School of Education News

Mon
May
22
UW-Madison’s Tanushree Rawat recently authored a guest blog post for the Wiki Education Foundation reflecting on her pedagogical motivations for teaching with Wikipedia. Rawat is pursuing a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on the role of technology in education, and as a graduate teaching assistant she has led Wikipedia projects in multiple classes. In particular, Rawat reflects on using Wikipedia as an assessment tool with graduate students in her classes.
Fri
May
19
UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about a new study showing that some oncologists are reluctant to coach their patients to exercise -- even though most patients are embracing exercise as part of their treatment. Cadmus-Bertram is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology who studies the role of physical activity in cancer incidence and survivorship. She directs the Wisconsin Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab and is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
Thu
May
18
UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy were recognized in April as co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, a prestigious honor that includes a $100,000 prize. The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. Hess and McAvoy visited Louisville last month to take part in an Awards Dinner on April 20. While in Louisville, the two also presented free lectures about their award-winning ideas and discussed controversial political issues with students during a visit to Central High School.
Tue
May
16
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was selected to serve as program chair of the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. The World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain will be held May 31 and June 1 in Denver, and will focus on basic science related to the effects of exercise in all its forms on the physiological function and cognitive abilities of the brain. UW-Madison's Kristen Pickett will also be delivering a presentation at the event.
Mon
May
15
Dawn Crim, who has served as the UW-Madison School of Education’s associate dean for external relations since 2011, is leaving her post at the end of June to take a leadership position with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Crim will begin her new appointment as assistant state superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success on Aug. 1. The Division for Student and School Success is responsible for ensuring that all children attain proficiency in meeting the Wisconsin Academic Standards.
Mon
May
15
UW-Madison's Bob Meyer ​received the Government Service Award earlier this month from the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Meyer earned the award for his outstanding work as a trainer in the Individual Placement and Support Program (IPS). Meyer currently works with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as a senior rehabilitation specialist.
Sat
May
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2017 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday evening, May 12, the School honored its newest cohort of Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a reception and traditional Hooding Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on campus. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 13, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration and Breakfast at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Thu
May
11
The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month, with the accomplishments of more than 150 UW-Madison students being highlighted at the event. Five students from across the School of Education were recognized during this special event. Many of the awards provide students with funds to conduct research projects independently or in collaboration with faculty. Other awards recognize impressive academic achievement or community service.
Tue
May
09
UW-Madison’s Eujin Park was recently awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship from the American Educational Research Association. Park is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines the role of education in reproducing, challenging and reshaping social inequalities, particularly for immigrants and other communities of color.
Mon
May
08
UW-Madison’s John Diamond was recently awarded a Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant, a prestigious award that will allow him to further examine how educational leadership, policies and practices shape students’ opportunities and outcomes. The Midcareer Grant is designed to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education. Diamond will use the grant to embed with leaders in racially diverse districts to gain a deeper understanding of how they work to create more equity in their schools.
Mon
May
08
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes was recently interviewed by Discover Magazine to provide commentary on a newly published study about endurance. Barnes is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. She leads the Barnes Lab within the Bruno Balke Biodynamics Laboratory, where she investigates potential risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and dementia. The Discover Magazine report is headlined: "With an Injection, Mice Nearly Double Their Endurance."
Fri
May
05
UW-Madison's School of Education hosted its annual Partners in Education Banquet and Recognition Program Thursday night at the Pyle Center to celebrate and thank the many dedicated K-12 professionals who open their classrooms to School of Education students. Award winners included: Cynthia Carter, Elizabeth Mackman, Hope Mikkelson, Cathy Perry, Elizabeth Pike and Abigail Swetz. Congratulations and thank you to all who help mentor the next generation of teachers!
Fri
May
05
After growing up in a small town near Green Bay, Colleen Larsen expanded her world by teaching English in South Korea, Tanzania and Turkey. But she didn’t let her wanderlust guide her when she decided to earn a master’s degree in international education. Instead she made a beeline for her American alma mater, UW-Madison, and the School of Education’s Global Higher Education (GHE) program.
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced its annual award winners, and several people with connections to the School of Education are being recognized with top honors. The awards are divided into three categories: Arts Faculty Research, Arts Faculty and Staff Outreach and Undergraduate and Graduate Student Achievement in the Arts. All of this year’s recipients will be honored on May 9 in the Education Building. They include Art Department faculty members T.L. Solien, Lisa Gralnick and Aristotle Georgiades; Art Department students Allison Roberts and John Hallett; and Dance Department student Lyndsay Lewis.
Thu
May
04
UW-Madison's Michael Apple was quoted in a recent article from The Capital Times about an educational philosophy called "unschooling." Apple is the School of Education's John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. In the article, Apple provides some context on the topic of families who choose to home school (or unschool) to allow more autonomy for children to learn at their own pace and discover their own interests.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dawn Crim was recognized Tuesday by the United Way of Dane County for her work in the community as a member and current president of the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Crim, the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education, received the Mike McKinney Award at an event called the 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Awards: Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Dane County. Crim received her award from Barbara Harrington-McKinney, who is Mike McKinney’s mother.
Wed
May
03
UW-Madison alumnus Brent Zinkel was recently named Wisconsin’s High School Teacher of the Year. Zinkel earned his undergraduate degree from UW-Madison in history in 2002 and then received his secondary teaching certification through the School of Education in the fall of 2004. Zinkel is now a history teacher at Wausau East High School. Zinkel will receive $3,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, a co-sponsor of the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.
Wed
May
03
The Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) is hosting its first "Teacher Speakout!" event on Monday, May 15. At Teacher Speakout!, nine public school teachers from seven different rural districts around Wisconsin will share their experiences with university researchers. The teachers will lead a panel discussion about their experiences in the classroom, and then will exchange ideas about education in rural areas with the faculty, staff and students from WCER. The event will be held in the Education Building. Parts of Teachers Speakout! are open to the public, but registration is required.
Tue
May
02
The "Bucky's Classroom" program is administered through Campus and Visitor Relations, in partnership with the School of Education. Matthew Freid, an outreach specialist with the School's Education Outreach and Partnerships Office, designed the monthly college and career exploration activities with input from colleagues.
Tue
May
02
Peter Krsko, who is the spring 2017 University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute’s Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, will premiere the exhibition “Zoethica” at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens (3330 Atwood Ave.) in Madison on Friday, May 5 as part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night. The event will go from 5-9 p.m. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is a community partner for this installation. “Zoethica” will be on view until Aug. 6, 2017. “Zoethica” features bioinspired installation work by Krsko, UW­–Madison students in his residency course and guest artists Katie Schofield and Dan Steinhilber.

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