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February 14, 2014
SSW Professor Shaun Eack Challenges the Way We View Schizophrenia and Autism with Cognitive Enhancement Therapy When the first trial of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy to treat schizophrenic individuals ran in 2004, Shaun Eack said it was met with some skepticism. But now, CET is revolutionizing treatment for individuals with schizophrenia and autism. Read more
February 13, 2014
SSW Seeks Student Nominations for Community Practice Award SSW's Community Organization and Social Administration concentration is seeking nominations for students who are making "a significant community practice contribution to the planning and implementation of a community related effort of substance." Nominations are due March 3, 2014. Read more
February 11, 2014
Dr. Carl Hart of Columbia University to Present "Challenging Assumptions About Drugs" Carl Hart, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology from the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University will present the lecture "Challenging Assumptions About Drugs" this Wednesday, February 11 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at WPIC Auditorium. Read more
February 11, 2014
Join us for the Spring CRSP Speaker Series! The new CRSP Speaker Series is now online! The series kicks off on February 18th with the lecture "Race, Equity and Urban Education: Issues that Divide" by H. Richard Milner, Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Read more
February 10, 2014
SSW an important part of Pitt's Capital Campaign The School of Social Work exceeded its $10.5 million goal by raising more than $11 million. Read more
February 10, 2014
MSW alumna named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette society editor MSW alumna Natalie Bencivenga has been named the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's new SEEN and Style editor. Read more
February 10, 2014
University of Pittsburgh names new Chancellor The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees unanimously elected Patrick D. Gallagher, PhD, the 18th Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pittsburgh. Read more
January 28, 2014
Homewood Renewal Efforts Helped by Members of the School of Social Work Efforts by SSW Professor John M. Wallace Jr., graduate student Samantha Teixeira and MSW-COSA alumna Demi Kolke are credited with helping the slow but steady renewal of Homewood. Read more
January 28, 2014
SSW Alumna Samantha Balbier Named New Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Congratulations to SSW alumna Samantha Balbier, who will become the executive director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership February 1, 2014! Read more
January 27, 2014
SSW Alumnus, John Ayers Receives Citation as First African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. On January 27th, SSW Alumnus John Ayers will be presented with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for his work as the first African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Read more
January 26, 2014
SSW Alumna Mara Krotec Baginski Writes About Terminal Illness and and the Loss of Loved Ones in the ExpertBeacon SSW Alumna Mara Krotec Baginski, a bereavement counselor at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, writes about terminal illness and how to take care of yourself after losing a loved one in the ExpertBeacon. Read more
January 24, 2014
Wendell Freeland, Tuskegee airman, lawyer, pioneering civil rights leader and member of SSW Board of Visitor, dies at age 88 Wendell Freeland, a respected lawyer, pioneering civil rights leader and proud member of the Tuskegee airmen of World War II fame, died early Thursday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Freeland was a member of the School of Social Work's Board of Visitors. Read more
January 22, 2014
SSW Student Lives in Housing Dedicated to Discussions of American Racial Tensions SSW graduate student Joshua Brackett lives in a unique residence, where discussions about solutions to racial tensions are part of everyday conversation. Read more
January 17, 2014
Child Welfare Resource Center’s Youth Advisory Board wins national award The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Child Welfare Resource Center’s Youth Advisory Board, was named one of 15 local, state and national youth and family serving initiatives making a critical difference in the lives of youth in foster care. Read more
January 16, 2014
Doctoral Program Director publishes new book In her book Interventions for Severe Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and their Families, School of Social Work Doctoral Program Director Dr. Christina Newhill strives to prepare the beginning social work practitioner to work with some of the most challenging clients. Read more