News

March 02, 2016
Pitt School of Social Work ranked 10th in the nation A new ranking by DegreeQuery ranks the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 10th in the United States. Read more
March 02, 2016
Dean Larry Davis discusses race on NPR Race remains one of the most difficult topics to address in our society. From the Black Lives Matter movement to current presidential election discussions on race inevitably come up. Where should a conversation on race begin? Read more
February 29, 2016
Watch the speech Dean Larry Davis gave at the University of Michigan Dean Larry Davis spoke at the University of Michigan on Friday Feb. 19 about his book Why are They Angry with Us? (Please note that the talk does not start until the 8:00 minute mark.) Read more
February 29, 2016
Doctoral student conducts study on Black women’s eating habits PhD student Rachel Woodson Goode's Appetite Awareness Training pilot program, which is an eight-week program, funded through Magee Women’s Research, focuses on obesity and eating disorders among African American women. Read more
February 26, 2016
BASW students joins protests for raise in wages BASW student Lauren Klingman joined other Pitt students, faculty, and staff in a protest for higher wages Read more
February 24, 2016
Alum and Harlem Globetrotter keeps giving back MSW alumnus and Harlem Globetrotter Chris “Handles” Franklin meets with kids before his games to address bullying and self-esteem. Read more
February 24, 2016
BASW Club selling School of Social Work sweatshirts The BASW Club and Student Executive Council are teaming together to order School of Social Work sweatshirts! The sweatshirts are quarter zip style and navy blue. Read more
February 19, 2016
Tracy Soska sees value in Pitt's community engagement efforts COSA Chair and Continuing Education Director Tracy Soska has led the University Senate’s effort to support the creation of a better infrastructure to recognize and support faculty community engagement work across the University. Read more
February 17, 2016
The Social Work Podcast Interviews Dr. Shaun Eack David E. Epperson Associate Professor of Social Work and Psychiatry Shaun Eack was interviewed on The Social Work Podcast about Cognitive Enhancement Therapy- a relatively new approach to addressing some of the most persistent and intractable problems faced by people with schizophrenia. Read more
February 17, 2016
Pittsburgh City Paper interviews Dean Larry Davis The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed School of Social Work Dean Larry Davis about his new book Why Are They Angry With Us?: Essays on Race. Read more
February 12, 2016
Spring 2016 Continuing Education Schedule Released The new Spring 2016 Continuing Education Schedule has been released. Read more
February 09, 2016
MSW alumna made history MSW alumna Frances Eliza Wills got the opportunity to work with Langston Hughes while at Pitt, but even that experience might have been overshadowed when she and her colleague became the first African American women to be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Navy in 1944. Read more
February 09, 2016
Health Fellowships Information Session There are 2 fellowships available in the School of Social Work if you plan to focus on healthcare in social work. Both the Cannon Fellowships and the Evans Fellowships offer students a $10,000 stipend. Read more
February 09, 2016
Professor to lead discussion about school discipline Assistant Professor James Huguley will facilitate a school discipline discussion at the Center for Urban Education Read more
February 09, 2016
SSW Research Associate to discuss community development and health equity Research Associate Anita Zuberi will be a panelist at the Center for Health Equity Symposium addressing the challenges of inclusion equity in community development. The event is Friday February 26, 2016 from 12:30-2:30 at the Graduate School of Public Health. Read more