School of Education News

Wed
Apr
19
UW-Madison student Tannah Bauman was quoted in an article from The Capital Times about an art class that allows elementary-school students to explore sculptures and public art. Bauman is a student in the Arts Education program with the School of Education. "Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids," is a 12-week art class at Madison's Lapham Elementary.
Wed
Apr
19
Former School of Education Board of Visitors member Joe Gothard was named the new St. Paul Public Schools superintendent and was featured in an article from the StarTribune. Gothard was a member of the School of Education’s Board of Visitors during the 2012-13 academic year. Gothard was an assistant superintendent with the Madison Metropolitan School District when he joined the board before leaving Madison in July 2013 to become superintendent of the Burnsville, Eagan and Savage School District in Minnesota.
Tue
Apr
18
UW-Madison’s School of Education has published its “2017 AERA Presentation Guide.” Faculty, staff and students from UW-Madison and across the University of Wisconsin System are participating in more than 200 events at this year's American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, which runs April 27 to May 1 in San Antonio, Texas.
Tue
Apr
18
Thanks to the leadership and vision of dance pioneer Margaret H’Doubler, UW-Madison became the first university to offer a degree program in dance in 1926. Nine decades later, the Dance Department is celebrating this milestone with a full season of concerts and alumni events throughout the 2016-17 academic year. And the centerpiece of this year-long observance of 90 years of dance at UW-Madison is a five-day festival April 26-30.
Tue
Apr
18
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman and Ellie Bruecker were quoted in an article from Inside Higher Ed about how the removal of a certain IRS tool for FAFSA applicants affects college students and application rates. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, while Bruecker is a Ph.D. student with that same department.
Tue
Apr
18
The School of Education’s Beth Giles was recently elected to a three-year term on UW-Madison’s Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). Giles is the School’s director of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The primary function of ASEC is to act as the day-to-day administrative executive committee for the Academic Staff Assembly and for the academic staff at large. More than 900 ballots were cast in this year’s ASEC election, which was held last month.
Mon
Apr
17
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes has received a three-year International Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association. The 150,000 grant is to support research about "Brain blood flow in middle-aged adults at low and high risk of Alzheimer's Disease." The project is scheduled to start in July. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, also with the Department of Kinesiology, is a consultant on the grant.
Mon
Apr
17
"Fair Play," a video game funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received the 2017 Adolphus Toliver Award for their collaborative work on “Fair Play.” WCER is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Apr
14
UW-Madison's Kathleen Horning recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Larry Meiller Show” to talk about how the books we read as children can influence people as adults. Horning is the director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). "I think a book can open up all sorts of worlds to a child. A child from a very young age who is exposed to books starts to find out what their own interests are," said Horning in the WPR interview.
Thu
Apr
13
Video from Harry Brighouse’s recent talk, “Morality and Justice in Higher Education,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is speaking on the topic of outcomes-based funding for higher education on Thursday, April 13th, with members of the legislative Assembly Committee on Colleges & Universities.
Thu
Apr
13
The new student organization Diverse-OT is receiving a 2017 Bucky Award for Social Justice Advocacy, an honor sponsored by UW-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center. This honor recognizes a registered student organization that "makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs." Diverse-OT was created by Caitlin Rhoten and Toni Solaru, two students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Wed
Apr
12
Data from UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman, Ellie Bruecker, and Valerie Crespín-Trujillo was cited in an article in The Atlantic discussing the impact of ​recent changes to the FAFSA on student completion. Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who researches higher education finance and policy, while Bruecker and Crespin-Trujillo are Ph.D. students in the department.
Wed
Apr
12
UW-Madison’s Shari Clark will receive the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association’s (WATA) Outstanding Educator Award. This honor recognizes a member of the WATA for their outstanding contribution to the education of athletic trainers and athletic training students in Wisconsin. The award will be presented at a luncheon on April 14 in conjunction with the WATA Annual Symposium in the Wisconsin Dells. Clark is an associate faculty associate with the Department of Kinesiology and the clinical education coordinator for its Athletic Training Program.
Tue
Apr
11
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
Tue
Apr
11
Student veterans and representatives with expertise in veterans issues will be taking part in an event on Saturday, April 22 that’s designed to help future health professionals better understand the history and trends of service-related injuries, different types of combat experiences, and more. The seminar is titled, “Military and Veteran Culture for Healthcare Professionals and Students,” and it is being co-sponsored by the organizations Veterans, Educators and Traditional Students (VETS), and Diverse-OT.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson is showcased in a new video speaking about the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Initiative. The INCLUDES Initiative aims to develop STEM talents from all sectors and underrepresented groups in society. Jackson is a collaborating investigator on an INCLUDES initiative called, "The Consortium of Minority Doctoral Students." This project examined three doctoral scholars programs to identify proven, high-impact and scalable recruitment, retention and mentoring strategies for increasing the number of Hispanic and Black/African American doctoral students in engineering, computing and information sciences programs.
Tue
Apr
11
UW-Madison’s Adaptive Fitness program will be hosting its annual open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. The open house will be held in Gym 6 of the UW Natatorium. There will be a keynote speaker every hour, and the winning poster in the Adaptive Fitness poster competition will be revealed. The Adapted Fitness open house is part of Disability Awareness Week, which is the week of April 17.
Mon
Apr
10
Kappa Delta Pi offers its members numerous networking opportunities and provides a range of resources throughout the various stages of one’s career. Founded in 1911, the honor society today has 40,000 members at more than 625 active chapters at universities and colleges in the United States and across the globe. And on May 4, UW-Madison’s School of Education will be establishing a new Kappa Delta Pi chapter during a luncheon ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Events Center. Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is comprised of university students in education, students seeking advanced degrees, professional educators, school administrators and education researchers.

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