News

October 26, 2015
SSW sponsoring reading of play Pittsburgh and Neighborhoods in Transition: A Staged Play Reading of Repulsing the Monkey. A staged play reading by MSW Alumnus Michael Eichler, and a dialogue with playwright and community change makers Read more
October 26, 2015
MSW student wins award MSW student Abby Yochum was the recipient of the graduate student Iris Marion Young Award. The award celebrates Iris Marion Young's legacy by honoring members of the Pitt community who work to promote social justice and democracy. Read more
October 22, 2015
MSW alumna was an advocate for people with behavioral health and intellectual challenges MSW alumna Barbara Conniff was a leader and advocate for the mentally ill and intellectually disabled, and helped to build a community network of care in the wake of deinstitutionalization under the Mental Health Act. Ms. Conniff passed away October 17, 2015. Read more
October 22, 2015
Positive racial identity can equal greater academic achievement Assistant Professor James Huguley was interviewed for a story on racial identity and achievement on WESA 90.5, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station. Read more
October 19, 2015
Wanted: Student Executive Council members! Apply now to be on the ballot for Student Executive Council representative. SEC representatives plan programming, address student concerns, and act as liaisons between students, faculty, and staff. Read more
October 17, 2015
‘I am the grandson of a slave’ The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reprints excerpts from Bond's 2010 Race in America keynote address in anticipation of the October 20th event: “Building on the Bond Legacy: Where Do We Go from Here?” Read more
October 16, 2015
MSW Program Director profiled in Pitt Chronicle A wonderful profile of MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill that explores how she shares her social work values in numerous ways. Read more
October 16, 2015
MSW Program Director honored by NASW-PA MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill named Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter! Read more
October 14, 2015
Evans Fellow one of Pittsburgh's 40 under 40 Evans Fellow Riley Herrman was selected as one of Pittsburgh Magazine's 40 under 40. 40 honorees are chosen on the scope and basis of professional and personal accomplishments as well as their commitment to and overall impact on the Pittsburgh region. Read more
October 13, 2015
Building on the Legacy of Julian Bond The School of Social Work and the Center on Race and Social Problems will host a panel discussion October 20th on how to carry on the work of the late civil-rights activist. Read more
October 09, 2015
SSW faculty/staff letter published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read the letter “These social work students are working to prevent gun violence” by Valire Carr Copeland School of Social Work Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Melissa Hardoby Cannon Fellowship Program Coordinator in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
October 07, 2015
Event for Geovette Washington makes the SEEN column Pittsburgh Post-Gazette photographers attended the September 29th event welcoming Geovette Washington, new senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer at University of Pittsburgh hosted at the home of Dean Larry Davis. Read more
October 07, 2015
SSW Faculty and Staff Help in Hazelwood SSW Faculty and Staff spent the Pitt Make a Difference Day gardening in Hazelwood. Volunteers included Research Associate Anita Zuberi, COSA Chair Tracy Soska, MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill, BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell, and others. Read more
October 01, 2015
Great potential in community engagement by Pitt faculty In this week’s University Times, COSA chair Tracy Soska, and others, participated in the September 25th Academically Based Community Engagement Idea Exchange—an idea exchange that drew nearly 70 faculty members. Read more
October 01, 2015
Faculty study hookah use among high school students In the latest the University Times issue, faculty members John Wallace and Danny Rosen were mentioned for their work on an analysis led by the Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health (CRMTH) examining hookah use among adolescents. Read more