Elizabeth M. Z. Farmer, who is a professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson announced today. Read more.



The 2018 Call for Nominations for the Pitt School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Awards program is now open!  Each year, the SSW celebrates social work excellence by receiving nominations in the following categories:

  • Distinguished Alumni Award—Social Work Education
  • Distinguished Alumni Award—Social Work Practice
  • Outstanding Field Instructor
  • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Rising Star Award

The nominations process is now online!  Follow this link to nominate an impactful Pitt Social Work alumnus today. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, June 30, 2018. Recipients will receive their awards at an alumni event during Pitt’s fall Homecoming festivities.



Assistant Professor James Huguley’s Just Discipline Project is getting national recognition. Read the article in Social Work Today.



Alumnus Kevin Jenkins will step in as president and chief executive officer of Manchester Bidwell Corp. now that Bill Strickland is stepping down. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.



BASW and MSW alumna Betty Lane, the unofficial mayor of Larimer, helps bring a garden to life. Read more on Public Source.



Jeremiah Nash, one of PACS’ College in High School graduates, will give the give Westinghouse valedictory address. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.



Adjunct professor and doctoral alumnus Rick Morycz has been awarded Fellow Status in the Gerontological Society of America, the world’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.



Congratulations! Assistant Professor Darren Whitfield has accepted the appointment as the new Direct Practice Chair.



Dean Larry Davis will be a panelist on “The State of Black Pittsburgh 2018: A Community Forum” which will air June 7 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV. Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.



Doctoral alumnus Darrell Wheeler has been appointed new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Iona College. Read more.

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