News

September 26, 2013
Professor John Wallace and doctoral student Samantha Teixeira published in the Journal of Community Practice Congratulations to Professor John Wallace and doctoral student Samantha Teixeira on their article, “Data-Driven Organizing: A Community-University Partnership to Address Vacant and Abandoned Property,” which just came out in the Journal of Community Practice, 21.4 Read more
September 17, 2013
Town Hall Forum to Offer Answers about Obamacare Confused about the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- better known as Obamacare? A group of experts will help untangle the complicated subject of online health insurance Marketplaces at the University of Pittsburgh on October 2. Read more
September 17, 2013
Study by CRSP Lecturer Margery Austin Turner Examines Housing Discrimination Against Minorities A study still under way at a Washington, D.C., research firm is testing whether landlords judge potential tenants based on race. Read more
September 17, 2013
Documentary by Browne Fellows Part of Effort to Improve Student-Resident Relations in South Oakland An effort by the University of Pittsburgh to improve relations between residents and students in South Oakland includes the screening of a documentary by Browne Fellows Samantha Levinson and Zeba Ahmed. Read more
September 11, 2013
Browne Leadership Fellows Program Applications now being accepted! The Browne Leadership Fellows Program is an interdisciplinary fellowship aimed leaders in economic and social justice. The application process is competitive and open to all full time freshman and sophomore students from all departments throughout the University of Pittsburgh. Read more
September 10, 2013
SSW Alumni Recognition Event Part of Pitt's Alumni Homecoming Celebration! Pitt's Homecoming game against the University of Virginia may be September 28, but don't miss out on the entire week of alumni homecoming festivities, including the School of Social Work's Alumni Recognition and Continuing Education Event on September 27! Read more
September 09, 2013
Apply Now for the Allegheny County Scholars in Local Government Program The Scholars in Local Government Program is a highly competitive career-development initiative designed to attract graduates to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. Read more
September 09, 2013
Local Government Case Competition Opening for Registration! An Information Session will Be Held on September 16 An information session for those interested in participating in the Local Government Case Competition will be held on September 16, 2013 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Room 2017 at The Cathedral of Learning. Read more
September 06, 2013
National urban policy expert to deliver Sept. 12 lecture at Pitt on housing, poverty, and segregation. Margery Austin Turner, a leading expert on urban policy and neighborhood issues, will launch the 2013 Speaker Series at the Center on Race and Social Problems with a free public lecture at noon Sept. 12, titled “A Glass Half Full? Discrimination Against Minority Homeseekers.” Read more
September 06, 2013
Pitt Postdoctoral Fellow James P. Huguley reports on the achievement gaps between Rhode Island’s Latino and white students Gaps between Rhode Island’s Latino and white students’ achievement are among worst in nation, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh postdoctoral fellow James P. Huguley. Read more
September 05, 2013
BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell and an MSW alum, Vanessa Veltre were named Pittsburgh Magazine's 2013 40 Under 40 honorees! BASW Program Director Keith Caldwell and an MSW alum, Vanessa Veltre were named Pittsburgh Magazine's 2013 40 Under 40 honorees! The program recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region. Read more
August 30, 2013
School of Social Work's New People and New Things in the Back to School issue of the University Times Read about the School of Social Work's New People and New Things in the Back to School issue of the University Times. Read more
August 30, 2013
Professor looks to combat asthma in Homewood Professor John Wallace talks about his work to study and help eliminate health disparities in children through the federally funded Healthy Living, Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives project. Read more
August 29, 2013
Dean Larry Davis interviewed about the March on Washington anniversary Dean Larry Davis talked to KDKA's Marty Griffin about the March on Washington anniversary. Read more
August 29, 2013
SSW student Kristen Hochreiter making change in Uganda SSW Pitt sophomore Kristen Hochreiter found herself in Uganda - and is now finding ways to create positive change for the people of the country she has grown to love. Read more