Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of former state representative Tamara Grigsby, MSSW ’00, who dedicated her career to advocating for families, women, and children in Wisconsin, and most recently focused on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in education, employment and the criminal justice as the director of the Department of Equity and Inclusion in Dane County. Tamara will be greatly missed by the social work community and the citizens of Wisconsin who benefited from her tireless work.


Read the article from The Capital Times



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The School of Social Work is offering popular courses and courses addressing contemporary issues during the summer, in addition to Psychopathology courses designed to help graduate students and professionals meet requirements for social work licensure. Learn more about the summer courses.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
SW 453 • 6/13-8/7 • 3 credits
Discusses social, legal, political and ethical considerations of alcohol and psychotropic drugs in the U.S. Learn more >

Social Justice and the Great American City

SW 674 • 6/13-7/10 • 2-3 credits
Through the lens of the HBO’s The Wire, explores issues of economic and social inequality in America. Learn more >

Social Activism and Advocacy
SW 676 • 6/13-7/10 • 2-3 credits
Introduces students to social advocacy and activism through major historical and contemporary social movements in U.S. ...

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Laura Klunder's adoption experience shaped her desire to change Korea's adoption law and fight discrimination against unmarried mothers.


Her work with Adoptee Solidarity Korea resulted in a 2012 amendment that will enable adoptees to trace their family history, and will provide support for mothers considering putting their children up for adoption.


Klunder is one of eight UW alumni being honored with a Forward Under 40 Awards, which recognizes alumni under 40 who are already making a significant impact on the world by upholding the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that knowledge and discovery from the university positively impact the world beyond the borders of campus.


Read the full profile of Laura Klunder

Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Health, Aging & Disability Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by Oak Park Place


“Sexuality and Aging”


Melanie Ramey, MSW & Executive Director

Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts (HOPE) of Wisconsin


Thursday, March 10th | 12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.

Room 300, School of Social Work Building


As a society, we are becoming more aware of the continuing importance of emotional relationships as people grow older. What roles do love and sex play in giving meaning to later life? How is it possible to keep a romance going...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


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In a recent episode of University of the Air, researchers Lawrence Berger, Professor of Social Work and Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW-Madison, and Kristen Slack, Professor in the School of Social Work, explain their research exploring the link between child maltreatment and socioeconomic factors.


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