Friday, April 22, 2016

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Education has selected a project submitted by professors Lawrence Berger and Nora Cate Schaeffer (Sociology) to support through the first funding round of the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative.


The initiative supports highly innovative and groundbreaking research projects that "could transform a field, solve a long-standing problem, contribute to social policy or launch a key new techology," said Vice Chancellor Marsha Mailick.


The Wisconsin Study of Family Complexity and Public Policy is a pilot project designed to document the reality of complex families and examine how well our current safety net policies are aligned with the reality of the families that the policies were designed to help.


Most American children do not spend their entire childhood living with both biological parents, and yet social and family policies are rooted in the era when that was still the case.


Professors Maria Cancian, Marcia J....

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Phi Alpha Honors Society inducted its newest members on April 6 in a ceremony on campus.


The 2016 inductees include Samantha Azuma, Mollie Barden, Delaney Coe, Shannon Davis, Sophie Gotlieb, Alexandra Hansen, Casey Hanson, Courtney Peist, Britny Smuk, Ashley Thomas, Megan Wendt, and Sierra Widule...

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....

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