News & Events

Featured News

Alumna (MSW '05) and long-time lecturer Teresa Thomas published an essay in a new book about her experiences of overcoming domestic violence as a teenager.

The school recently presented the 2019 School of Social Work Achievement Award to John Elliott, the Deputy Administrator for the Division of Safety and Permanence for the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. The award was part of the "…

Twenty-six MSW students recently received scholarships from our fall competition. The awards, funded and created by alumni donors and friends of the school, recognize outstanding students in our two…

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
Police Interactions with Individuals with Mental Health Illnesses Debra Beebe Memorial Lecture 5:30pm 7:30pm Union South, Varsity Hall
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 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.