News

October 28, 2015
MSW alumna helps chronically homeless Dana Davis is president and founder of The Open Door. Run mostly by volunteers, the organization rents exclusively to people living with HIV who also have criminal background issues, untreated serious mental illness and substance use. Read more
October 28, 2015
Remembering activist Julian Bond The Pitt News covers the October 20th event: “Building on the Bond Legacy: Where Do We Go from Here?” Read more
October 28, 2015
Sharon Epperson takes the stage Sharon Epperson, CNBC Correspondent and former Dean David Epperson's daughter, will help moderate the October 28th GOP debate. Read more
October 26, 2015
BASW student to honor veterans BASW student Kevin Carmichael will be delivering the keynote address at the Veteran’s Roll Call on Tuesday November 10 from 1-3pm at Heinz Chapel. Read more
October 26, 2015
Cannon Fellowship now accepting applications! The Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Healthcare will support 31 students during academic year 2016-2017 to complete Concentration Field Placements (second year field placements) in approved settings. The Fellowship will provide successful applicants with stipends of $10,000. Read more
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 18, 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 15, 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