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Kate Shaw, MSW ’05, has a great deal of experience working with the elderly. She served as Executive Director of the West Madison Senior Center, was a social worker at Agrace Hospice, and worked with the Dane County Task Force on Aging. While she…

The School of Social Work is proud to share that the 2018 Moving Past Failed Student Outcomes into Models of Success conference, hosted by Sankofa-Educational Leadership United, will take place in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday, November 2 at the…

MSW student Kianna Goodwin has been selected by the National Association of Social Work (NASW) as a 2018-2019 Verne LeMarr Lyons Scholarship recipient. Lyons Scholarships are awarded to master's degree candidates in social work who have…

Featured Events

Every semester the School hosts lectures, conferences, alumni receptions, and more. Many events, such as the Distinguished Alumni Lecture, are open to all. Others focus on students and practicing social workers, such as the Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference. Continuing Education Credits are available at no or little cost for several events.

See the whole list of event series and featured events

Public Events

Events not sponsored by the School of Social Work are listed for your convenience. Please independently verify non-Social Work event times and locations before attending. To add events to this calendar, please contact our staff with event details.

Events may be sponsored by Social Work or other entities. Email events@socwork.wisc.edu to add an event. (VR) indicates that the event will be video recorded and made available on YouTube.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend the monthly All School Meeting. Minutes are generally posted within a week of the meeting and can be found here. Other meetings may not be open to outside attendees pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(a-e); please check with the organizer. Pursuant to Wis.Stats., Section 19.85(1)(a-e) during part of the meeting, the Executive Committee and Faculty Search Committee will meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters.

If you need an accommodation to attend an event sponsored by the School of Social Work, please contact Bill Heiss. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

If you're looking for the UW-Madison academic calendar, find it on the Secretary of the Faculty's website.