Friday, April 10, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Odyssey Project helps adults facing adversity get a jump-start on a college degree. Over the past 12 years, participants have journeyed from poverty and incarceration to meaningful work in the community. This year, the new Lisa Munro Next Generation Scholarship is granting $1,000 to an Odyssey Project graduate who is continuing her educational journey by pursuing a master's in social work.


Read the full article from UW News

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

May 6, 2014 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Vintage Brewing Co.,

674 South Whitney Way, Madison


On May 6, Social Work alumni and 2015 graduates will gather at the Vintage Brewing Company for a FREE relaxed evening catching up with old friends and making new connections. Please join us!


Please RSVP and share the event on Facebook.

Monday, April 06, 2015

By Meghan Chua


Photo Credit: NAMI Dane County / Terry Talbot

Ed Erwin, a field seminar facilitator and honorary fellow in the School of Social Work, has received an award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness to recognize his contributions to mental health in Dane County.


NAMI Dane County chose Erwin (BA ’06, MSW ’07) for the Jim Hinsberger Award for Excellence, which recognizes an individual with mental illness who serves as a role model by promoting...

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day for Philip Tedeschi ’84, MS’87. And you couldn’t find a better-tempered, sweeter-eyed dog than Samara, Tedeschi’s black lab — which is only to be expected from the poster dog of a cutting-edge, animal-assisted therapy program.


Tedeschi is the executive director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver, which he co-founded in 2005. Housed within the university’s School of Social Work, the institute offers an animal-assisted social-work certificate to students in the master’s degree program, and distance learners can earn an animals-and-human-health certificate...


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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 13, 2015 | 8:15 am - 4:00 pm

School of Nursing Auditorium, UW-Madison

Confronting Racial Injustice: Social Workers Moving Beyond Neutrality


Free Event • Free CEUs/CEHs Provided • RSVP Required

Questions? Please contact Mary Paulauskis at (608) 263-3660.


The School of Social Work at UW-Madison will be hosting a free one-day conference for social workers and social work students. The conference will focus on racial disparities in education and the criminal justice system, as well, as the over representation of people of color among those living in poverty. The conference will focus on African Americans, since they are more disproportionately disadvantaged in these three areas. The one-day conference will provide a forum for social workers and social...

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