News

December 14, 2015
December Graduations MSW students at Johnstown and Bradford graduated this December. Read more
December 14, 2015
LLC Students spread some holiday cheer! The students in the Service to Others Living-Learning Community in Panther Hall raised money for their annual holiday toy drive. Partnering with the Hazelwood YMCA, the students went shopping for toys this weekend to make the holiday season a little brighter for their neighbors. Read more
December 09, 2015
Wage Review Committee releases report Associate Professor Jeff Shook sits on the Wage Review Committee which released a report recommending that some of the region’s biggest employers increase their minimum wage. Read more
December 09, 2015
MSW alumna excels as an entrepreneur MSW alumna Tamiah Bridgett, founder and CEO of Curl’s Best Friend, is growing her business with the help of AlphaLab Gear-- a 40-week program that provides seed capital, mentorship, training and office space to small companies. Read more
December 07, 2015
Call for Papers The Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), awards $500 to University of Pittsburgh students who write outstanding papers on contemporary race-related issues. Awards are given at each academic level: undergraduate, master’s, and PhD. Read more
December 07, 2015
Race and how we talk about it Dean Larry Davis touches on racial injustice and semantics Read more
December 07, 2015
2015 Best Student Papers on Race Awards The Center on Race and Social Problems announced the 2015 Best Student Papers on Race awardees. Read more
December 01, 2015
MSW alumna honored by East Borough NAACP MSW alumna Theresa Edwards received the Entrepreneurial Rising Star Award, which recognized her as a new business, at the Human Rights Dinner and Excellence in Business Awards Ceremony. Read more
December 01, 2015
Late Dean David Epperson named NASW Pioneer Late Dean David Epperson was posthumously inducted into the NASW Social Work Pioneers® Program at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 60th anniversary forum on October 23, 2015. Read more
December 01, 2015
COSA alumna helps lead Homewood community planning efforts COSA alumna Demi Kolke, Operation Better Block's community development manager, wants to make sure future development doesn't leave current residents out in the cold. Read more
December 01, 2015
Dr. Valire Copeland appointed to County Ethics Commission After a vote by the Allegheny County Council, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland was appointed to the Accountability, Conduct and Ethics Commission (ACE Commission). Read more
November 30, 2015
MSW students excel in County Competition Several MSW students placed in the top teams at the Allegheny County Department of Human Service Local Government Case Competition including: COSA student Ivonne Sanchez (2nd place), COSA student Rodney Glover (3rd place), and COSA Student, Vaneasha Davis (4th place). Read more
November 23, 2015
Report by SSW Research Associate brings one Pittsburgh neighborhood into the spotlight Research Associate Anita Zuberi's report "The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Distress & Health Study: Neighborhood Profiles" revealed Chartiers City is Pittsburgh's most vibrant and healthy African American community. Read more
November 23, 2015
“Why Are They Angry With Us?” New book by Pitt School of Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis confronts issues of race in America Read more
November 12, 2015
Faculty member's work empowers girls worldwide The University Times examines the impact of School of Social Work Associate Professor Sara Goodkind’ Peace Corps project Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), which the organization now labels its “most widespread gender empowerment initiative.” Read more