News

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
March 25, 2013
Doctoral student Andrea Joseph selected for a 2013-2014 Fulbright US Postgraduate Award Doctoral student Andrea Joseph has been selected for a 2013-2014 Fulbright US Postgraduate Award. She will be working on a Social Justice & Education project in the UK. Read more
March 25, 2013
Doctoral student Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick has been selected for a Dennis Weatherstone Predoctoral Fellowship She will be researching Stress as a Predictor of Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders with the help of faculty mentors Shaun M. Eack (primary), Nancy J. Minshew, and Redford B. Williams Read more
March 23, 2013
MSW student Anna Klahr talks about the challenges for LGBT teens Klahr is doing her field placement at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN ) where she is learning how to combat LGBT bias as well as how to "create safe, respectful and healthful learning environments" within schools. Read more
March 20, 2013
The University Times highlight Dr. Shaun Eack's new schizophrenia grant Social work faculty member Shaun M. Eack has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to examine Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET). Read more
March 20, 2013
Assistant Professor Dr. Shaun Eack awarded $3.1M for schizophrenia study Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Read more
March 18, 2013
Professor Lynn Coghill receives a 2013 Women of Achievement Award Professor Lynn Coghill was honored at the 8th Annual Celebrate & Share ~ Women of Achievement Awards Dinner for her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community. Read more
March 05, 2013
Social Work Student and Pitt Basketball Player Dante Taylor's Inspiring Story Taylor will become the first college graduate in his family when he gets his Pitt degree in April in Social Sciences with a minor in Social Work. He talked about how differently things could have been for him without the support of his family and coaches. Read more
February 21, 2013
MSW student Kandace Powell has a peer-reviewed article published MSW student Kandace Powell has had a peer-reviewed article, "The Relationship Between Parent and Student Religious Coping and College Alcohol Use", published. Powell was a Center on Race and Social Problems Fellow last year at the Homewood Children's Village. Read more
February 19, 2013
Assistant Professor Shaun Eack Receives $3.1 Million Grant to Study New Treatments for Schizophrenia Assistant Professor Shaun M. Eack, Ph.D., in collaboration with Dr. Matcheri Keshavan at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study new therapies for treating cognitive (“thinking”) challenges in early schizophrenia. Read more
February 19, 2013
School of Social Work Professors Named Winners of the Chancellor's Distinguished Research and Public Service Awards Assistant Professor Shaun Eack is the recipient of the 2013 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award-Junior Scholar category and Professor Jeffrey Shook is the recipient of the 2013 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award. Read more
February 08, 2013
SSW represented at the 100th anniversary celebration of Pitt Delta Sigma Theta Assistant Professor Cynthia Bradley-King represented Pitt at the 100th anniversary celebration of Pitt Delta Sigma Theta, one of America’s oldest sororities, in Washington D.C. Read more
February 07, 2013
Pitt Law Dean William Carter talks about Affirmative Action Pitt Law Dean William Carter confronted the topics of Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court at his standing-room-only lecture at the Center on Race and Social Problems Speaker Series. Learn more about his talk in the University Times and the New Pittsburgh Courier. Read more
February 07, 2013
Board of Visitors Member Wendell Freeland looks back Board of Visitors Member Wendell Freeland spoke about his incredible life--from his days as a Tuskegee Airman in World War II to his work as a Pittsburgh Attorney. Read more
February 03, 2013
Board of Visitors member Edie Shapira is named board chair of the Pittsburgh Foundation. Board of Visitors member Edie Shapira is named board chair of the Pittsburgh Foundation. Read more about her life and work in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more