School of Education News

Wed
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Douglas Rosenberg, who edited the 2016 publication, “The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies,” is receiving the prestigious 2018 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research. The prize, from the Dance Studies Association, is awarded to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years. Rosenberg, who chairs the School of Education's Art Department, will receive this award in August at the 2019 Dance Studies Association Conference at Northwestern University.
Wed
Jan
16
CIMER, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research, will be providing research-focused mentoring expertise in a national STEM diversity campaign. CIMER, formed in 2015 and housed in the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is dedicated to improving research-focused mentoring relationships at all career stages in higher education. Research has shown that mentoring improves a mentee’s career satisfaction, productivity and career progression. CIMER is directed by Christine Pfund.
Tue
Jan
15
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond, and the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue is part of a team that’s moving on in the competition. Graue and her colleagues are collaborating on a project titled, “We Care for Dane Kids.” This initiative will utilize a multi-pronged approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors that would supplement income for workers and child care costs, reduce operating expenses for facilities, and create a child care benefit program.
Tue
Jan
15
With 2019 now upon us, Kappan magazine recently took a look back at its most popular stories, as determined by readers, for the previous year. And in 2018, checking in at No. 2 is an Under the Law column from UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood titled, “School uniforms, dress codes, and free expression: What’s the balance?” The deck headline on this popular article, which appeared in the Feb. 26 issue, reads, “Requiring school uniforms may be less legally fraught than implementing a school dress code.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Jan
14
The School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge is to be recognized with an Outstanding Women of Color award from UW-Madison. Baldridge has deeply rooted herself in the Madison area by building relationships with not only UW-Madison, but the Madison Metropolitan School District and community organizations, like the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center. Baldridge has a strong reputation for her commitment to Madison youth, from working on her path-breaking research to organizing with Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice. She is known for her combination of academia and activism within her research, another reason she has been chosen for this award.
Mon
Jan
14
UW-Madison’s John Rudolph was recently interviewed for a segment on Swiss Public Radio’s “Tout un Monde” program to talk about historical trends in education in the United States. Rudolph is chair of the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Rudolph says “Tour un Monde” was producing a five-part series, which ran all week, that examined various issues related to schools and education. “Tout un Monde” is a daily French-language program that is broadcast by Swiss Public Radio each morning.
Fri
Jan
11
In some ways, it doesn’t seem like all that long ago when Malachy Bishop was working toward his doctorate in rehabilitation psychology at UW-Madison in the late 1990s, when his advisor was Professor Norm Berven. This past fall, Bishop joined the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as a faculty member. As part of his offer to return to the university, Bishop was awarded a prestigious named professorship — the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology.
Thu
Jan
10
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) is serving as the academic partner for a new initiative that’s designed to improve health and health equity across the state. The project — in collaboration with Nehemiah: Center for Urban Development —was selected to receive $1 million in funding through the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Community Impact Grant program. The Wei LAB is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is part of UW-Madison’s School of Education. The lab is led by Jerlando Jackson, who is a Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education within the School of Education, and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Jan
10
Two local media outlets gave glowing reviews to dance performances created by UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping and her Li Chiao-Ping Dance team. In these reviews, Li was named a "Madison treasure" (Isthmus) whose "earnest performance" (Badger Herald) was a "thought-provoking experience" (Badger Herald) which gave "goosebumps and a sense of total satisfaction" (Isthmus) to the audience. Li is a Vilas Professor at UW-Madison and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Wed
Jan
09
John Diamond, a sociologist of education, was recently named the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education with UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Diamond, who also is a faculty affiliate with the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Educational Policy Studies, researches the relationship between social inequality and educational opportunity. In particular, he examines how educational leadership, policies and practices shape students' educational opportunities and outcomes.
Wed
Jan
09
Gary Orfield and UW-Madison’s Nick Hillman will be delivering a public book talk on Thursday, Jan. 24, to discuss their publication, “Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education: The Civil Rights Dimension.” Released in March 2018 and co-edited by Orfield and Hillman, the book includes essays from top academics addressing the unforeseen impact of accountability standards on students of color and the institutions that disproportionately serve them. The book talk runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Tue
Jan
08
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan received a federal grant for a new project titled, “Utilizing State NAEP Data for Probabilistic Prediction and Forecasting: A Bayesian Approach.” The grant is from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Research and Development Program. Kaplan's newly funded project concerns the critically important problem of monitoring of trends in education outcomes over time.
Tue
Jan
08
A fourth edition of “Ideology and Curriculum,” written by UW-Madison's Michael Apple, is being released for its 40th anniversary. First published in 1979, this work has informed the relationship of cultural and economic power in education. It has become widely recognized for its ground-breaking statements, celebrated as one of the most significant education books during the 20th century. Apple has updated his renowned book, adding a full chapter as well as a new preface.
Mon
Jan
07
Carolyn Stanford Taylor ​was appointed the new state superintendent of public instruction after Tony Evers was sworn in as the new governor of Wisconsin on Monday, Jan. 7. Stanford Taylor, like Evers, is an alum of UW-Madison’s School of Education. Stanford Taylor earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education in 1978, and returned to receive her master’s from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1979.
Fri
Jan
04
Aaron Bird Bear, who gives unique tours of UW-Madison’s campus, was recently interviewed by Wisconsin Life about his commitment to sharing the land's full history. In this interview, Bird Bear takes Wisconsin Life on a tour of UW-Madison’s historically rich campus, showcasing monuments and landmarks in a different light.
Thu
Jan
03
Alumna Kim (Hlavacek) Suhr's collection of short stories, “Nothing to Lose,” was released in December. Suhr earned her undergraduate degree in secondary education and English from UW-Madison in 1987. The book was released by Cornerstone Press, a student-staffed publishing company at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. “Nothing to Lose” features characters carved out of the Wisconsin landscape and it showcases a region full of real people who are less than perfect, plagued with doubts and always reaching.
Wed
Jan
02
The Division of the Arts is dedicated to providing research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. This program recognizes achievements and professional service, along with offering support for future creative endeavors and research. They offer five awards annually, and one award bi-annually, to faculty, staff, and students affiliated with the arts at UW-Madison.
Mon
Dec
31
Artimage.org looks back at “2018’s top art stories,” and among those being put in the spotlight is a report on the work of UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah. The associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence and faith to challenge the values and ideologies attached to those images. Artimage interviewed Abdu’Allah in February 2018 to ask him about his exhibition, "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works."
Mon
Dec
31
After two years of renovations, the City of Madison is reopening the Municipal Building — and it includes the artistic voices of several people with ties to UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Dec
28
The Isthmus recently profiled UW-Madison's Helen Lee, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, and her innovative work in the Glass Lab.

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