News

September 22, 2014
SSW Alumna and Olympic Swimmer Anna Mae Lindberg passes at 98 Anna Mae Lindberg, an Olympic swimmer who considered earning her social work degree from the University of Pittsburgh "a bigger accomplishment than swimming in the Olympics," passed away on September 15th. Read more
September 18, 2014
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland Appointed to the Editorial Board of Health and Social Work. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland has been appointed to the Editorial Board of Health and Social Work. Read more
September 18, 2014
MSW Alumna Author of New Book: "Vitamin C: Healing for the Mind, Body and Soul" - Book Signing Sept 20 Social Worker and MSW Alumna Sharise M. Hemby will be at the Union Project on September 20 from 2-4 p.m. to sign her new book "Vitamin C: Healing for the Mind, Body and Soul," which addresses community violence, mental health issues, stereotypes to therapy, healing and more. Read more
September 15, 2014
Veteran and SSW Student "Pays it Forward" By Focusing on a Career in Veteran's Care Army veteran and SSW student Anthony Kennedy participated in the Butler VA's second annual summit on mental health, a conference aimed at strengthening mental health care for our nation's veterans. Read more
September 11, 2014
SSW and CRSP to collect winter clothing at Speaker Series At all fall and winter SSW and CRSP Speaker Series we will accept your donations of new socks, hats, scarves and gloves for children, youth, men and women to bring comfort to the homeless and those in need this winter. Read more
September 11, 2014
Alumna Betty Baer, Ph.D. 1979, Passes Away Baer made a significant, even ground-breaking, contribution to baccalaureate social work education via her seminal work with Dr. Ron Frederico in the Undergraduate Social Work Curriculum Project -- also known as the West Virginia Project. Read more
September 10, 2014
Associate Professor Rafael Engel has been named the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Intergenerational Relations Read more
September 04, 2014
School of Social Work's New People and New Things in the Back to School Issue of the University Times Read about the School of Socials Work's New People and New Things, including our new Integrated Health Certificate Program, in the Back to School Issue of the University Times. Read more
September 04, 2014
SSW Alum Tara Sherry-Torres Named One of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40 Honorees! The School of Social Work congratulates alum Tara Sherry-Tores, who was named a 2014 40 Under 40 Honoree by Pittsburgh Magazine! Read more
September 02, 2014
SSW Mourns the Loss of Distinguished Alumna and Social Justice Supporter Gerri Kay The School of Social Work was deeply saddened to learn that SSW alumna Geri Kay passed away this week. Gerri was an advocate for civil rights, social justice and the arts. Read more
September 02, 2014
MSW Student's Workshop, "Boundaries for Women", Seeks to Help Women Take Control of Their Lives With all the pressures modern women face, it can be difficult for them to set boundaries and say "No" to the onslaught of demands in their lives. MSW student Cassy Wimmer's workshop, "Boundaries for Women" seeks to help women learn when to say no and take control of their lives. Read more
August 25, 2014
Professor founds center that mentors aspiring entrepreneurs Professor John Wallace’s Oasis Project encourages community development with a focus on youth being the drivers of their own economic development. Read more
August 21, 2014
SSW helps lead the way during Pitt's “The Year of Sustainability” A matching funds program, sponsored by the Provost’s Office, considers requests for matching funds of as much as $10,000 to support lectures, seminars, workshops, and colloquia related to sustainability. Already approved is an initiative submitted by the School of Social Work. Read more
August 19, 2014
Dean Davis to appear on local television program Dean Larry Davis will appear on NightTalk: Get to the Point, which broadcasts live from 8pm – 9pm Eastern time this Friday, August 22nd on PCNC. He will be part of a panel discussion which will discuss the tragedy in Ferguson and the ongoing aftermath. Read more
August 18, 2014
Dean Larry Davis discusses demographics, history, and the challenges ahead Dean Larry Davis spoke to Soul Pitt Quarterly about the legacy of segregation and how it impacts today's society. Read more