News

January 07, 2014
Pioneering Women Helped Establish Child Welfare System in Pittsburgh Alice Ballard Montgomery, Florence Lattimore and other bold women helped establish the child welfare system in Pittsburgh. SSW Professor Emeritus Edward Sites and Mt. Lebanon writer Christine H. O'Toole tell us their stories in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
January 02, 2014
Seventeen graduate from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford MSW Program Read more
December 30, 2013
Associate Professor Jeff Shook interviewed about sentencing for juvenile offenders Associate Professor Jeff Shook discusses the confusion caused by various rulings in the cases of juvenile offenders. Read more
December 18, 2013
Comparative Healthcare Class Offers Opportunity to Spend Spring Break in Costa Rica! This Spring, Pitt's Comparative Healthcare Class will offer students the opportunity to spend Spring Break in Costa Rica! Read more
December 17, 2013
Book addressing Contemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practices includes work of School of Social Work Faculty A new book, edited by School of Social Work Professor Helen Calahane and featuring the work University of Pittsburgh faculty members, tackles the tough new issues that child welfare workers face in today’s environment. Read more
December 11, 2013
MSW Alumnus instrumental in helping Bloomfield Development Corp. assert the neighborhood's presence As a part-time interim director for the Bloomfield Development Corp, MSW alumnus David Feehan helped put Bloomfield on the map of great neighborhoods in Pittsburgh's East End. Read more
December 11, 2013
Pitt School of Social Work Dean named American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Fellow Larry E. Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh and Director and founder of the Center on Race and Social Problems was named a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Read more
December 11, 2013
Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program Accepting Fellowship Applications Graduate students from any discipline interested in receiving a fellowship to address the health and social service needs of underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the Greater Pittsburgh Area are invited to apply to the Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Program. Read more
December 09, 2013
SSW’s Shaun Eack Advances Effective Nondrug Treatment for Schizophrenia SSW Professor Sean Eack is using therapy that takes advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity to develop a non-drug treatment for schizophrenia. Read more
December 05, 2013
CRSP Speaker says that racial inequalities can be a product of the neighborhoods in which we live Racial inequalities can be more fully understood as a product of the neighborhoods people live in according to a NYU sociology professor Patrick. T. Sharkey's December 3 lecture at the Center on Race and Social Problems. Read more
December 05, 2013
Congratulations to Long-term Pitt staff members Long-term Pitt staff members are being honored by the University at a 3 p.m. awards ceremony and reception today. Read more
December 05, 2013
SSW alumna honored by the City of Pittsburgh for work helping children and young adults transition from foster care. Pittsburgh City Council declared Nov. 19 JoAnn Heffron-Hannah day in the city to honor her for her work work helping children and young adults transition from foster care. Read more
December 04, 2013
2013 Hartford Geriatric Fellows present their work The Geriatric Fellows in the Hartford Partnership Program for the Aging present their work on "Reaching LGBT Populations in Long-Term Care Facilities" Read more
December 03, 2013
CRSP Speaker interviewed on local NPR station Dr. Patrick T Sharkey, Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University talks about his new book, Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality. Read more
December 02, 2013
MSW alum takes an unusual career path MSW alumnus Jeff Fromknecht also pursued a law degree and now provides legal advice, back office support, grant-writing research and review services, and foundation support for those in need. Read more