News & Events

Featured News

Professor Katherine Magnuson has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare for her excellence in research on the well-being and…

Our Part-Time Program offers classes on Saturdays in Madison or Eau Claire, features practical experience field placements, and faculty who are professional social workers. This profile of Part-Time Program Instructor Jenny Braunginn is one in a…

Cassandra Theno has dreamed of becoming a social worker and receiving her MSW since watching her own mother, who has a degree in social work, assist people in need.  After having just funded her undergraduate degree, however,…

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

Event Event Type Event Date Event Start Time Event End Time Event Location
Social Work and Social Justice During the 21 Century Populists Movement: What the Profession Needs to Understand Dorothy Pearson Lecture on Equity and Social Justice 05:00 pm 07:00 pm Fluno Center
Milwaukee Alumni Reception and Talk Alumni 05:30 pm 07:30 pm Radio Milwaukee
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.