News

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
April 01, 2014
Interactive Poverty Simulation Hosted by Economics and Social Work Class and Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank Whether you know it or not, you interact with people in living in poverty every day. Please join us on April 16 at 6 p.m. for an interactive poverty simulation in partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, where we will be led on a realistic journey to experience poverty first-hand. Read more
March 26, 2014
SSW Interns Help Homewood Children's Village "Re-Weave the Fabric of the Community." Interns from the School of Social Work are helping the Homewood Children's Village provide the children of Homewood with the education and services they need to succeed. Read more
March 25, 2014
SSW Professor Sara Goodkind One of Pitt's Peace Corps Members and Alumni SSW professor Sara Goodkind, who taught English in Romania between 1994 and 1996, is one the many members of the Pitt community who have chosen to serve in the Peace Corps. Read more
March 20, 2014
Beth Mulvaney Named Person of the Year - Research and Academics Congratulations to SSW's Beth Mulvaney has been named Person of the Year, Research and Academics by the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. Read more
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