News

October 28, 2013
MSW Graduate Helps the Uninsured Sign Up for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace MSW graduate Gabby Jones Casey is working with Get Covered America to help people struggling with the problematic online access to the federal health insurance marketplace. Read more
October 24, 2013
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will Assist County with program funded by 1.8 million in federal grants! Allegheny County will receive nearly $2 million in federal grants to recruit and support foster parents, and Pennsylvania Child Welfare Center will assist the county with the programs funded by the grant. Read more
October 16, 2013
Katie Greeno, SSW's Associate Dean of Research, reports that patients from the former Mayview State Hospital are transitioning well into their new lives. Katie Greeno, SSW's Associate Dean of Research, reports that patients from the former Mayview State Hospital are transitioning well into their new lives. Read more
October 15, 2013
From Almshouses to Excellence: A History of Child Welfare in Allegheny County To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Allegheny County government providing public child welfare services, a publication was commissioned by the Department of Human Services to chronicle the history of child welfare in the county. Read more
October 15, 2013
SSW Professor Emeritus Morton Coleman honored at Community Heroes Awards Dinner Morton Coleman, faculty member emeritus in the School of Social Work and director emeritus of the University’s Institute of Politics, will be honored on October 15 at an awards dinner hosted by Community Living and Support Services' Community Heroes Awards Dinner. Read more
October 11, 2013
CRSP study shows Allegheny County programs reduce recidivism rate for inmates A CRSP study shows that inmates who participate Allegheny County Jail Collaborative program are less likely to return to prison. Read more
October 11, 2013
SSW Interns Participated in Homewood's National Walk to School Day Parade SSW interns participated in National Walk to School Day Parade to encourage more students to walk or bike to school. Read more
October 10, 2013
MSW Alum Francine G. McNairy named one of The University of Pittsburgh's Legacy Laureates Francine G. McNairy, who recently retired from a self-described “awesome journey” in academia that spanned nearly 40 years, has been named one of The University of Pittsburgh's Legacy Laureates. Read more
October 10, 2013
SSW student Carly Cottone helps bring fresh food options to low income Pittsburgh residents Carly Cottone, a Pitt senior majoring in social work and an intern at Just Harvest, is working to help provide fresh foods options for low income Pittsburgh residents. Read more
October 09, 2013
Dr. Shaun Eack's work profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Dr. Eack's work to improve the social interactions of autistic people is showing impressive results. Read more
October 09, 2013
New Center on Race and Social Problems course offerings The Center on Race and Social Problems will offer two courses for the Spring 2014 term: Cuban Social Policy Issues and Race and Social Problems. Read more
October 07, 2013
The work of Dr Shaun Eack and Postdoctoral Fellow James P. Huguley featured in current issue of Pitt Magazine The new issue of Pitt Magazine features articles on Dr. Shaun Eack’s unconventional treatment for schizophrenia and CRSP Postdoctoral Fellow James P. Huguley's study on how racial pride nurtures academic success in African American youth. Read more
October 07, 2013
"In defense of Obamacare" by Dr. Christina Newhill appears on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Sunday Forum section The Affordable Care Act is not "socialized medicine", writes Dr. Christina Newhill, but rather brings the United States health care system on par with health care in other industrialized nations. Read more
October 07, 2013
SSW graduate Rev. John Rickloff uses his social work experience to reach through denominational lines to help those in need. SSW graduate Rev. John Rickloff is using his his social work experience in his new role as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Jeannette. Read more
September 30, 2013
Allegheny County CYF Event Celebrates University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Milestone An event held by Allegheny County CYF on September 25 celebrated several child welfare milestones - including the 75th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work offering a child welfare degree specialization. Read more