School of Education Diversity News

Sun
Dec
22
Before taking that big step across the Kohl Center stage, students mingled with family and friends, enjoyed breakfast and heard from School of Education Dean Julie Underwood. Congratulations and best of luck to all graduates! To view a photo gallery of the Commencement Celebration, visit the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Thu
Oct
31
Ryan Adserias, a graduate student studying educational leadership and policy analysis within the School of Education, is co-chairing the university’s Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee.
Tue
Oct
22
For the second consecutive year, the Wisconsin Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) will be sponsoring the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Education Leadership and Policy Analysis Professor and Wei LAB Director and Chief Research Scientist, serves as Colloquium Chair.
Tue
Oct
22
Dean Underwood will be spending Oct. 24 through Nov. 3 in China, where she will be joined by David Rosenthal, the School of Education’s Associate Dean for curriculum and international affairs. The two will be traveling both as a team and individually, making stops at five institutions in an effort to enhance current partnerships and agreements, while starting conversations about new opportunities.
Sun
Oct
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education hosted about 250 of its alumni and friends on Saturday, Oct. 12, at its annual Homecoming Tailgate Celebration at Union South. People connected with old friends, checked out the new digs inside Union South and partied with the UW Marching Band prior to heading over to Camp Randall Stadium for an afternoon of fall football fun as the Badgers took on Northwestern.
Tue
Oct
08
The athletic department posted a wonderful article about the James Patterson, the best-selling mystery and children’s book author, and Susan Solie Patterson, the former two-time All-American swimmer at UW-Madison who is an alum of the School of Education.
Thu
Sep
26
There are two sources of funding. One is via School of Education Seed Funding, which supports initiatives and innovations that contribute to the globalization of the School's course and program offerings, and of the UW-Madison campus. In addition, the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER) is providing seed funding for the 2013-2014 academic year to promote international and/or comparative educational research by School of Education faculty and staff.
Wed
Sep
25
The associate dean for external relations with the School of Education is one of five people selected to receive a 2013 Woman of Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Women of Color Network (WWOCN).
Fri
Sep
20
Those from the School of Education being recognized are Professor Li Chiao-Ping, chair of the Dance Department, and Associate Professor Carmen Valdez, who is a faculty member with the Department of Counseling Psychology.
Tue
Sep
17
The four-day conference kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Washington, D.C. On Friday, Sept. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Jackson will participate on a panel looking at "Breaking Barriers: Legislative Actions, White House Initiatives and School District Imperatives for Educating Black Males."
Thu
Sep
12
Creating tests for students is a tricky business under any circumstances. When the students taking the test aren’t native speakers of the language the test is in, the task gets quite a bit more complicated.
Tue
Sep
03
The 90-minute forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Sept., 5, at the Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., and begins at 7 p.m. In addition to Underwood, other confirmed participants include Wisconsin State Senators Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, and Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center.
Sun
Aug
25
School of Education welcoming 11 new faculty members in 2013-14
The Art Department leads the way with three new faculty hires coming to campus this academic year in assistant professors Lynda Barry, Jeffrey Clancy and Helen Lee.
Tue
Aug
06
Mathieu appointed interim director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Robert Mathieu has been appointed interim director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood announced Tuesday. He replaces Adam Gamoran, who stepped down after nine years to accept a position as President of the William T. Grant Foundation. Currently, Mathieu is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison.
Mon
Jul
29
Students reflect on ‘transformative’ service-learning trip to Guatemala
In three of the past five years, UW-Madison Professor Steve Quintana has led groups of graduate students to Guatemala to provide a cultural and professional immersion into psychological services and research in Latin America. Most recently, in May, Quintana returned with a multidisciplinary team of graduate students from the School of Education.
Thu
Jul
18
Learning Connections now available online
“Playing to learn -– and scoring education points,” is the cover story for the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of the School of Education's alumni magazine. The piece examines the leading role those within the school are playing at the intersection of video games and learning.
Tue
Jun
18
Dean Underwood responds to review of teacher preparation programs
She explains why a national review of teacher preparation programs misses the mark by failing to offer a valid measure of UW-Madison's nationally recognized program and its ongoing commitment to developing high-quality teachers of tomorrow.
Fri
Jun
14
Hip-Hop in the Heartland to provide teaching engagement tools
UW-Madison School of Education professors Gloria Ladson-Billings and Maisha T. Winn are among those who will be leading hands-on workshops and curriculum-building lessons during the event.
Thu
Jun
13
Help Desk moving to MERIT Library on July 1
Currently located in room L107 of the Education Building, the Help Desk will move to the MERIT Library, which is housed on the third floor of the Teacher Education Building.
Tue
May
28
Grant to help increase number of African Americans in computing careers
The Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and its colleagues have received a $5 million boost to continue working to increase the number of African American students training for careers in the computing sciences. The Wei LAB is directed by UW-Madison Professor Jerlando F. L. Jackson, who is with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
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