News

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
January 30, 2013
MSW alumna Breanna Jay profiled for work with the homeless Read more
January 30, 2013
Adjunct Professor Jody Bechtold and her work with gambling and older adults. The National Center for Responsible Gaming’s latest publication highlights the work of Adjunct Professor and Researcher Jody Bechtold and her work with gambling and older adults. Read more
January 21, 2013
MSW alum Debbie Benkovitz talks about the healing power of music MSW alum Debbie Benkovitz talks about the healing power of music in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Read more
January 20, 2013
Laura Perry-Thompson recognized for commitment to community service Laura Perry-Thompson, director of Pitt-Johnstown Master of Social Work program, recognized for commitment to community service Read more
January 20, 2013
Dean Larry Davis weighs in on the new Quality of Life survey Dean Larry Davis weighs in on the new Quality of Life survey that finds black residents see the Pittsburgh region less positively in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Read more
January 19, 2013
BASW Junior Chelsea Davis was recognized by Pitt's Honors College BASW Junior Chelsea Davis was recognized by Pitt's Honors College for her engagement in learning in the community and using her education to effect positive social change. Read more
January 19, 2013
Doctoral program alum Dr. Robert L. Hewitt spoke about the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Doctoral program alumna Dr. Robert L. Hewitt spoke about the passing of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy to future generations during a service in Chambersburg, PA. Read more
January 18, 2013
MSW alum Charles Small helps get Pittsburgh Public School students "Promise Ready" MSW alum Charles Small was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his leadership role in the "We Promise" program, a new effort to help African-American male students meet the Pittsburgh Promise standards. Read more
January 18, 2013
Professor Lynn Coghill to be honored at the Women of Achievement Awards Dinner Professor Lynn Coghill will be honored at the 8th Annual Celebrate & Share ~ Women of Achievement Awards Dinner for her outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community. Read more