Monday, October 20, 2014

By Meghan Chua


UW-Madison School of Social Work Director Jan Steven Greenberg will be honored by the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare with a fellowship in the prestigious organization.


Fellowship in the Academy recognizes outstanding research, scholarship and practice in the field of social work or social welfare.


"It is a great honor to be selected and to join my esteemed colleagues, Dan Meyer and Marsha Mailick, as a member of the Academy,” Greenberg said. “It speaks to the very high regard our national leaders in social work research have for the quality of scholarship of faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work....

Friday, October 17, 2014

Investments in early childhood education can pay for themselves because they substantially boost students’ chances of educational and economic achievement over the course of their lives.


That was the finding of a paper presented at a conference on economic opportunity and inequality sponsored by the Boston Fed.


The paper argues that strong educational guidance in the early stages of life has huge long-term payoffs.

“We demonstrate that increasing enrollments for preschoolers in the year before school entry is a worthwhile investment that will have important economic payoffs in terms of increased human capital accumulation and later earnings,” write Katherine Magnuson of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Greg Duncan, a professor at the University of California, Irvine....


Read the full article at the Wall Street Journal

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Badger 2 Badger: Student and Alumni Networking Session


4:00 – 5:00 PM, Thursday, October 23

Union South, Varsity III

Free; Refreshments provided


Join social work alumni from around the country for a networking session at Union South on Thursday, October 23. Five alumni of the School of Social Work will be available to speak with you about your potential career trajectories and may be able to give you helpful suggestions as you consider the possibilities for jobs in social work, along with how your social work skills can be valuable and marketable in many other areas.


Organized by the Letters & Science Career Initiative

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The School of Social Work's Awards and Scholarship Competition for undergraduate and master's students opens October 3 and closes on October 24, 2014.


Over 15 scholarships and awards are made by the School of Social Work through the annual competition. This year, two new awards, the Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship, and the John Cordts Slack Memorial Scholarship, offer support to students working in mental health and substance abuse areas. To learn about the scholarships and how to apply, please visit the Awards & Scholarships webpage.


Awards and scholarships offered have been generously established by alumni and friends of the School of Social Work. If you would like to make a contribution to support students, please visit Make a Donation. Matching funds are available for first-time donors who make a contribution to support students.

Monday, September 29, 2014

If you or someone you know are thinking about returning to graduate school, the University of Wisconsin Grad School Virtual Fair is a great way to learn more about your options for earning a master’s in social work or a Ph.D. in social welfare.


Join us between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM CST on September 30, 2014 to chat with an advisor and find out if our programs are right for you.


Prospective students are also welcome to contact our Admissions office to set up an appointment to speak with an advisor at any time.

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