News

October 10, 2013
SSW student Carly Cottone helps bring fresh food options to low income Pittsburgh residents Carly Cottone, a Pitt senior majoring in social work and an intern at Just Harvest, is working to help provide fresh foods options for low income Pittsburgh residents. Read more
October 09, 2013
Dr. Shaun Eack's work profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dr. Eack's work to improve the social interactions of autistic people is showing impressive results. Read more
October 09, 2013
New Center on Race and Social Problems course offerings The Center on Race and Social Problems will offer two courses for the Spring 2014 term: Cuban Social Policy Issues and Race and Social Problems. Read more
October 07, 2013
The work of Dr Shaun Eack and Postdoctoral Fellow James P. Huguley featured in current issue of Pitt Magazine The new issue of Pitt Magazine features articles on Dr. Shaun Eack’s unconventional treatment for schizophrenia and CRSP Postdoctoral Fellow James P. Huguley's study on how racial pride nurtures academic success in African American youth. Read more
October 07, 2013
"In defense of Obamacare" by Dr. Christina Newhill appears on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Sunday Forum section The Affordable Care Act is not "socialized medicine", writes Dr. Christina Newhill, but rather brings the United States health care system on par with health care in other industrialized nations. Read more
October 07, 2013
SSW graduate Rev. John Rickloff uses his social work experience to reach through denominational lines to help those in need. SSW graduate Rev. John Rickloff is using his his social work experience in his new role as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeannette. Read more
September 30, 2013
Allegheny County CYF Event Celebrates University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Milestone An event held by Allegheny County CYF on September 25 celebrated several child welfare milestones - including the 75th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work offering a child welfare degree specialization. Read more
September 26, 2013
Professor John Wallace and doctoral student Samantha Teixeira published in the Journal of Community Practice Congratulations to Professor John Wallace and doctoral student Samantha Teixeira on their article, “Data-Driven Organizing: A Community-University Partnership to Address Vacant and Abandoned Property,” which just came out in the Journal of Community Practice, 21.4 Read more
September 17, 2013
Town Hall Forum to Offer Answers about Obamacare Confused about the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- better known as Obamacare? A group of experts will help untangle the complicated subject of online health insurance Marketplaces at the University of Pittsburgh on October 2. Read more
September 17, 2013
Study by CRSP Lecturer Margery Austin Turner Examines Housing Discrimination Against Minorities A study still under way at a Washington, D.C., research firm is testing whether landlords judge potential tenants based on race. Read more
September 17, 2013
Documentary by Browne Fellows Part of Effort to Improve Student-Resident Relations in South Oakland An effort by the University of Pittsburgh to improve relations between residents and students in South Oakland includes the screening of a documentary by Browne Fellows Samantha Levinson and Zeba Ahmed. Read more
September 11, 2013
Browne Leadership Fellows Program Applications now being accepted! The Browne Leadership Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary fellowship aimed leaders in economic and social justice. The application process is competitive and open to all full time freshman and sophomore students from all departments throughout the University of Pittsburgh. Read more
September 10, 2013
SSW Alumni Recognition Event Part of Pitt's Alumni Homecoming Celebration! Pitt's Homecoming game against the University of Virginia may be September 28, but don't miss out on the entire week of alumni homecoming festivities, including the School of Social Work's Alumni Recognition and Continuing Education Event on September 27! Read more
September 09, 2013
Apply Now for the Allegheny County Scholars in Local Government Program The Scholars in Local Government Program is a highly competitive career-development initiative designed to attract graduates to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Read more
September 09, 2013
Local Government Case Competition Opening for Registration! An Information Session will Be Held on September 16 An information session for those interested in participating in the Local Government Case Competition will be held on September 16, 2013 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Room 2017 at The Cathedral of Learning. Read more