School of Education News

Tue
Feb
27
UW–Madison alumnus Takeo Fujikura is founder of Kanjiyama Mime, a leading professional mime company in Japan. He has developed his own performance style by discarding what some might deem essential to miming — the silence. Fujikura received his Ph.D. in educational drama from UW–Madison in 2006. He is also currently a faculty member at Sophia University and Waseda University in Tokyo.
Tue
Feb
27
An article from Expedia's Viewfinder travel blog named Madison one of the country's top artistic towns, with special acknowledgements to the UW-Madison Art Department. The piece starts by recommending the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Concerts on the Roof series at Monona Terrace and the Chazen Museum of Art. "Check out the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Art Department exhibits at several galleries if you want to get insider knowledge on new generations of creators and visionaries," explains Expedia in its ViewFinder travel blog.
Mon
Feb
26
Li Chiao-Ping Dance will present "ARENA" at the Overture Center for the Arts on March 2-4. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. She formed Li Chiao Ping Dance in 1990. "ARENA" features new works choreographed by Li and performed by her company. The show will shift attention to abstract expression through the dancing body. The Promenade Hall location will work to give each audience member a unique perspective of the performance.
Mon
Feb
26
The work of UW-Madison's Lynda Barry ​is being featured in the "Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists," exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The "Drawn to Purpose" exhibit will be on display through Oct. 20 and will showcase almost 70 works by 43 artists in two rotations. 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.
Sun
Feb
25
Adam Nelson, an alumnus of UW-Madison, was selected to receive the 2018 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA). Nelson earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2017. Nelson’s dissertation is titled, "Learning and Development as a Result of Student Conduct Administration." Reviewers noted how Nelson’s dissertation is contributing to the field’s knowledge base and professional practice, adding that his research methodology was sound and thorough.
Sun
Feb
25
UW-Madison’s Alyssa Ramírez Stege has been selected for induction into the Bouchet Graduate House Society this spring. She is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. This is a national award in recognition of Ramírez Stege's exemplary qualities of character, leadership and advocacy for traditionally underrepresented students. Ramírez Stege's has been a campus leader providing mentoring and mental health support to underrepresented students at UW-Madison.
Sat
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) recently learned that Eagle’s Wing Child Care, UW Preschool Lab and Little Chicks Learning Academy earned National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). The accreditation process took more than a year to complete and included surveys, classroom and playground updates, policy review and site visits. While all of OCCFR’s campus child care centers have maintained annual accreditation by the City of Madison’s Child Care Unit, this is the first time the centers have garnered NECPA status, national recognition as an exceptional site for children.
Sat
Feb
24
Jacob Lindheimer has been selected by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development to receive a five-year Career Development Award. Lindheimer is a third-year post-doctoral fellow with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, where he works with faculty member Dane Cook’s Exercise Psychology Lab. The long-term goal of ​Lindheimer's research project, “Acute exercise tolerance among Veterans with Gulf War Illness,” is to develop an evidence-based exercise dose that can be prescribed to Veterans with Gulf War Illness.
Fri
Feb
23
Kathryn Moeller first started looking into efforts by major corporations and their foundations to support girls and young women in Latin America, Africa and Asia more than a decade ago. At the time, several global brands, such as Nike and ExxonMobil, were getting behind theories promoted by some economists in the early 1990s that considered investing in girls’ and women’s education to be the most efficient way to end poverty and promote development. Moeller’s extensive research examining these efforts was released in a new book in February titled, “The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.”
Fri
Feb
23
From the day Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald were announced as the artists charged with painting former President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama, Leslie Smith III waited in suspense for the reveal. “I was both surprised and amazed with the finished paintings,” says UW-Madison’s Smith, an associate professor of painting and drawing with the School of Education’s Art Department. “They both undoubtedly exhibit the nuances of each artists’ current studio practices while remaining sensitive to specific archetypal characteristics of both President Obama and Michelle Obama.”
Fri
Feb
23
UW-Madison's J. Leigh Garcia published an article with Edge Effects titled, "The Violent Environments of the Mexico-U.S. Border." Garcia is pursuing a master of fine arts degree from the School of Education's Art Department. In the article, Garcia writes about how she has used her roots of her ancestry as a seventh-generation Texan of European descent and a granddaughter of Mexican immigrants to shape her artwork.
Thu
Feb
22
An exhibit from UW-Madison's Tom Loeser titled, "Please Please Please," will be on display in the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco through May 20. Loeser is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. Loeser's exhibit will showcase 20 furniture pieces, most of them new, and framed artworks. Loeser has long explored "unconventional, invitational furniture" since the early 1980s with his series of folding chairs as wall-hung art. In the years since, he has created chests and rocking chairs and benches --​ typical furniture, but with a twist.
Thu
Feb
22
UW-Madison's David Bell, Eric Post, Daniel Schaefer and Stephanie Trigsted co-authored a new study titled, "Sports Specialization Characteristics Between Rural and Suburban High School Athletes." The study set out to explore the differences in sport participation characteristics between suburban and rural high schools, and how the differences may correlate with overuse injuries. The resulting data indicates high school athletes at suburban high schools who classified as highly specialized and engaging in a high competition volume are more likely to be associated with a higher risk of overuse injury.
Wed
Feb
21
UW-Madison alumnus David Schuler was named the 2018 National Superintendent of the Year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association. He received a master’s degree in 1998 and a Ph.D. in 2004, both from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Schuler was first a social studies teacher in Wisconsin, then served as a superintendent in two different Wisconsin districts, Marshall and Stevens Points. In 2005, he became the superintendent of Township High School District 214 in Illinois.
Wed
Feb
21
UW-Madison's Marlene Skog will receive the 2018 Wisconsin Dance Council Distinction Award. Skog is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. The Wisconsin Dance Council in 1984 began recognizing people who have made significant contributions to dance education, dance therapy, choreography, performance, dance production, dance research, and the general support of dance in Wisconsin. Skog will be honored at the 2018 Dance Council Conference, Award Reception, and Ceremony on Aug. 18 in Neenah.
Wed
Feb
21
Early in December, UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar presented at the first Arts Agôn session, sponsored by the UW Arts Institute. He shared his work on electro-acoustic and sound design for the collaborative piece "When Time Ran Out," which was performed earlier this month in the faculty concert "in tension." And in January, the modern ballet "Martha (The Searchers)" by New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich, featured selections of Koykkar's music on its soundtrack.
Tue
Feb
20
A book from UW-Madison’s Richard Halverson and Carolyn Kelley was showcased as a “director’s pick” at last week’s AASA, the School Superintendents Association, conference in Nashville, Tenn. Halverson and Kelley are co-authors of “Mapping Leadership: The Tasks that Matter for Improving Teaching and Learning in Schools,” which was released in 2017. This publication is based on 20 years of combined research on school effectiveness and leadership, and maps the quality of school leadership and tells schools the next stages for improving teaching and learning for their students.
Tue
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, titled, “Behind the Bumper Sticker: Risk-Sharing.” This event, which runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. eastern time, will be held in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center and is designed to spur a conversation about risk-sharing proposals in anticipation of a Higher Education Act reauthorization. Hillman explains that “risk sharing,” in this context, is describing when students default on their student loan debt. Students’ credit scores are downgraded, they lose eligibility from other financial aid and they could even face wage garnishment. The colleges where these students obtained this debt have far fewer consequences when borrowers default. Because of this, Sen. Lamar Alexander has advocated for a “risk sharing” policy designed to penalize colleges with poor student loan repayment outcomes.
Mon
Feb
19
A 2005 article from UW-Madison's Michael Apple, "Doing Things the 'Right' Way," was selected as a "Hall of Fame" article by the journal Educational Review. Educational Review's Hall of Fame page selects published articles that "have proved very popular, are highly cited, or have generated considerable debate among readers." In "Doing Things the 'Right' Way," Apple discusses how the "political right" has traditionally blamed educators for “high drop-out rates, a decline in ‘functional literacy’, a loss of standards and discipline, the failure to teach ‘real knowledge’ and economically useful skills, poor scores on standardized tests, and more."
Mon
Feb
19
UW-Madison alumna Hyejung Kim will be receiving the 2018 Outstanding Student Research Award from the American Educational Research Association's special education special interest group (SIG). Kim earned her Ph.D. in special education from the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education in 2017. She is currently working as an adjunct faculty member at New York University in the Embedded Master of Arts in Teaching program. This award is for Kim’s in-preparation paper titled, “Intersectionality of Ableism, Racism, and Linguicism: College Enrollment Process among Korean American Students with Autism.”

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