School of Education Diversity News

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.
Thu
May
23
Jackson helps students negotiate higher education landscape
He recently gave a talk during a roundtable session at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association in San Francisco. This year marked AERA’s 17th annual continuation of “Conversations with Senior Scholars on Advancing Research and Professional Development Related to Black Education.”
Sat
May
18
School of Ed recognizes 2013 master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates
UW-Madison’s School of Education honored its 2013 master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates with a special Spring Commencement Breakfast Reception Saturday morning. Graduates, friends and family took time to pose for pictures during the big event. Check out a photo album from Saturday’s reception by visiting the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Fri
May
17
School of Education honors Spring 2013 Ph.D. and MFA graduates
UW-Madison’s School of Education honored its Spring 2013 Ph.D. and MFA graduates with a special Hooding Ceremony and Reception Friday evening at the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion adjacent to the Kohl Center. Check out a photo album of the big event by visiting the School of Education’s Facebook page.
Thu
May
02
Hansen examines costs of minority student programs during WISCAPE brown bag
The professor emeritus of economics and a WISCAPE affiliate gave a presentation on Wednesday, May 1, in which he shared his research examining the full resource costs of minority and disadvantaged student programs at UW-Madison and throughout the UW System. A video of that talk now is available for viewing.
Thu
Apr
18
MSAN inspires Madison-area student leaders to hold forum on race
nspired to be agents of change in their communities, eight students at Verona Area High School hosted hundreds of their peers from around Dane County for a two-day conference April 8-9 featuring renowned educator Calvin Terrell.
Wed
Apr
17
School of Education honoring its distinguished faculty, staff
The School of Education’s sterling reputation is due in large part to the dedication and talents of its faculty and staff, and this event allows the school to recognize some of its most outstanding members.
Wed
Apr
10
‘Credo,’ a free concert questioning exclusivity in spaces of worship, April 19-20
“Credo: A Question of Faith in Music, Movement and Poetry,” begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The work features UW-Madison’s Madrigal Singers, dance students, First Wave scholars and more.
Thu
Mar
21
Screening of ‘The Fade’ and live salon show with artist in residence Abdu’Allah
On April 3 there will be a screening of the 2012 documentary, “The Fade,” which features Abdu’Allah. One can also see him cut hair in person during one of two live salon events at 5 p.m. on both April 3 and 4.
Wed
Mar
20
Ross to discuss acclaimed photo exhibition ‘Juvenile in Justice’ on May 2
The exhibition documents the “placement and treatment of American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them.”
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