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April 28, 2014
SSW Graduate Chelsea Davis Talks About How a Trip to Ghana Changed Her Career and Her Life Even as a high-school tenth grader in New Castle, Pa., Chelsea Davis knew that she wanted a career focused on children. But when Davis hopped on a plane for a six-week study-abroad program in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, on Africa’s West Coast, her world would never be the same. Read more
April 28, 2014
Graduating SSW student and Browne Leadership Fellow among students profiled by Pitt this graduation season SSW graduate Chelsea Davis and Browne Fellowship Leader Zeba Ahmed’s are among the University of Pittsburgh Class of 2014 who were selected to be profiled this graduation season. Read more
April 22, 2014
CRSP Offers $500 Award for Best Student Papers on Race The Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP), located in the School of Social Work, gives annual awards of $500 to University of Pittsburgh students who write outstanding papers on contemporary race-related issues. Deadline is May 15, 2014. Read more
April 22, 2014
Center for Urban Education Director Believes in the “Genius Inherent in Our Urban Communities” H. Richard Milner IV has a strong vision for making the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Education an essential resource for Pitt and urban communities. Read more
April 22, 2014
MSW Alumna Toni Silva receives Corris Boyd Leadership and Diversity Award MSW Alumna Toni Silva received the Corris Boyd Leadership and Diversity Award from the Federation of American Hospitals in March in recognition of her contributions to advancing diversity at UPMC. Read more
April 22, 2014
Homewood Children's Village Sees Success in Moving Towards Homewood Revitalization Homewood Children's Village, founded by SSW Professor and Homewood native John Wallace, is making small but steady strides towards its mission of revitalizing the neighborhood. Read more
April 16, 2014
2014 Community Practice Awardees Announced The Community Practice Award recognizes students that are making a significant community practice contribution to the planning and implementation of a community-related effort of substance. Read more
April 14, 2014
School stabbing leaves a community asking questions COSA Director Tracy Soska commented on the sense of loss and violation many feel in the wake of the Franklin Regional tragedy Read more
April 10, 2014
Pitt SSW Students go to Harrisburg More than 700 social work students and professionals, including Pitt social work students, participated in this year’s NASW-PA Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 9th. Read more
April 10, 2014
School social workers play important role Director of the Home and School Visitor Program Deborah Robinson spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about warning signs in the wake of the mass knife attack at Franklin Regional High School. Read more
April 04, 2014
SSW alum shares Holocaust experiences in order to educate MSW alumna and Holocaust survivor Shulamit Bastacky participated in the Penn State New Kensington annual "Holocaust, in Remembrance" program on April 2nd. Read more
April 04, 2014
Dr. Shaun Eack promoted Dr. Shaun Eack has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure effective September 1, 2014 Read more
April 03, 2014
SSW Alumnus, John Ayers Receives Citation as First African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. SSW Alumnus John Ayers was recently honored by the PA State House of Representatives as the first African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Read more
April 03, 2014
Dean Davis Addresses The Impact of Our Focus on Victim Resiliency in "Social Work Research" Have we gone too far with resiliency? SSW Dean Larry Davis discusses how focusing on a victim's resiliency might be keeping us from solving larger problems in the March 2014 issue of Social Work Research. Read more
April 01, 2014
SSW mourns the loss of Professor Jim Cunningham The School of Social Work was deeply saddened to learn that former SSW Professor Jim Cunningham passed away on March 28, 2014 at the age of 91. Professor Cunningham was a a trailblazer in community organization — helping stakeholders take active roles in improving their neighborhoods. Read more