News

November 03, 2014
SSW alumna named University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate SSW alumna Debra D. King was named a University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate. Read more
October 29, 2014
MSW Program at Pitt Johnstown offering a Study Abroad in Costa Rica The Pitt Johnstown MSW program, in partnership with Public Health and Nursing, will be examining health care in San José, Costa Rica. Read more
October 23, 2014
CRSP Speaker Recounts How War on Drugs Affects Poor Urban African Americans At this month's CRSP Speaker Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison Sociology Professor Alice Goffman recounted how the war on drugs has turned poor urban black men i into too-frequent targets for arrest. Read more
October 20, 2014
SSW Alum's Memory Lives on in Fund that Helps Community Programs that Prevent Crime Denise Moon passed away from breast cancer in 2004, but her legacy lives on as a memorial fund set up in her name helps community programs that prevent crime. Read more
October 20, 2014
MSW Alum Melina Waldo, Advocate for Gay Rights, Passes Away at 76 Melina Waldo, an MSW alum and a former national, regional and local official for Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), passed away on October 10, 2014. Read more
October 16, 2014
SSW Prof Jeffrey Shook Examines The Juvenile Justice System as Adviser for "Day Room Window" Essential Pittsburgh explores the sentencing of juveniles with SSW Professor Jeffrey Shook and playwright Bonnie Cohen, whose play "Day Room Window" about nine adolescent girls incarcerated as adults in a women’s prison is based on her experiences working in the juvenile justice system. Read more
October 13, 2014
SSW Professor Emeritus Among "Pioneers" Who “Set the National Standards for Pre-Hospital Emergency Care.” The men and women of the Freedom House Ambulance Service were pioneers who “set the national standards for pre-hospital emergency care.” Philip Hallen, Peter Safar, Nancy Caroline, and SSW Professor Emeritus Morton Coleman helped in bringing the groundbreaking idea to life. Read more
October 07, 2014
SSW Faculty and Staff appointed to University Boards Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland was appointed by the University Senate to the Board of Trustees Affirmative Action Committee and Director of Finance and Business Megan Soltesz was appointed by the Staff Association Council to the Board of Trustees Audit Committee. Read more
October 06, 2014
Pitt's MSW program ranked #11 in the country The SSW was recently named #11 of campus-based Master of Social Work programs in the country by BestMSWPrograms.com. Read more
September 30, 2014
Dean Davis interviewed for NEXT Pittsburgh Dean Larry Davis talks about diversity, equity, and how to make Pittsburgh a better city for all. Read more
September 30, 2014
Pitt Graduates Hired as Home School Social Worker By Penn Hills School District Penn Hills school directors approved hiring University of Pittsburgh graduates Aaron Smith and Chanelle Keasley as home school social workers. Read more
September 30, 2014
Alumna and child care advocate Sally Stenson passes away Sara “Sally” Stenson, a passionate advocate for quality, affordable child care long before the subject was in vogue in Western Pennsylvania and beyond, died Sunday in Peterborough, N.H. She was 86. Read more
September 30, 2014
SSW Adjunct Professor Working with Forbes Funds to assist Pittsburgh region nonprofits SSW Adjunct Professor Donald Goughler is the first executive-in-residence at The Forbes Funds, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Foundation that provides grants and programs to help nonprofits improve the bottom line and overall performance. Read more
September 30, 2014
Pitt School of Social Work Professor Receives $15,000 Grant to Help Pharmacists Fight Prescription Drug Abuse SSW Assistant Professor Jerry Cochran has received a $15,000 grant from the University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund to develop a drug abuse screening tool for pharmacy settings, and to assess the results, in order to help minimize opioid medication misuse. Read more
September 29, 2014
SSW Professor Jerry Cochran Receives $20,000 Grant to Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jerry Cochran has received a $20,000 grant from the Staunton Farm Foundation to develop a Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model for pharmacists. Read more