News

April 20, 2015
Dean Davis op-ed in the Sunday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dean Larry Davis’s op-ed—“Are race relations worse under Obama?”--in the Sunday Pittsburgh Post-Gazette addresses various issues that have affected race relations in the past few years. Read more
April 16, 2015
MSW alumna speaks at Pitt's TEDx MSW alumna Tara Sherry-Torres talked about the experience of founding Cafe con Leche, a Pittsburgh-based pop-up restaurant. Read more
April 16, 2015
Associate Professor Emerita passes away Associate Professor Emerita Carmen Diaz passed away April 10, 2015. Read more
April 16, 2015
Dean's remarks published by Center for Social Development Dean Larry Davis gave the talk--"The University, the Community, and Race" in November 2014 at Washington University. Read more
April 16, 2015
MSW Program Director and students go to state capital MSW Program Director Lynn Coghill accompanied the Social Policy and Gerontology class to Harrisburg to meet with legislators to advocate for social work and aging legislation. Read more
April 10, 2015
MSW student Monica Wignot is making waves MSW student and Pitt women’s basketball team player Monica Wignot won the online "Pittsburgh March Madness Tournament" beating out hometown favorites like Sidney Crosby and Andrew McCutchen. Read more
April 10, 2015
Home & School Visitor Certificate Program hosted 2nd Annual Conference The Home & School Visitor Certificate Program hosted their 2nd Annual Conference, “Trauma in a School Setting”. The meeting objectives were to define trauma, explain how trauma may impact child/teen behavior and learning, & identify characteristics of trauma informed practices in a school setting. Read more
April 09, 2015
2 SSW students selected for the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Lance Hershberger and Stefanie Miller will represent the social work profession, joining other trainees on the LEND project who will represent speech and language pathology, physical therapy, psychology, medicine, education, and audiology. Read more
April 09, 2015
Faculty member's work highlighted on Federal website Autism research by SSW Assistant Professor Dr. Shaun Eack and Dr. Nancy Minshew (Pitt Professor of Psychiatry) is being highlighted on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs website. Read more
April 07, 2015
International Social Work Poster Session As part of World Social Work Week, students shared their international experiences on topics ranging from working with immigrant groups to helping to establish new businesses, to case work in London, and empowering elderly consumers in Korea. Read more
April 07, 2015
Three School of Social Work students selected as 2015-16 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows Patricia Bamwine, Andrea Joseph, and Rachael Vargo will spend the next year addressing health disparities in Western Pennsylvania while developing lifelong leadership skills. Read more
April 06, 2015
Dean speaks about the root causes of violence in poor communities Dean Larry Davis gave the keynote speech at Saturday’s The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life. Read more
April 03, 2015
Social Work student helps draw attention to the needs of homeless children Junior social work major Michelle Rojas is president and event coordinator for Panthers Educating and Advocating for Children in Homeless Situations (PEACHS) a student group dedicated to providing for the needs of homeless children. Read more
April 03, 2015
Recognition for SSW publications The University Times's annual Book, Journals and More issue features some School of Social Work-led journals. Read more
April 03, 2015
CRSP lecture focuses on issue of declining college access for students of color Gary Orfield, distinguished research professor of education, law, political science and urban planning, as well as co-director of The Civil Rights Project at the University of California-Los Angeles spoke March 17th. Read more