News

March 19, 2014
SSW Student Joins Volunteers in Pittsburgh to Promote the Affordable Care Act SSW student Dana Siperko was among the volunteers who gathered downtown Tuesday to promote the Affordable Care Act. Read more
March 19, 2014
Helen Cahalane named Social Worker of the Year Principal Investigator for the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs Helen Cahalane has been named Social Worker of the Year by the Southwest Division of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers! Read more
March 18, 2014
PhD alumnus shares mental health advice through his blog Doctoral program graduate, and associate professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, Dr. Michael A Lindsey's “Nerve-us Breakdown’’ blog provides information on recognizing the symptoms of mental illness and getting people connected to appropriate resources. Read more
March 17, 2014
World Social Work Week The School of Social Work has a week of activities aimed at raising awareness about global social work initiatives. Read more
March 17, 2014
COSA Chairs offers advice to new Chancellor In a new Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial, COSA Chair Tracy Soska and alumna Adrienne Walnoha write that Pitt’s new chancellor should keep the university an integral part of Pittsburgh. Read more
March 12, 2014
Tracy Soska offers sound advice for UPB's community-building efforts “You’re building a support base among people who are committed and engaged already. Part of the challenge is to find who those people are and build your relationships with them so you can grow your network across campus...” Read more
March 07, 2014
Alumna publishes new book Alumna and associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Antoinette Y. Farmer's new book Research with Diverse Groups: Research Designs and Multvariate Latent Modeling for Equivalence has been published by Oxford Press. Read more
March 04, 2014
Harlem Globetrotter and MSW alum shares anti-bullying message Harlem Globetrotter and MSW alum Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin brings anti-bullying message to State College school Read more
February 28, 2014
Undocumented Students and Their Pursuit of the American Dream Scholar William Perez to give March 3 lecture at the Center on Race and Social Problems Read more
February 28, 2014
Spring 2014 Continuing Education Schedule released Workshops include: When Therapists Lose Someone to Suicide, Mindfulness for Health and Human Services, and the Annual Social Work Month CE Forum And Social Work Celebration Luncheon. Read more
February 26, 2014
SSW's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Valire Carr Copeland Featured in ICRE news SSW's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Valire Carr Copeland, was recently featured in the Institute for Clinical Research Education newletter. Read more
February 19, 2014
Exhibit at Society for Contemporary Craft draws support from victims and advocates SSW Professor John Wallace, Jr. served as a project adviser for an art exhibit at the Society for Contemporary Crafts that addresses issue of violence. Read more
February 19, 2014
Encyclopedia of Social Work receives 2013 PROSE Award for “Best in Social Sciences/eProduct”! Dean Larry Davis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland, Associate Dean for Research Catherine Greeno, COSA Director Tracy Soska, and Professors John Wallace and Christina Newhill all contributed to the Encyclopedia of Social Work. Read more
February 18, 2014
MSW Graduate Billie Harlan uses tales of the afterlife to comfort the terminally ill. MSW Graduate Billie Harlan has collected tales of the afterlife she uses to comfort the terminally ill into a new book, “Through the Eye of the Soul.” Read more
February 18, 2014
Book by Dr. Christina Newhill Provides a Biopsychosocial Treatment Guide to Those Suffering from Mental Illness. Book by Dr. Christina Newhill's new book, Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and Their Families, provides a biopsychosocial treatment guide to those suffering from mental illness. Read more