Welcome to The School of Social Work

Noted labor scholar Stephanie Luce, Ph.D.

“Lifting Up Low-Wage Work”

Stephanie Luce, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Labor Studies, CUNY


Thursday, April 24, 2014

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Waisman Center Auditorium, Madison

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In 2011, 28 percent of all U.S. workers – almost 37 million people - earned poverty-wages. Despite a supposed economic...

April 17, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm

Great Dane Hilldale, Madison

with co-hosts:

Debra Westby, BSW '13
Thom Duncan, MSW '12
Tiffany Thompson Scully, BSW '06, MSW '07


On April 17, Social Work alumni and 2014 graduates will gather at the Great Dane Hilldale for a FREE relaxed evening catching up with old friends and making new connections. Please join us!


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Professor Alfred Kadushin,
1916 – 2014

To honor the memory of late Professor Alfred Kadushin, the Alfred Kadushin Dissertation Research Award is being established by the Kadushin family, School of Social Work alumni, his friends, colleagues and former students. Professor Kadushin taught at the School for more than forty years and was one of the nation’s leading scholars in child welfare services, social work and social work education.


This annual award will assist a Social Work doctoral student’s dissertation research. Preference will be given to a student whose work is in the field of child welfare, an area central to Professor Kadushin’s research and scholarship. 


For information about how to support the fund, which will be established soon, please contact Mel Morgenbesser, mmorgenb@wisc.edu.

A new course from Fall 2013, SW 869: Influencing Political Systems for Social Change, will be taught again in Fall 2014 by Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman, MSSW, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the US Department of Labor, and former Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development. Watch the video above, then read more about the class....

Wednesday, April 9th 
8:30am - 4:30pm
Union South

The LGBTQ Allies and School of Social Work are excited to host the first annual LGBTQ conference: Knowledge, Practice, and Reflection: Working Effectively With the LGBTQ Community. 

This event is open for UW-Madison School of Social Work students, faculty, staff, agency supervisors and alumni. View the conference agenda and register by Tuesday, April 1 through the Office of Human Resource Development (OHRD) website.

This event is FREE; CEUs and CEHs will be offered at no cost to participants.


Upcoming Events


  1. The Robert J. Lampman Memorial Lecture: Neighborhoods vs. Schools, with Lawrence Katz, Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics, Harvard University


  1. Meet the New IRP Affiliate Series: How Neighborhood Effects Differ by Family Poverty and Developmental Timing, with Felix Elwert, Vilas Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  2. Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture: "Lifting Up Low Wage Work," Stephanie Luce, Ph.D.

April 25

  1. Spring Child Welfare Dialogue: Fathers and Child Welfare - From Gaps to Opportunities, with Jennifer Bellamy, MSSW, Ph.D.

Part-Time Program

Child Welfare at the School of Social Work

Field Education

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