Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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,

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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 recovery, the U.S. is facing a crisis of low-wage jobs and working poverty, and even workers with...

Friday, April 04, 2014

Noted national labor scholar to deliver 2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture at UW Waisman Center


Noted labor scholar
Stephanie Luce, Ph.D.

In 2011, 28 percent of U.S. workers – almost 37 million people – earned poverty-wages. 


Despite a supposed economic recovery, the U.S. is facing a crisis of low-wage jobs and working poverty, and even workers with college degrees cannot be assured of attaining high wages and stable jobs.


Stephanie Luce, associate professor of labor studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education at the City University of New York (CUNY) School for Professional Studies, and a nationally renowned scholar on low wage work, will speak at UW-Madison on April 24, 2014.


“We are thrilled to have Professor Luce deliver the 2014 Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture,” said School of Social Work Professor and Director Jan Greenberg. “The problem of working poverty is growing in the United States, and impacts the practice of social work at all levels.”


Luce’s talk, “Lifting Up Low Wage Work,” will discuss possible solutions to the low-wage jobs crisis in the U.S. 

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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....

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