News

May 07, 2013
MSW student named Amdur Fellow Emily Anderson was selected as an Amdur Fellow at the Institute to Enhance Palliative Care. Anderson has been studying older adults and depression. Read more
April 29, 2013
SSW student appointed Mt. Oliver councilwoman Vanessa Talley was sworn in as a new Mt. Oliver council member. Read more
April 22, 2013
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HPPAE Fellows present innovative projects On April 10th, Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education Fellows presented their projects. The MSW HPPAE fellows created a website on Nutrition for caregivers of older adults. The BASW students created a project looking at the PA adult protective services law. Read more
April 19, 2013
BASW student helps to lead Pitt's Relay For Life BASW student Julia Noll gave the opening speech for the Relay For Life ceremony, telling the audience about her mother’s battle with cancer. “Because my mom chose to fight, I can have her beside me through more adventures,” she said. Read more
April 18, 2013
PhD student recognized at 7th Annual Research Day on Aging PhD student, Yoonmi Kim, was awarded honorable mention for her poster--"Perceived Discrimination and Acculturative Stress in Immigrant Nursing Home Aides: Risk Factor for Abusive Attitude and Behavior"-- at the 7th Annual Research Day on Aging sponsored by the UPMC Aging Institute. Read more
April 15, 2013
Alumnus Kenneth S. Ramsey profiled in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Ramsey received the University of Pittsburgh's 225th Anniversary Medallion. The award recognizes Ramsey's work in transforming Gateway Rehab into an internationally recognized drug and alcohol treatment center. Read more
April 15, 2013
Congratulations to the 2013 Community Practice Awardees Doctoral Program student and MSW/COSA alumna Samantha Teixeira and BASW student Michael Rosenberg. Read more
April 06, 2013
BASW alumna Lisa Anderson gives a "shout-out" to social workers In GoErie.com, Anderson celebrates the hard work and commitment of social workers. Read more
April 05, 2013
Center on Race and Social Problems report cited in discussion at the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention The agenda cited a 2010 report by the School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems, which concluded: “Some problems are worse today than they were during the turbulent times of the 1960s.” Read more
April 04, 2013
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TEACH-IN on Poverty, Inequality and Hunger Join the University of Pittsburgh - School of Social Work for a TEACH-IN on Poverty, Inequality and Hunger April 8 – 18, 2013 2017 Cathedral of Learning Read more
April 03, 2013
Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC will talk about health disparities Candi Castleberry-Singleton, chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC, will deliver a free Center on Race and Social Problems public lecture at noon April 3 titled “Delivering Culturally Competent Care and Addressing Technology: The New Health Care Disparity.” Read more
March 29, 2013
Doctoral Program Director Valire Copeland talks to NPR about race and health disparities Doctoral Program Director Valire Copeland discusses the importance of racial sensitivity in the efforts to bring down African American infant mortality rates in Allegheny County Read more
March 26, 2013
Much deserved recognition for Executive-Assistant Rosie Rinella The Pitt Chronicle profiles Rosie Rinella and her invaluable contributions to the School of Social Work Read more
March 26, 2013
School of Social Work alumnus James P. McDonald puts youth aging out of foster care in the spotlight A report on the challenges of youth aging out of foster care—"Pathways: When Johnny Ages Out” based on the October 2012 Powering Potential Thought Leadership Summit hosted by School of Social Work alumnus and BNY Mellon's head of global philanthropy James P. McDonald has been released by BNY Mellon. Read more
March 26, 2013
Renowned Sociologist Explores “Iconic Ghetto” in Talk at the Center on Race and Social Problems Elijah Anderson professor and director of the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University, will deliver a free public lecture “The Iconic Ghetto: Effects on Everyday Lives of African Americans” at the Center on Race and Social Problems Read more