News

February 28, 2014
Undocumented Students and Their Pursuit of the American Dream Scholar William Perez to give March 3 lecture at the Center on Race and Social Problems Read more
February 28, 2014
Spring 2014 Continuing Education Schedule released Workshops include: When Therapists Lose Someone to Suicide, Mindfulness for Health and Human Services, and the Annual Social Work Month CE Forum And Social Work Celebration Luncheon. Read more
February 26, 2014
SSW's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Valire Carr Copeland Featured in ICRE news SSW's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Dr. Valire Carr Copeland, was recently featured in the Institute for Clinical Research Education newletter. Read more
February 19, 2014
Exhibit at Society for Contemporary Craft draws support from victims and advocates SSW Professor John Wallace, Jr. served as a project adviser for an art exhibit at the Society for Contemporary Crafts that addresses issue of violence. Read more
February 19, 2014
Encyclopedia of Social Work receives 2013 PROSE Award for “Best in Social Sciences/eProduct”! Dean Larry Davis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Valire Carr Copeland, Associate Dean for Research Catherine Greeno, COSA Director Tracy Soska, and Professors John Wallace and Christina Newhill all contributed to the Encyclopedia of Social Work. Read more
February 18, 2014
MSW Graduate Billie Harlan uses tales of the afterlife to comfort the terminally ill. MSW Graduate Billie Harlan has collected tales of the afterlife she uses to comfort the terminally ill into a new book, “Through the Eye of the Soul.” Read more
February 18, 2014
Book by Dr. Christina Newhill Provides a Biopsychosocial Treatment Guide to Those Suffering from Mental Illness. Book by Dr. Christina Newhill's new book, Interventions for Serious Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and Their Families, provides a biopsychosocial treatment guide to those suffering from mental illness. Read more
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