School of Education News

Wed
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Sarah Schaefer will be delivering a presentation for the 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Wisconsin HealthCorps cohort on March 21. Schaefer is a career consultant with the School of Education’s Career Center.
Tue
Feb
19
From Feb. 21 to 24, the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama will be putting on “Into the Woods,” alongside University Opera and the Wisconsin Union Theatre. Over 80 UW-Madison students, from first-year to doctoral students, will be involved in the production of this popular musical.
Tue
Feb
19
A dance film from UW-Madison’s Liz Sexe, “Traces of Memory,” has been selected for screening at both the Wisconsin Film Festival and RAD-Fest Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival. The work was a collaboration between Sexe, Jake Neuman, and Timothy Russell. Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Mon
Feb
18
Comicsverse.com chose UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry to profile in its Monthly Artist Spotlight. Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department. The associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art.
Mon
Feb
18
UW-Madison alumna Elizabeth Farrow is a finalist for the 2019 Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, a state-wide honor for Illinois educators. Now a ninth and 10th-grade English teacher at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Illinois, Farrow earned her undergraduate degree in English education from the School of Education in 2006. Following a highly competitive process, 32 educators were selected as finalist for the award, out of over 550 nominations.
Fri
Feb
15
Four School of Education graduate students are receiving 2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards from UW-Madison. Those being recognized are: Alexandra Lakind, Joe Orovecz, Allison Murrow, and Adalbert Gerald Soosai Raj. Four School of Education graduate students are receiving 2018 Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Awards. UW–Madison employs over 2,000 teaching assistants (TAs) across a wide range of disciplines where they are an integral part of the Wisconsin Experience. Their contributions to the classroom, lab, and field are essential to the university’s educational mission.
Fri
Feb
15
UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is a co-author of a new study that reviewed available measures for tracking symptoms of bipolar disorder as a means for improving outcomes in psychotherapy. The paper is titled “Systematic Review of Symptom Assessment Measures for Use in Measurement-Based Care of Bipolar Disorder,” and it appears in the journal Psychiatric Services. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds.
Thu
Feb
14
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch.27, recently reported on the importance of staying active in the cold weather. And among the people WKOW interviewed is UW-Madison’s Lisa Cadmus-Bertram, who is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Cadmus-Bertram tells WKOW that its important to get outside after being cooped up for several days, like many Madison residents were during the recent polar vortex.
Thu
Feb
14
The Wisconsin Alumni Association presented LaVar Charleston, assistant vice chancellor of student diversity, engagement, and success at UW–Whitewater, with a 2019 Forward under 40 Award. The School of Education alum is making waves of change in the international movement to create college opportunity for all. Colleges and universities at home and abroad look to him for his voice and award-winning scholarship exploring how more students can access higher education.
Wed
Feb
13
Associate Professor of Dance, Artistic Director of First Wave, and Artistic Director of NuMoRune Collaborative Chris Walker will direct the annual "Moonshine" events this February as a part of Black History Month. The event celebrates African and Caribbean dance, as well as hip-hop, poetry, singing, chanting, and more.
Wed
Feb
13
UW-Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno is receiving an Honorable Mention for Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education. This award recognizes Chávez-Moreno’s dissertation, “A Critical Race Ethnography Examining Dual-language Education in the New Latinx Diaspora: Reinforcing and Resisting Bilingual Education’s Roots.” Chávez-Moreno earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction this past summer.
Tue
Feb
12
UW–Madison’s Diana Hess is one of 16 leading researchers and educators from across the globe to be recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). Hess serves as dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. The NAEd advances high-quality education research and its use in policy and practice. The academy consists of U.S. members and foreign associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education.
Tue
Feb
12
A recent book from UW-Madison’s Andrea Harris, "Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine,” has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018. Her book challenges the belief that George Balanchine's arrival in the U.S. marked the origin of the bold neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first American manifestation of the art form. Harris is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Tue
Feb
12
Black News recently reported on “The Handbook of Research on Black Males,” a new book exploring facts about black men that includes an introduction from UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson.
Mon
Feb
11
UW-Madison’s Robert Enright recently delivered three presentations about his groundbreaking forgiveness work at various conferences overseas. He has constructed a framework for teaching people how to forgive and how to see inherent worth in others. Enright has developed this framework into a 20-step forgiveness program that he regards as essential for achieving a forgiving life.
Mon
Feb
11
Two teams with ties to UW-Madison, including one that’s utilizing the expertise of Elizabeth Graue, are advancing to the final round of the Alliance for the American Dream competition, where they will compete for potential investment. Graue and her colleagues are part of the “We Care for Dane Kids” initiative, which is a multi-faceted approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors.
Sun
Feb
10
Madison’s local ABC affiliate, WKOW-TV/Ch. 27, recently produced a report on the video game “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” and its impact in Wisconsin classrooms. “Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case” was co-created by UW-Madison’s Field Day Lab and Wisconsin Public Television — and has already been used by 28,000 children since October. The Field Day Lab, directed by David Gagnon, is housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
Sat
Feb
09
The Isthmus recently put the spotlight on an oral history collection of Madison’s black pioneers edited by UW-Madison alum Muriel Simms. Simms worked as an educator in Madison and holds two degrees from the School of Education — a master's from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her book is titled, “Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.”
Fri
Feb
08
UW-Madison's new bachelor of science in health promotion and health equity (HPHE) program will be housed in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. This program responds to student interest and employer demand for health-related expertise and health education careers, and will be run in collaboration with the School's Departments of Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Thu
Feb
07
UW-Madison’s Dorothy Farrar Edwards and Tricia Denman were recently featured on WISC-TV/Ch. 3's “For the Record” program to discuss the ongoing All of Us research project, which is backed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The program is looking to create the largest health database ever. By understanding people’s health, neighborhood, family, and lifestyle researchers will have information to better understand health and disease.

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