News

April 05, 2013
Center on Race and Social Problems report cited in discussion at the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention The agenda cited a 2010 report by the School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems, which concluded: “Some problems are worse today than they were during the turbulent times of the 1960s.” Read more
April 04, 2013
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TEACH-IN on Poverty, Inequality and Hunger Join the University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work for a TEACH-IN on Poverty, Inequality and Hunger April 8 – 18, 2013 2017 Cathedral of Learning Read more
April 03, 2013
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC will talk about health disparities Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC, will deliver a free Center on Race and Social Problems public lecture at noon April 3 titled “Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity.” Read more
March 29, 2013
Doctoral Program Director Valire Copeland talks to NPR about race and health disparities Doctoral Program Director Valire Copeland discusses the importance of racial sensitivity in the efforts to bring down African American infant mortality rates in Allegheny County Read more
March 26, 2013
Much deserved recognition for Executive-Assistant Rosie Rinella The Pitt Chronicle profiles Rosie Rinella and her invaluable contributions to the School of Social Work Read more
March 26, 2013
School of Social Work alumnus James P. McDonald puts youth aging out of foster care in the spotlight A report on the challenges of youth aging out of foster care—"Pathways: When Johnny Ages Out” based on the October 2012 Powering Potential Thought Leadership Summit hosted by School of Social Work alumnus and BNY Mellon's head of global philanthropy James P. McDonald has been released by BNY Mellon. Read more
March 26, 2013
Renowned Sociologist Explores “Iconic Ghetto” in Talk at the Center on Race and Social Problems Elijah Anderson professor and director of the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University, will deliver a free public lecture “The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans” at the Center on Race and Social Problems Read more
March 25, 2013
Doctoral student Andrea Joseph selected for a 2013-2014 Fulbright US Postgraduate Award Doctoral student Andrea Joseph has been selected for a 2013-2014 Fulbright US Postgraduate Award. She will be working on a Social Justice & Education project in the UK. Read more
March 25, 2013
Doctoral student Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick has been selected for a Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship She will be researching Stress as a Predictor of Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders with the help of faculty mentors Shaun M. Eack (primary), Nancy J. Minshew, and Redford B. Williams Read more
March 23, 2013
MSW student Anna Klahr talks about the challenges for LGBT teens Klahr is doing her field placement at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN ) where she is learning how to combat LGBT bias as well as how to "create safe, respectful and healthful learning environments" within schools. Read more
March 20, 2013
The University Times highlight Dr. Shaun Eack's new schizophrenia grant Social work faculty member Shaun M. Eack has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET). Read more
March 20, 2013
Assistant Professor Dr. Shaun Eack awarded $3.1M for schizophrenia study Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Read more
March 18, 2013
Professor Lynn Coghill receives a 2013 Women of Achievement Award Professor Lynn Coghill was honored at the 8th Annual Celebrate & Share ~ Women of Achievement Awards Dinner for her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community. Read more
March 05, 2013
Social Work Student and Pitt Basketball Player Dante Taylor's Inspiring Story Taylor will become the first college graduate in his family when he gets his Pitt degree in April in Social Sciences with a minor in Social Work. He talked about how differently things could have been for him without the support of his family and coaches. Read more
February 21, 2013
MSW student Kandace Powell has a peer-reviewed article published MSW student Kandace Powell has had a peer-reviewed article, "The Relationship Between Parent and Student Religious Coping and College Alcohol Use", published. Powell was a Center on Race and Social Problems Fellow last year at the Homewood Children's Village. Read more