School of Education Diversity News

Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group. Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. She is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Apr
17
"Fair Play," a video game funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received the 2017 Adolphus Toliver Award for their collaborative work on “Fair Play.” WCER is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Thu
Apr
13
The new student organization Diverse-OT is receiving a 2017 Bucky Award for Social Justice Advocacy, an honor sponsored by UW-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center. This honor recognizes a registered student organization that "makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs." Diverse-OT was created by Caitlin Rhoten and Toni Solaru, two students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Tue
Apr
11
Student veterans and representatives with expertise in veterans issues will be taking part in an event on Saturday, April 22 that’s designed to help future health professionals better understand the history and trends of service-related injuries, different types of combat experiences, and more. The seminar is titled, “Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Professionals and Students,” and it is being co-sponsored by the organizations Veterans, Educators and Traditional Students (VETS), and Diverse-OT.
Tue
Mar
14
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
Thu
Feb
23
Aaron Bird Bear has been appointed the assistant dean for student diversity programs in UW-Madison’s School of Education. In this role, Bird Bear is responsible for leadership around recruiting, supporting and retaining under-represented undergraduate and graduate students, while also serving as the Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinator (MDC) for the School of Education.
Wed
Jan
18
The call for proposals is now open for the 2017 MSAN Institute on Equity Leadership and Cultural Competence being held April 27-28 at The Concourse Hotel in Madison. The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is a national coalition of multiracial, mid-sized, suburban-urban school districts working to understand and eliminate the effects of institutionalized racism on student achievement. The Institute, MSAN’s annual conference, is an intensive two-day professional learning opportunity dedicated to sharing cutting-edge strategies for furthering equity-focused leadership and building cultural competence in K-12 schools.
Thu
Aug
04
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a report examining a new UW-Madison cultural competency training program that’s going to be rolled out during the fall semester and delivered to up to 1,000 freshmen. Among the experts across campus who helped craft the new program, the Journal Sentinel notes in its in-depth report, is the School of Education’s Steve Quintana, a professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology, and an affiliate with the School’s Department of Educational Psychology.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Tue
May
17
Video from Rachelle Winkle-Wagner’s recent talk, “Affirmative Action Under Fire: Discourse on the Texas Top Ten Percent Plan,” organized by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Mon
May
02
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F.L. Jackson authored an op-ed that was published Monday by Education Dive. The opinion piece is headlined: “UW-Madison: Concerned, but committed (at least for now).” A second, smaller headline adds: “Why one professor says he is not jumping ship just yet.” Says Jackson: “For the first time in 16 years, I have to be honest and say it is unclear to me what the future holds for UW-Madison. It is not clear to me what the institution is evolving into as a university.”
Mon
May
02
The fourth annual Performing Ourselves Showcase: Dreaming Big, will feature performances by approximately 75 girls from seven community centers across Madison who, through their choreography, will explore questions about the themes of leadership, community and confidence. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall on the UW-Madison campus.
Mon
Apr
25
District leaders, principals and teachers from nine states will converge at the UW-Madison campus once again on April 26 and 27 for the 2016 Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Institute being held at Union South. Attendees will share current research and best practices with local and national experts on how school districts can develop more equity-focused leadership and nurture cultural competence.
Fri
Apr
15
UW-Madison's Tiffany Jones was recently awarded the Marion McCammond Award, which is a cash award given out annually by the Wisconsin Union. Jones is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. The Marion McCammond Award recognizes outstanding students of color who have made contributions to the UW-Madison community, greater Madison community, or the student’s hometown.
Tue
Mar
15
UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston will be receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Emerging Scholarship from the Multicultural/Multiethnic Education special interest group (SIG) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Charleston is the assistant director and senior research associate for Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), which is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He has also taught in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and is an alumnus of that department, earning his master’s in 2007 and a Ph.D. in 2010.
Mon
Mar
14
The artwork of UW-Madison’s Jerry Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, will be showcased in the Secretary of the Academic Staff Office, room 270 of Bascom Hall. Jordan’s new solo show is titled, “Moments of Divinity.” An opening reception will run from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14. The exhibition runs through July.
Sun
Mar
06
This year marks a decade for the Line Breaks Festival, the largest hip-hop theater festival in the Midwest, which will take place Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 at the Overture Center for the Arts. Line Breaks is produced annually by UW-Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and is curated by Chris Walker, artistic director of First Wave and an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The 2016 festival’s theme is, “Perform the Word: From Idea to Page to Performance.”
Sun
Feb
21
With one year of community collaboration complete, the UW South Madison Partnership has extended its reach to more people on all sides of the equation: community members of all ages, individual and group collaborations between UW–Madison professionals and citizens, and expanded versions of existing successes. Julissa Ventura, a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies, has been instrumental in the helping foster mutually beneficial relationships between South Madison and the university.
Tue
Feb
16
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker will be directing the 10th annual “Moonshine” -- a campus tradition during Black History month -- on Friday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, is a festive performance of African, Caribbean and contemporary dance, hip-hop, spoken word, poetry, drumming, chanting and singing. This year's “Moonshine” will honor UW-Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell, a steadfast supporter of students of color on campus who is leaving to take a similar position at the University of Texas at Austin.
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