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Thursday, April 07, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work is hosting its free community “Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture” on labor market trends and income inequality on Friday, April 15, at 4:30 pm, in the auditorium of the Fluno Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

 

The speaker will be nationally-renowned labor scholar Dr. Annette Bernhardt, a visiting professor at the UC Berkeley sociology department and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment/Labor Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Bernhardt will present evidence that paints a complex picture of where the labor market is headed, its impacts on low-wage workers and needed policy responses.

 

In her talk, “It’s Not All About Uber: The Jobs, Labor Standards, and Policy Infrastructure We Need For the Future,” Bernhardt will address challenges regarding the organization of work in the United States, particularly in the emerging on-demand economy. Dr. Bernhardt’s research tracking the low-wage recovery and growing income inequality has received widespread media coverage. 

 

The “Roberta Gassman Distinguished Lecture Series” and the “Roberta Gassman School of Social Work Opportunities Fund” were established by the School of Social Work in recognition of Roberta Gassman being awarded the School’s “2010 Distinguished...

Thursday, April 07, 2016

School and Campus Climate Forum

For School of Social Work students, staff and faculty

 

Monday, April 11 • 5:30 PM

Room 114, School of Social Work

 

As a result of #theRealUW initiative, which has brought necessary attention to persisting racial issues on campus, many of us at the School of Social Work have been talking about campus climate and structural issues around racial, economic and social injustice that need systematic attention. Come together on Monday evening to share those ideas and strategize about change that we can enact or propose for the UW-Madison campus to ensure a just and supportive environment for students, staff, and faculty.

 

If you cannot attend and have ideas to share, please email director@socwork.wisc.edu or share your ideas with colleagues who will attend.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Shannon Davis dropped out of college at age 20 due to severe health problems. Almost two decades later, she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, wondering if she’d have the physical strength to navigate campus.

 

Davis rose to the occasion by excelling in her classes and earning admission to the UW–Madison School of Social Work. This spring, she’s proud to be a student keynote speaker for the school’s graduate recognition ceremony.

 

Davis will be awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Returning Adult Student Award for continuing her education in the face of extreme challenges, and Davis and other recipients will be honored at a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Varsity Hall in UW–Madison’s Union South. She will receive a $1,000 award.

 

Read the announcement from UW News

Friday, April 01, 2016

May 12, 2016 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

The Brink Lounge,

701 E. Washington Ave., Madison

 

On May 12, Social Work alumni and 2016 graduates will gather at the Brink Lounge 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, March 28, 2016

Register soon for the advanced graduate seminar, SW 869: Influencing Political Systems for Social Change, taught in fall 2016 by Senior Fellow Roberta Gassman, MSSW, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training at the U.S. Department of Labor and former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.


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