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.


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. ...

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