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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi addressing Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman’s “Public Management in Complex Times” advanced graduate seminar

Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman has her fair share of public management experience, as former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the United States Department of Labor and former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.


But in addition to drawing upon those experiences in the classroom, Gassman has expanded her students’ access to top leaders in different levels of...

April 20, 2015 | 5:00 pm

Varsity Hall, Union South

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“The Tip of the Iceberg: Social Work, Social Justice and Social Action”


Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., MPH, ACSW

Dean, School of Social Work, Loyola University-Chicago

President, National Association of Social Workers


The practice of social work calls us to consider regularly the challenges facing many of the most marginalized and oppressed groups. One of the challenges frequently facing our profession is demonstrating the added value of social work practices toward the amelioration of these social injustices....


"Alive Inside" Documentary Screening

A provocative film that explores how music can combat memory loss and restore

a deep sense of self to those suffering from dementia


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 • 4:30 pm

Cooper Hall Auditorium, 701 Highland Ave., Madison

Free Event • Refreshments Provided


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Co-sponsored by the Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE), the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Music, Pharmacy and Social Work, and the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

The LGBTQ Allies and the School of Social Work invite you to


What is an Ally? Creating Safe, Inclusive Spaces for LGBTQ+ People

Gabriel C. Javier, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, LGBT Campus Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Friday, April 10, 2015 • 8:30-11:00am

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Madison

Free Event • Refreshments Provided


.2 CEUs / 2 CEHs 

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By Meghan Chua

“To us, it felt so absurd.”


Meg Diestelmann was a leader in the School of Social Work’s LGBTQ Allies Group last fall when she and her fellow co-chairs heard the Council on Social Work Education wanted to remove the definition of diversity from its accreditation standards.


The nation’s main accrediting body for schools of social work has defined diversity as a number of components that make up an individual’s identity. In its latest revision of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards – set to go into effect in 2015 – the CSWE took up a proposal to remove that list of characteristics...



April 7

  1. Yoga for Social Workers, with Caitlin Callaghan
  2. Mindfulness Meditation, with Cedarose Keeley

April 8

  1. Careers in Aging Week Film Screening: "Alive Inside"

April 9

  1. Mindfulness Meditation, with Devin Coogan

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

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