News

May 20, 2014
Helen Cahalane profiled in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Helen Cahalane, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Child Welfare Education for Leadership Programs, is profiled in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Read more
May 12, 2014
SSW Alum John Ayers Proud to Have 95-year old Volunteer Serving Ice Cream to Veterans at Southwestern Veterans Center Wanda Spiering knows how to dish it out! The 95 year old has been volunteering to dish out ice cream to veterans for 11 years at Southwestern Veterans Center, where SSW alum John Ayers serves as the Director of Volunteer Resources. Read more
May 09, 2014
Homewood Elementary Student Brave Storms for Annual Walk and Bike to School Day Dozens of local elementary school students in Homewood braved the storms last Wednesday and and walked to school as part of the national Walk and Bike to School Day. The event was organized by Homewood Children's Village, which was established by SSW professor John Wallace. Read more
May 05, 2014
MSW Graduate Chris Meyer Repairs Wheelchairs to Give Others Mobility After retiring from social work five years ago, Chris Meyer wasn't finished with helping people. After the Haiti earthquake in 2010, he turned his focus to repairing and cleaning used and discarded crutches, walkers and wheelchairs -- helping roughly 500 people a year to regain their mobility. Read more
May 05, 2014
SSW Doctoral Student Courtney Queen Receives Prestigious Boren Award SSW doctoral student Courtney Queen has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study in Kenya. The focus of Queen’s research will be the physical and mental health outcomes of Female Genitalia Cutting/Mutilation (FGC/M) both in the U.S. and in Kenya. Read more
May 05, 2014
MSW Student Annabelle Fiscus Awarded Albert Schweitzer Fellowship MSW Student Annabelle Fiscus has been awarded an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for her work establishing Girl Power!, a mentorship program that will address a variety of public health topics to equip teenage girls with the tools needed to make healthy decisions. Read more
May 02, 2014
BASW Alum uses innovative approach to help the homeless BASW Alum, and Outstanding Alumni recipient, Charles Chapman's work at L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry helps the homeless one step at a time. The ministry's intense, six-month Project L.I.F.E. discipleship program for the homeless includes taking part in a Pittsburgh Marathon relay. Read more
May 02, 2014
Pitt's Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) is in the spotlight The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) includes Pitt as a Best Practice Resource for the work done by SSW students, and others, in neighborhoods like Hazelwood. Read more
May 01, 2014
SSW Alum's L.I.V.I.N.G Ministry Marathon Team uses the Pittsburgh Marathon to provide Help to the Homeless SSW alum Charles Chapman's L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministries is using a chance to run in the Pittsburgh Marathon to help build relationships and sense of accomplishment for the homeless men and women they serve. Read more
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