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March 02, 2015
Pittsburgh Mayor stresses the importance of the CRSP Demographics report Read more
March 02, 2015
CRSP Demographics report calling attention to local inequities The report highlighted the continuing challenges in education, workforce, housing Black Pittsburghers still face. Read more
March 02, 2015
Associate Professor advocates for school discipline changes Associate Professor Jeff Shook joined other local leaders to discuss reducing suspensions in schools. Read more
February 27, 2015
MSW alumna helps Pittsburgh's Latino community meet wider audience MSW alumna Tara Sherry-Torres founded Cafe Con Leche, a company that hosts events bringing together members of Pittsburgh's Latino community, as well as those who want to learn more about her heritage through food, music, dance and art. Read more
February 27, 2015
SSW announces new Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Healthcare The Cannon Fellowship Program in Integrated Healthcare will support 31 students during academic year 2015-2016 to complete Concentration Field Placements in approved Integrated Healthcare (IHC) settings. The Fellowship will provide successful applicants with stipends of $10,000. Read more
February 27, 2015
CRSP Demographics Report highlighted at service workers panel Roughly 200 service workers — including janitors, security guards, fast food workers, students, professors and community members — gathered in the O’Hara Student Center on Thursday at 5 p.m. to hear a panel of workers and experts discuss wage inequality in Pittsburgh. Read more
February 26, 2015
SSW teams with partners to fight gambling addiction During March, the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. – together with sponsoring partners including the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, will hold a conference on March 6, 2015. Read more
February 26, 2015
Spring 2015 Continuing Education Schedule released Workshops include: Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders, Afrocentric Intervention Paradigm, and the "Becoming a Nonprofit CEO" 5-part training series. Read more
February 23, 2015
Faculty to speak about the school-to-prison pipeline Associate Professors Jeffery Shook and Sara Goodkind will be presenting information on the school-to-prison pipeline at the Kingsley Center in East Liberty on Saturday, February 28, 2015 Read more
February 20, 2015
Dean Davis weighs in on PA email controversy Dean Larry Davis takes a strong position on the email controversy surrounding a PA Supreme Court nominee. Read more
February 19, 2015
BASW student puts her talent to work Beth Curtis, a junior social work major, sells hand-knit items in her shop String of Purls. Read more
February 19, 2015
Are too many kids slipping through the cracks? Richard P. Barth, dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work asked some difficult questions during his Raymond R. Webb Jr. Lecture, titled “Outcomes of Child Welfare Services: How Much Are We Really Helping?” Read more
February 19, 2015
Chair of Direct Practice Concentration receives secondary appointment Rachel Fusco, Associate Professor and Chair of the Direct Practice Concentration, received a secondary appointment as an Associate Professor with the Clinical & Translational Science Institute due in part to her involvement in their Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops. Read more
February 17, 2015
SSW partnered with Hillel-JUC Last week, a program on environmental sustainability, featuring Alon Tal, an environmental policy expert from Israel, was co-sponsored by Hillel-JUC and the Pitt School of Social Work. Read more
February 17, 2015
SSW review of autism studies cited by the Society for Science & the Public The review, "A Systematic Review of Psychosocial Interventions for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders," was written by PhD student Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick and Assistant Professor Shaun M. Eack, in partnership with Nancy J. Minshew, Pitt Department of Psychiatry. Read more