Tag School of Social Work
Meet the 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award recipientsApril 6, 2023
Twelve faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the university’s finest educators.
Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet ownersFebruary 28, 2020
The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.
In Wisconsin, 3 in 5 people with Down syndrome diagnosed with dementia by age 55October 28, 2019
A UW–Madison researcher says the findings "show us areas where we need to invest resources in services, treatment and research.”
UW partnerships take 1st, 2nd in Alliance for the American Dream competitionJune 28, 2019
LIFT Dane shared first place for its plan to help Dane County families who are weighed down by fixable civil legal problems and We Care for Dane Kids shared second place with its multi-pronged approach to transform the county's early childhood and after school care sectors.
Maria Cancian named Galbraith Fellow for work on child welfareJanuary 17, 2018
Cancian and her research have shaped national research agendas and discourse on child support policy, poverty policy and child welfare policy, and generated more than $50 million in grants to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference to feature Symone SandersJanuary 12, 2018
The UW–Madison School of Social Work will host its fourth-annual Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference on Friday, January 26, 2018. This conference is…
New Faculty Focus: Lynette StuderNovember 17, 2017
The social work professor has worked primarily in the community with individuals with severe mental illnesses in a model called Assertive Community Treatment
Training social work students to serve Wisconsin familiesNovember 8, 2017
The School of Social Work’s Public Welfare Training Program prepares students to join the ranks of professionals who assist and advocate for children and families throughout the state.
New Faculty Focus: Pajarita CharlesOctober 31, 2017
Professor Pajarita Charles' work is concentrated on supporting healthy child development among children of formerly incarcerated fathers.
New Faculty Focus: Lara GerassiOctober 3, 2017
Social Work Professor Lara Gerassi was noticing sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on a daily basis as a social worker, and she eventually returned to school to dedicate a career to research in these areas.
New Faculty Focus: Lauren Bishop-FitzpatrickSeptember 5, 2017
A new professor in the School of Social Work specializes in helping adults with autism.
Social work graduate: ‘My greatest goal … is to make people see each other as human beings’May 9, 2016
A 16-year-old boy is shown into the room. There are four tables set up in a rectangle; seven people sit around the ‘“U,” facing him.
Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016May 9, 2016
Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.
New coursework will prepare social workers for aging populationFebruary 2, 2016
New graduate options will be offered in fall 2016 through the part-time Master of Social Work Program offered in Eau Claire and Madison.
Caring for pets and their people, even when housing is hardDecember 21, 2015
Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education and Social Services provides basic veterinary care for pets in Dane County whose owners are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. But it also does much more.
UW child welfare program keeps social workers in WisconsinFebruary 6, 2015
A social work program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison boasts a nearly 100 percent placement rate for graduates, and the majority of those jobs are in Wisconsin.
Student veterans find another service opportunity in social workNovember 11, 2014
Social work is an increasingly popular choice for veterans returning to graduate school. Just under 20 percent of graduate students receiving veteran’s benefits at UW–Madison are pursuing a master’s degree in social work, according to data from the UW–Madison Graduate School, while only 4 percent of graduate students overall are enrolled in the MSW Program.
Employees recognized with Administrative Improvement AwardsMay 20, 2014
Three teams and one individual have been chosen to receive the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s 2014 Administrative Improvement Award.
Cancian nominated assistant secretary for children and familiesFebruary 14, 2014
President Barack Obama has nominated Maria Cancian, an associate dean and professor in the College of Letters & Science, for assistant secretary for children and families (family support) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Social work scholar Alfred Kadushin dies at 97February 13, 2014
Professor Alfred Kadushin was one of the nation's leading scholars in child welfare services and social work. He was the author of sixty-six journal articles and six books, and was known as a caring teacher and mentor during a UW–Madison academic career that spanned 40 years, ending in 1990.