School of Education News

Wed
Nov
30
Join Mad Gaffers (UW-Madison student glassblowing club), Hot Fresh Press (UW-Madison student printmaking club), and Clay Collective (UW-Madison student ceramics club) for their Annual Holiday Craft Sale at the Art Lofts. Hand crafted pieces of art will be for sale, including ornaments. There will also be a unique event with the Mad Gaffers where participants can be a part of blowing their own glass ornament for $45. The sale will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 17 and 18.
Wed
Nov
30
An upcoming exhibition called “Dirty Work” will display a collection of ceramics created by advanced UW-Madison students. The Ceramics Program, housed within the School of Education’s Art Department, is turning 105 this year. In the program, advanced students are taught a multitude of different techniques for their clay, such as coiling, pinching and mold making, and students are encouraged to use these techniques to develop their individual aesthetic. The exhibition will run from Dec. 10 to 16 at the Art Lofts Gallery, 111 N. Frances St., on the UW-Madison campus.
Tue
Nov
29
UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora will speak about his new book “Beyond the Skills Gap” at a book launch event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) on Dec. 9. Hora is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is housed within the School of Education.
Tue
Nov
29
Julie Underwood’s latest “Under the Law” column was published in the November issue of Phi Delta Kappan magazine. The column is about recent expanded support for homeless students in the law. Underwood is a professor of law and educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Nov
28
Team Sickle Cell and the Morgridge Center for Public Service are teaming up to raise awareness around donor diversity at the Fall 2016 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive. The event on Tuesday, Dec. 6, runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Education Building.
Mon
Nov
28
School of Education alumna Tanya Keenan was featured in an article ​from Urban Milwaukee about being selected as the faculty commencement speaker for Mount Mary University's winter graduation. Keenan earned an undergraduate degree in secondary English education from UW-Madison’s School of Education in 1997. Keenan earlier in the semester was also awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award for 2016. She has worked as an instructor at Mount Mary since September 2011, teaching core English composition classes.
Mon
Nov
28
School of Education alumna Laura Hunt was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal's weekly "Know Your Madisonian" column. Hunt received her undergraduate degree in elementary education from the School of Education in 1988. The article focuses on Hunt's work as program coordinator at the Madison Senior Center. Although she never expected to work with seniors after graduating with a degree in elementary education, Hunt calls her work a good fit.
Fri
Nov
25
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings recently spoke with Madison’s ABC affiliate, WKOW/Ch. 27, about ongoing concerns related to the achievement gap between white and black students in Wisconsin. Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education, and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Nov
25
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Jen Scott Curwood earlier this year received the Australian Teacher Educator of the Year Award. The honor came from Teachers Mutual Bank (TMB), in partnership with the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA). She was recognized at the 2016 ATEA National Conference held in Ballarat this past summer. Curwood earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Curriculum ​& Instruction in 2011.
Thu
Nov
24
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple received an honorary degree from the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) during a ceremony Nov. 18. The award is Apple’s 12th honorary degree or equivalent. These honors are among the highest in academia, and usually are conferred as a way of recognizing a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specific area of study -- or to society as a whole. According to a news release from EdUHK it was the first time the institution had conferred honorary doctorates.
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad is the winner of the 2016 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education for her groundbreaking work that highlights how culturally and linguistically inclusive classrooms have the potential to reshape the way teachers support language learners. Prasad, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was in Toronto Tuesday to receive this prestigious honor from the Canadian Education Association (CEA).
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., that’s being hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The conference is titled, “Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who studies higher education finance and policy. His research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a new article that examines student and faculty experiences with diversity at both a predominantly white institution (PWI) and at a historically black college or university (HBCU). The study, published Nov. 7 in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, notes that students of color described feeling like an “alien” on the white campus and like they were part of a “family” on the black campus.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rena Kornblum, a senior lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was selected this year by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) to receive an OMAI/First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award. Based on a nomination by First Wave Scholar Janetta Hill, Kornblum will be honored for her support of the overall success of her students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Mon
Nov
21
A paper from UW-Madison's Andrea Harris received honorable mention recognition in the Gertrude Lippincott Award competition. Harris is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Harris' article, titled "Sur la Pointe on the Prairie: Giuseppina Morlacchi and the Urban Problem in the Frontier Melodrama," received honorable mention recognition for the best English-language article published in dance studies in the prior calendar year. Her paper appeared in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre.
Mon
Nov
21
The UW-Madison Dance Department will present its fifth annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Fifteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. Concerts will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 pm. The works explore the topics of growth, individuality, becoming unstuck, while others address beauty in hidden and exposed aspects of life.
Sun
Nov
20
The Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison has named Lisa Chambers as the center’s new associate director. The hire comes in advance of current associate director Randy Wallar’s upcoming retirement in early 2017. Wallar has been with the Morgridge Center since its inception in 1996. Chambers comes to the Morgridge Center, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, with a wealth of experience in higher education and campus-community partnerships.
Fri
Nov
18
UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings was one of host Neil Heinen’s guests on the most recent airing of WISC-TV/Ch. 3’s “For the Record” program. This episode was called, “Responding to Racism.” The program centered on UW-Madison’s response to controversy over a fan who wore a mask of President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck at an Oct. 29 football game at Camp Randall Stadium. Outrage over the costume and how the university handled the incident followed.
Thu
Nov
17
UW-Madison alumna Paula Bonner ​is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of Our Lives magazine. Bonner, who is president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, earned her master’s degree from the Department of Kinesiology in 1976. The article, written by Bonner herself, is headlined “Building on a Legacy.” In it, Bonner discusses growing up with strong female and male role models, coming out, her passion for fighting for equality for women’s sports and her career in Madison.
Wed
Nov
16
University World News reporter Mary Beth Marklein was on the UW-Madison campus last week when the School of Education hosted the International Network of Education Institutes' (INEI) Annual International Symposium Nov. 7-9. INEI is an international think-tank that represents nine different leading education institutes from all over the world. The symposium took place during the elections, so Marklein spoke with some conference-goers to get their thoughts on how a Donald Trump presidency might affect higher education and academics from across the globe.

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