School of Education Diversity News

Sat
Jan
17
UW-Madison alumna Alicia Montague-Keels has received the 2014 Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers’ (WAFLT) Future Language Teacher Award. This honor is given to students in teacher-training programs who have shown exceptional promise and potential to become outstanding world language educators. She graduated from UW-Madison in May 2014 with a degree in Chinese Education and currently is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and is a fourth grade teacher in Philadelphia.
Fri
Dec
05
Upward Bound was one of the original federal Great Society programs of the 1960s and it remains the single largest college access program in the country. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) is hosting a webcast featuring Douglas Harris as he discusses his WISCAPE working paper that takes a look at the program 50 years after its inception. This paper is co-authored by Alan Nathan and Ryne Marksteiner.
Wed
Nov
26
UW-Madison’s Aydin Bal is the lead author of an article that appears in the latest edition of the journal Remedial and Special Education. The paper is titled, “Systemic Transformation from the Ground–Up: Using Learning Lab to Design Culturally Responsive Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports.” It examines the implementation of Bal’s Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS) program.
Tue
Nov
25
A blog post by Kathleen T. Horning, the director of UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), was published in November by The Conversation. The article is headlined, “How this year’s National Book Awards could change the face of children’s literature.” Horning writes, “in an era when 80 percent of the new children’s books published each year are exclusively about white characters, it’s significant that in 2014 we have four out of five award finalists about characters who are not."
Thu
Nov
20
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received a landmark gift of $100 million from John and Tashia Morgridge, representing the largest single contribution from individual donors in the history of the institution. A 1955 graduate of the School of Education, Tashia Frankfurth Morgridge has maintained close ties with the school, serving on its board of visitors and, with her husband, sponsoring scholarships to support students preparing to become teachers. A retired special education teacher, she has been a volunteer teacher for students with learning disabilities.
Sat
Nov
15
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be delivering a free public talk Nov. 20 in Fullerton, Calif., titled, “Getting Serious About Education: Cultivating Culturally Relevant Teachers for New Century Students.” The talk is part of “Education Week” events being hosted by Cal State Fullerton’s College of Education.
Fri
Nov
14
After nearly a decade leading UW-Madison’s School of Education, Dean Julie Underwood announced today that she is stepping aside from her post in August 2015 to return to the faculty. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as dean of the School of Education for 10 years,” says Underwood. “I intend to remain active in UW life and continue working as a member of the faculty.” She has been dean since August 2005, with a short break in those duties from January to July 2009, when she served as UW-Madison’s interim provost.
Thu
Oct
23
A webinar about African Americans in STEM and the computing sciences featuring UW-Madison’s LaVar J. Charleston is now available online. The Sept. 9 talk, organized by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL), was part of the CIRTLCast Series, which explores topics in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Wed
Oct
22
Julissa Ventura, a Ph.D. candidate with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Policy Studies, will be presenting at the Morgridge Center for Public Service’s first "Bagels and Research: Community-based Research in Action" program of the 2014-15 academic year. This event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, in room 154 of the Red Gym.
Tue
Sep
30
Professor john powell, one of the nation’s leading experts on race, structural racialization and opportunity structures, will be facilitating a conversation with UW-Madison School of Education faculty, students and administrators from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Powell will talk about structural racialization and the opportunity gap in education and how we can move towards a more equitable, shared future in our city and state.
Tue
Sep
30
The 2014 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, a research gathering set to explore the global dynamics of black males in the educational pipeline, runs Oct. 1-4 at Morehouse College in Atlanta. The event’s lead organizer is Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), an education research laboratory based out of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison’s School of Education. The Wei LAB is directed by Jerlando F.L. Jackson, who is UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education.
Tue
Sep
30
UW-Madison’s Maisha T. Winn will be presenting a paper on Wednesday, Oct. 1, during the Fourth Congress of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) in Sydney, Australia. Winn will discuss, “Toward a Restorative English Education Pedagogy in the Third Space.”
Fri
Sep
12
Nicola Rollock, the deputy director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education (CRRE) at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) and associate editor of the journal "Race Ethinicity & Education," has been named a Wei LAB Visiting Scholar and will speak at UW-Madison Thursday, Sept. 18. Rollock will provide a keynote address outlining her work on the Black middle classes and education in the United Kingdom from 2 to 4 p.m. The lecture is titled, “The Colour of Class: The Educational Strategy of the Black Middle Classes in the United Kingdom.”
Mon
Sep
08
Women and people of color working in higher education continue to bump up against glass ceilings despite years of effort to eradicate discriminatory employment practices, according to a new book edited by UW-Madison’s Jerlando F. L. Jackson. The book, “Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges,” reveals the glass ceiling phenomenon to be more complex and harder to solve than previously thought.
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.
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