Thursday, October 22, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison may be among the organizations to provide services at Dane County’s planned homeless day resource center as part of an initiative that would also bring students the opportunity to work with others across disciplines.


UW has gradually become involved in providing services to homeless people over the past couple of years through the WisCARES program.


Read the full story from the Cap Times

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anna Haley-Lock is an associate professor of social work, whose work primarily focuses on the workplace, investigating low-wage and low-skill employment, inequality in the workplace, and organizational theory. Learn more about Associate Professor Haley-Lock's work.

Monday, October 12, 2015

The School of Social Work's Awards and Scholarship Competition for undergraduate and master's students closes on October 19, 2015.


Over 15 scholarships and awards are made by the School of Social Work through the annual competition. This year, four new awards will be given, three resulting from new donations to the School that were doubled through a match by Advisory Board members. The fourth, the Mary Ann Mutchler-Nelson Opportunity Award, will benefit a master's student who demonstrates a commitment to child, youth and family services. The award is endowed in perpetuity and will benefit our students every year. To learn about the scholarships and how to apply, please visit the Awards & Scholarships webpage.


Awards and scholarships offered have been generously established by alumni and friends of the School of Social Work. If you would like to make a contribution to support students, please visit Make a Donation.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Banished and bullied, at least four transgender people have killed themselves in Wisconsin since 2013, two of them from the same high school. Yet emerging in unlikely places are pockets of support for transgender youth.


This Milwaukee Magazine article explores the experiences of transgender youth in Wisconsin with perspectives from Assistant Professors Maurice Gattis and Sara McKinnon, who recently completed groundbreaking research highlighting common occurrences of discrimination, exlusion and isolation in school.


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Monday, October 05, 2015

Yang Sao Xiong is an assistant professor of social work and Asian American studies. His research examines the various forms and degrees of assimilation that U.S. immigrant groups confront: socioeconomic mobility, linguistic assimilation, spatial assimilation, political incorporation, and health adaptation. Learn more about Assistant Professor Xiong's work.

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