbara Shore The School of Social Work was deeply saddened to learn that Dr. Barbara Shore passed away on October 23, 2013 at the age of 92. Dr. Shore was a celebrated professor and her incredible dedication to the School and her legacy continues to positively impact the School’s doctoral students. Read more
October 28, 2013
Pitt students helped to beautify the city this weekend, as part of Pitt's Make a Difference Day. 3,225 Pitt students participated in Pitt Make A Difference Day, a program that gives students an opportunity to provide direct, hands-on service to their community. Read more
October 28, 2013
MSW Graduate Helps the Uninsured Sign Up for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace MSW graduate Gabby Jones Casey is working with Get Covered America to help people struggling with the problematic online access to the federal health insurance marketplace. Read more
October 24, 2013
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will Assist County with program funded by 1.8 million in federal grants! Allegheny County will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to recruit and support foster parents, and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will assist the county with the programs funded by the grant. Read more
October 16, 2013
Katie Greeno, SSW's Associate Dean of Research, reports that patients from the former Mayview State Hospital are transitioning well into their new lives. Katie Greeno, SSW's Associate Dean of Research, reports that patients from the former Mayview State Hospital are transitioning well into their new lives. Read more
October 15, 2013
From Almshouses to Excellence: A History of Child Welfare in Allegheny County To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Allegheny County government providing public child welfare services, a publication was commissioned by the Department of Human Services to chronicle the history of child welfare in the county. Read more
October 15, 2013
SSW Professor Emeritus Morton Coleman honored at Community Heroes Awards Dinner Morton Coleman, faculty member emeritus in the School of Social Work and director emeritus of the University’s Institute of Politics, will be honored on October 15 at an awards dinner hosted by Community Living and Support Services' Community Heroes Awards Dinner. Read more
October 11, 2013
CRSP study shows Allegheny County programs reduce recidivism rate for inmates A CRSP study shows that inmates who participate Allegheny County Jail Collaborative program are less likely to return to prison. Read more
October 11, 2013
SSW Interns Participated in Homewood's National Walk to School Day Parade SSW interns participated in National Walk to School Day Parade to encourage more students to walk or bike to school. Read more
October 10, 2013
MSW Alum Francine G. McNairy named one of The University of Pittsburgh's Legacy Laureates Francine G. McNairy, who recently retired from a self-described “awesome journey” in academia that spanned nearly 40 years, has been named one of The University of Pittsburgh's Legacy Laureates. Read more