Thursday, November 06, 2014

A new advanced graduate course, SW 860: Public Management in Complex Times - Unique Challenges, Unique Opportunities, will be taught in Spring 2015 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.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A number of School of Social Work doctoral students, faculty and recent graduates will present papers at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s annual research conference in Albuquerque, NM, from Nov. 6-8.


The conference brings together multidisciplinary research related to emerging policy issues. This year’s Fall Research Conference theme is “Global Challenges, New Perspectives.”


Presenters are listed below in chronological order, alongside the title of their paper and information on the time of the panel in which they will present. For more information on each panel, such as location, follow the link provided in the panel’s title....

Monday, November 03, 2014

A great deal has been written about the changing face of the traditional family.

With these changes in family dynamics, come similar shifts when divorce enters the picture. Dr. Maria Cancian, a professor of Public Affairs and Social Work at The University of Wisconsin Madison, takes a look at the landscape of divorce and custody in modern times...


Read the full article at the Academic Minute

Monday, November 03, 2014

Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day!

Find your polling place and learn about the candidates and referendums on your ballot at My Vote Wisconsin.


It will not be necessary to show identification to vote in this election, and first-time voters can register at the polls if not already registered (an ID and document to prove residency are necessary to register). See the first-time voter registration document and proof of residence document for more information.

#SocialWorkersVote - Make sure your voice is heard!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

By Meghan Chua

Dr. Sarah Font, who completed her Ph.D. through the UW-Madison School of Social Work this year, has received an honorable mention in the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award.


The highly competitive award recognizes the significance of the topic of her dissertation, “Child Outcomes in Out-of-Home Placement: The Role of Placement Type,” as well as the quality of analysis and its contribution to social work knowledge.


“This is a truly well-deserved honor,” said Professor Lawrence Berger. “Sarah is a uniquely talented young scholar, who in my opinion is doing the most rigorous work to date on foster care placement types and children’s experiences and outcomes.”


The award will be presented in early January at the annual Society for Social Work and Research conference.

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