News

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
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