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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


UPDATE: This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled in the fall.


March 31, 2016 | 5:00 pm

Varsity Hall, Union South

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"The Equal Oppressions Paradigm: A 21st Century Social Justice Dilemma"


Jerome H. Schiele, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies, Bowie State University


Dr. Schiele will discuss the Equal Oppressions Paradigm, which posits that every source of oppression is equal to...

Monday, March 21, 2016

Clinical professor emerita Rosemarie Carbino (pictured on left with her co-presenter and conference participants) recently presented a paper at the International Foster Care Orgnization (IFCO) Conference in Sydney, Australia. Carbino, and her co-presenter, Jill Worrall, from New Zealand, gave a presentation entitled, "Dealing with allegations of maltreatment in kinship care," a topic which had not been addressed in prior conferences.


Carbino retired in 2011 after forty-one years of teaching courses on child welfare, foster and kinship care, and social work practice, and continues to provide education, consultation and support to foster care organizations and programs.


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