News

September 29, 2014
MSW Student Kate Brandle Helps Children "Take the Reins" at Horses for Hope MSW student Kate Brandle is helping children "take the reins" at Horses with Hope is a program that offers therapeutic riding for special needs students and adults, and equine-assisted learning for troubled children and teens. Read more
September 25, 2014
Rosie Rinella in the University Times Rosie Rinella is profiled in today’s University Times for her generous giving to the Faculty & Staff Campaign! Read more
September 24, 2014
Browne Leadership Fellows applications now being accepted This program for non-social work students aims to share social work values across disciplines. Read more
September 24, 2014
Positive review for “Measuring Race and Ethnicity” Written by Dean Larry Davis and Associate professor Rafael Engel, the book gathers psychological measures of common phenomena such as racial identity, acculturation, and intra/intergroup relations enabling researchers to compare concepts across groups and better evaluate differences/disparities. Read more
September 23, 2014
Pitt School of Social Work Professor Receives $400,000 CDC Grant to Study Opioid Pain Medication Abuse University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jerry Cochran aims to examine whether new policies can reduce overdoses and misuse. Read more
September 23, 2014
SSW Doctoral Student Marcus Poindexter Named New Pittsburgh Courier Dignity & Respect Champion SSW Doctoral Student Marcus Poindexter hopes to help local community members navigate through the health care system and connect them to resources they need in order to maintain good health. Read more
September 23, 2014
MSW Alumna Alva Barnett, Passes Away at 67 MSW Alumna Alva Barnett, a Jacksonville native who earned six degrees, co-authored four books and taught for 22 years at the University of Nebraska, passed away this month at the age of 67. Read more
September 22, 2014
Dean Hosts Friends of the Center Reception SSW Dean Larry Davis hosted a "Friends of the Center" reception at his home on Tuesday, September 16th, which included a visit from special guest James Jackson, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. Read more
September 22, 2014
Sept 23rd Healthcare Symposium to Address the Issues of Access, Delivery and Cost A panel of experts will discuss access, delivery and costs of health care next week at the symposium “Healthcare in Our Community: Possibilities and Realities, ” September 23rd at the University Club. Read more
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