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...


Read the full article from On Wisconsin

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...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Marsha Mailick, the former long-time director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Waisman Center, was named today by Chancellor Rebecca Blank as the university's first vice chancellor for research and graduate education.


Mailick, an expert on autism and other developmental disabilities, joined the UW-Madison faculty in 1988 and directed the Waisman Center for 13 years, beginning in 2001. Since September, she has served as interim vice chancellor for research and graduate education, a role created in May of last year when the faculty senate approved a broad reorganization of the university's programs of research and graduate education.


Read the full article from UW News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi addressing Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman’s “Public Management in Complex Times” advanced graduate seminar

Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman has her fair share of public management experience, as former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the United States Department of Labor and former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.


But in addition to drawing upon those experiences in the classroom, Gassman has expanded her students’ access to top leaders in different levels of...

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