News

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
August 18, 2014
School of Social Work Speaker Series Final Schedule Announced Speakers will discuss a variety of topics including incarceration, sustainability, child welfare, and social justice. Read more
August 18, 2014
Faculty member addresses the complications of marketing empowerment to women Associate Professor Sara Goodkind explains there are mixed reactions to marketers targeting female empowerment Read more
August 18, 2014
MSW student assists in research to help frail seniors MSW student Mariel McMarlin helped to identify areas in Allegheny County where it can be difficult for a new, privately insured patient to set up a primary care appointments. Read more
August 11, 2014
Foster Teens to Gather at Pitt-Johnstown for Annual Older Youth Retreat The retreat, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center, features educational sessions, group talks, and social activities as participants bond with teens in similar situations. Read more
August 11, 2014
Clinical Assistant Professor Cynthia K. Bradley-King talks about child poverty Clinical Assistant Professor Cynthia K. Bradley-King talks about child poverty and key issues affecting underprivileged children in the U.S. Read more
August 06, 2014
SSW welcomes new faculty members Assistant Professor Jaime Booth, Lecturer Tiffany T. Lumpkin, and Associate Professor Mary Ohmer will join the School of Social Work faculty this fall. Read more