School of Education Diversity News

Tue
Mar
11
The U.S. News & World Report's graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fifth overall, behind only Johns Hopkins University, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University and Stanford University. This marks the 15th time in the past 16 years that, according to U.S. News, UW-Madison has maintained a top 10 ranking among all schools of education.
Mon
Mar
10
The son of a drill sergeant in Fort Benning, Ga., Jerlando F. L. Jackson quickly learned the value of structure and organization. But there, in a rural area of the Deep South, deeper lessons about inclusion and diversity took root. Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, today studies the effects of diversity in the workplace and academia.
Thu
Mar
06
The School of Education's Gloria Ladson-Billings and Aaron Bird Bear will be helping to headline the Student Development Conference that’s being hosted by UW-La Crosse Friday and Saturday. This year’s conference is about “Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Future Teachers.”
Thu
Mar
06
The Wisconsin Alumni Association recently introduced its 2014 Forward under 40 honorees. These are UW–Madison graduates under the age of 40 who are making an impact on the world by living the Wisconsin Idea. And one of this year’s winners, 28-year-old Jarius King, made note of the School of Education’s Dang Chonwerawong as one of his heros.
Wed
Mar
05
chool of Education Dean Julie Underwood is one of four finalists for provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Communications announced Wednesday. The provost is the chief academic officer of the university, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the curricular, student and faculty life on campus. In the absence of the chancellor, the provost assumes the role of chief executive.
Fri
Feb
14
Created in 2010 by the Wei LAB and implemented in 2011 by the university’s Office of Academic Services in the athletic department, the Beyond the Game program entails classes, seminars, and a practicum experience. Its primary goal is to improve graduation rates and post-graduate outcomes of student athletes. The Wei LAB is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the School of Education.
Tue
Feb
11
A free semester-long series of lectures on hip-hop education will bring the nation's top scholars, artists and leaders in the growing field of hip-hop studies to the UW-Madison campus to teach about the teaching and learning theories behind this innovative education movement. The lecture series is hosted by UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and Pedagogical Flows.
Mon
Feb
03
The spring football game is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at Camp Randall Stadium. The annual scrimmage will give fans a chance to get an early look at Head Coach Gary Andersen’s 2014 Badgers, while also providing support to the School of Education’s commitment to bolstering student literacy, which is crucial to the success of individuals both within the classroom and throughout life.
Mon
Jan
27
A campus event in December brought together about 60 faculty members from UW-Madison's Department of Surgery and the School of Education to brainstorm about joint projects. Think of it as an "e-Harmony" for research. Dr. Craig Kent, chairman of surgery, said he hopes that it is at least as successful as a 2010 “speed dating” event with engineering faculty. That one resulted in several research partnerships between surgeons and engineers.
Sat
Jan
04
Although 2014 is now upon us, UW-Madison’s School of Education invites you to take a look back at some of the special moments from the past year in a video titled, "2013: A Year in Review." We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Mon
Dec
23
This newest issue of the UW-Madison School of Education's news magazine spotlights the range of ways in which those within the School are making a difference locally, around the state and across the globe.
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.
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