News

January 28, 2014
SSW Alumna Samantha Balbier Named New Executive Director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Congratulations to SSW alumna Samantha Balbier, who will become the executive director of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership February 1, 2014! Read more
January 27, 2014
SSW Alumnus, John Ayers Receives Citation as First African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. On January 27th, SSW Alumnus John Ayers will be presented with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for his work as the first African American Volunteer Resource Director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Read more
January 26, 2014
SSW Alumna Mara Krotec Baginski Writes About Terminal Illness and and the Loss of Loved Ones in the ExpertBeacon SSW Alumna Mara Krotec Baginski, a bereavement counselor at Family Hospice and Palliative Care, writes about terminal illness and how to take care of yourself after losing a loved one in the ExpertBeacon. Read more
January 24, 2014
Wendell Freeland, Tuskegee airman, lawyer, pioneering civil rights leader and member of SSW Board of Visitor, dies at age 88 Wendell Freeland, a respected lawyer, pioneering civil rights leader and proud member of the Tuskegee airmen of World War II fame, died early Thursday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Freeland was a member of the School of Social Work's Board of Visitors. Read more
January 22, 2014
SSW Student Lives in Housing Dedicated to Discussions of American Racial Tensions SSW graduate student Joshua Brackett lives in a unique residence, where discussions about solutions to racial tensions are part of everyday conversation. Read more
January 17, 2014
Child Welfare Resource Center’s Youth Advisory Board wins national award The University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Child Welfare Resource Center’s Youth Advisory Board, was named one of 15 local, state and national youth and family serving initiatives making a critical difference in the lives of youth in foster care. Read more
January 16, 2014
Doctoral Program Director publishes new book In her book Interventions for Severe Mental Disorders: Working with Individuals and their Families, School of Social Work Doctoral Program Director Dr. Christina Newhill strives to prepare the beginning social work practitioner to work with some of the most challenging clients. Read more
January 15, 2014
Alum Matt Galluzzo helps to transform Lawrenceville MSW alumnus Matthew Galluzzo, the Lawrenceville Corporation’s executive director, works with developers and community members to create a thriving neighborhood. Read more
January 15, 2014
New Spring 2014 Career Development Workshop Series Schedule now available online Read more
January 15, 2014
Faculty and Doctoral students present at SSWR Over a dozen faculty and doctoral students will present at the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Annual Conference January 15-19 in San Antonio, TX. Read more
January 10, 2014
Friends and community rally around SSW Alumna SSW alumna Cathy Cairns gave to others, so much so that she didn’t give to herself. Now, in what appears to be the final days of her life, the community she has spent so much time and energy giving to is trying to give something back to her. Read more
January 10, 2014
Dean will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare Dean Larry Davis will accept the honor on January 18, 2014 in San Antonio, TX Read more
January 10, 2014
SSW student helps organize a fundraiser for students displaced by house explosion SSW Junior Alyssa Kurtz helped to organize the fundraiser after the Thanksgiving day explosion that left four Pitt students homeless. Read more
January 09, 2014
MSW Students Offer Free Blankets To City’s Homeless MSW students Quanisha Miller and Tyisha Williams braved the cold to help the homeless. Watch the report on KDKA-TV. Read more
January 07, 2014
SSW Distinguished Alumnus to be awarded 2014 Judge Jean Williams Community Service Award Congratulations to SSW 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Carole Coles Henry on receiving the prestigious 2014 Judge Jean Williams Community Service Award! Read more