School of Education Diversity News

Fri
Sep
05
UW-Madison’s LaVar Charleston, the assistant director of the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), will lead a webinar on African Americans in computing science, organized by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Charleston’s webinar, which begins at 11 a.m., is part of the CIRTLCast Series, which explores topics in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
Wed
Sep
03
Seven leading education research centers, including Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) on the UW-Madison campus, issued a report on Tuesday calling on federal policymakers to undertake reforms to address systemic barriers faced by boys and men of color in education. The Wei LAB is directed by Jerlando F.L. Jackson, who is UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education.
Tue
Sep
02
The artwork of Jerry Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, will be showcased Sept. 2 to 24 in the “Art on Bascom” gallery located on the first floor of the Education Building. Jordan’s new solo show, featuring about a dozen new paintings and drawings in support of teachers, is titled “Classroom Saints.”
Thu
Aug
28
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank will mark the beginning of a new academic year with the Chancellor's Convocation, an annual welcome to incoming freshmen and transfer students. The event will be held Aug. 29, at the Kohl Center from 10:30 a.m. to noon and will highlight a theme fundamental to the university: service. As in past years, Aaron Bird Bear -- the student services coordinator with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs, and an American Indian curriculum consultant -- will host the event
Wed
Aug
13
Educators and a range of stakeholders from across the state are gathering in Madison on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for an event dedicated to celebrating the 25th anniversary of Wisconsin Act 31. The program is free and open to the public, and runs from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. Washington Ave.
Mon
Aug
11
Ten middle schoolers from the Goodman Community Center’s Girls, Inc., group recently took part in a three-day workshop at the Art Lofts, where they used UW-Madison’s glass working facilities for about three hours each afternoon to get hands-on instruction in making neon art, glass blowing and glass etching. The course was co-taught by UW-Madison’s Helen Lee, an assistant professor in the Art Department and head of the university’s Glass Lab, and Brad Corso, a lecturer with the Art Department.
Tue
Jul
29
Julia Benjamin, a doctoral student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was recently selected to chair the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' Committee on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Concerns. As chair, Benjamin will continue to expand the committee's national mentoring program and produce educational resources for students, and also hopes to engage in dialogue about how best to represent and support students' many intersecting identities.
Mon
Jul
28
Madison Magazine published a letter to the editor co-authored by UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood in its July 2014 issue. In it, Underwood and Patrick Sims, UW-Madison’s Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate, highlight the many ways in which the university is deeply committed to helping Madison and surrounding communities address issues related to racial inequity.
Wed
Jul
16
What happens to race in public discussions about “race-neutral” college admissions policies? UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a an article recently published in the July issue of Educational Policy titled, “When Race Disappears: College Admissions Policy Discourse in the State of Texas.”
Thu
Jul
10
Enlarging the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline in Wisconsin is vital to increasing and maintaining its economic stature, according to a new article co-authored by Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) Director Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Wei LAB Assistant Director LaVar J. Charleston, and University of Florida Professor of Computer Science Juan E. Gilbert.
Fri
Jul
04
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. The cover stories for this most recent issue include a look at The Network, a new project within the School that’s building collaborations between university researchers and educators in the field, and an article showcasing the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which is examining some of the most critical issues facing higher education today.
Mon
Jun
30
Two people with the School of Education will be honored later this year as UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color. Those receiving recognition include Ruttanatip (Dang) Chonwerawong, an assistant dean within the School of Education overseeing Student Diversity Programs, and Marla Delgado-Guerrero, a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Counseling Psychology.
Fri
Jun
27
University Communications recently posted a wonderful video titled, “More Than Movement.” The production features UW-Madison student Hyoin Flora Kim, who is majoring in dance. The video also includes commentary from Professor Li Chiao-Ping, who is chair of the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Thu
Jun
26
The CUNA Mutual Group announced Thursday it is committing $1.2 million to Forward Madison, a collaborative between the UW-Madison School of Education and the Madison Metropolitan School District that was announced in March. Forward Madison strengthens the long-standing relationships between the School of Education and Madison Schools by supporting new educators, providing continued professional learning for educators and improving the diversity of MMSD’s workforce.
Thu
Jun
12
In her first blog post for Ed Prep Matters, UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood explains how teaching and teacher training are difficult tasks these days. Ed Prep Matters is the official blog of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Underwood this year is chairing AACTE’s Board of Directors.
Fri
Jun
06
Through the discovery of best practices and the exchange of knowledge, the Minority Student Achievement Network seeks to identify and change school policies and structures that contribute to racial achievement gaps in U.S. schools. MSAN hosted its 2014 Institute in April in Madison, attracting hundreds of educators from public school districts as far away as Arizona and Massachusetts.
Wed
Jun
04
In response to a recent task force report to President Barack Obama on My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative that unites the private sector and philanthropic organizations to improve the lives and outcomes of boys and young men of color in the United States, seven university-based research centers -- including Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) -- have collaborated to issue a statement.
Wed
May
28
Jerry Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, was acknowledged as an Outstanding Educator and Mentor of 2014 by the 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. Jordan was recognized at the organization’s annual awards breakfast on May 10. The 100 Black Men of Madison has awarded honors in education since 2011 to educators in the Madison metropolitan area who have made positive differences in the lives of the city’s children.
Thu
May
22
UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson was acknowledged as an Outstanding Educator of 2014 by the 100 Black Men of Madison at the organization’s annual awards breakfast on May 10. Jackson was nominated in the university category of the organization’s annual awards. Jackson is UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education. He directs Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), and is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
May
19
This past weekend UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2014 graduates by hosting a pair of celebrations at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. To view more than 400 photos from the Ph.D. and MFA Hooding Ceremony and Reception, and the Commencement Breakfast Celebration, visit the School's Facebook Page.
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