Friday, April 15, 2016

School of Social Work Librarian Jane Linzmeyer and Professor Tracy Schroepfer were honored during the annual March is Social Work Month gathering in Madison on March 16. Sponsored by NASW-WI’s South Central Wisconsin Branch and the School of Social Work, the event brings together social workers from South Central Wisconsin.


Linzmeyer received the School of Social Work’s Social Work Achievement Award recognizing her 20 years leading the Virginia Franks Memorial Social Work Library, She has been of great assistance to students, faculty, and community members, and has been a particularly important source of support to new students, students from underrepresented minority groups, and students returning to school after many years. Linzmeyer, always a strong advocate for diversity and social justice, has made the social work library a place of inclusion....

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


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It's not all about Uber:

The jobs, labor standards, and policy infrastructure we need for the future


Annette Bernhardt, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, UC Berkeley


Friday, April 15, 2016

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Fluno Center Auditorium, Madison


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Current debates about the future of work are dominated by anxiety about Uber and...

Monday, April 11, 2016

Stephanie Robert (center) with Liz Lightfoot (left), GADE Chair, and Sheryl Zimmerman, GADE Secretary


School of Social Work professor and director Stephanie Robert delivered the keynote presentation at the Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education (GADE) Conference on March 31st at the University of North Carolina.


GADE was established 25 years ago to provide a forum to share ideas and strategies to promote excellence in doctoral education. Robert’s presentation, entitled Mentorship To Benefit Students and Faculty, reflected her dedication to providing doctoral students and faculty members with quality training to become successful scholars and teachers....

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 or share your ideas with colleagues who will attend.

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