School of Education News

Mon
Sep
25
UW-Madison alumna Chele Isaac's new show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art was featured in a recent article from the Wisconsin State Journal. Isaac received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of Education’s Art Department in 2008. Isaac's show, titled "Chele Isaac: the understory," is a 20-minute looped multi-channel video installation and is "as much a performance as an exhibition." The artwork is positioned at the museum's State Street Gallery, and features seven simultaneous projections with the images in motion.
Fri
Sep
22
An article from the Badger Herald recently featured "The Discussion Project," which was developed by Paula McAvoy in collaboration with Diana Hess. The Discussion Project is a campus program that will train faculty on how to create productive discussion with students on serious topics in a more inclusive classroom. “If students simply sit shoulder-to-shoulder in lecture halls taking notes, students miss the opportunity to learn about the experiences of others,” McAvoy told the Badger Herald.
Fri
Sep
22
Faisal Abdu'Allah will give an artist talk at the upcoming Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program Retrospective exhibition from UW-Madison's Arts Institute. During his artist talk on Oct. 9, Abdu'Allah will speak about his experiences with the IARP and how the residency program contributes to both the UW-Madison campus and the community as a whole.
Thu
Sep
21
UW-Madison's Gloria Ladson-Billings led a session at the Cap Times Idea Fest on Sept. 17 titled "Education and children of color." At the session, Ladson-Billings was asked how Wisconsin could better serve students of color. Ladson-Billings answered to strive for experimentation, patience and a never-failing belief in the students themselves.
Wed
Sep
20
UW-Madison’s Gary Lupyan and Haley Vlach recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct an innovative and interdisciplinary research project that will examine key questions of how early language experience shapes later cognitive and academic outcomes. As part of the grant, the team will develop an app to help parents track their children's language development. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and Lupyan is an associate professor with the Department of Psychology.
Wed
Sep
20
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently featured on both WORT-89.9 FM and the podcast "No Jargon" speaking about an array of education and policy issues. 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. He also is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education faculty affiliate.
Tue
Sep
19
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) will host two talks this fall semester focused on Latin@ students and families in Wisconsin and higher education. The first event is titled, "Supporting Latin@ Students at UW-Milwaukee and Marquette," and will take next Friday, Sept. 22. The second talk will take place on Oct. 24 and features Armando Ibarra from the Department of Labor Education, UW-Extension, discussing his findings and recommendations from his research of how Wisconsin Latin@ families are integrating into local communities.
Tue
Sep
19
UW-Madison's Maggie Hawkins will be recognized as the Global Citizen of the Year at a United Nations Anniversary Luncheon hosted by the United Nations Association of Dane County. Hawkins is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Hawkins has worked as a researcher and educational consultant in multiple countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Central and South America. The United Nations Anniversary Luncheon will take place on Oct. 29 at Monona Terrace. Proceeds from the luncheon will go to United Nations Association Dane County projects such as Care for the Children of Cambodia.
Tue
Sep
19
UW-Madison's Sarah Stankey was profiled on the daily photography journal Lenscratch for its 10th anniversary "Meet the Team" feature. Stankey is a master of fine arts student with the School of Education's Art Department. In the Lenscraft article, Stankey is interviewed in a profile about her work for the website, her development as an artist and her most recent project, titled "Camp."
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison's Andrew Ruis was interviewed by Gastropod, a podcast that explores the intersection of science and food. Ruis is a researcher with the Epistemic Games Group housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. The podcast episode, titled "Lunch Gets Schooled," explores the history of school lunch in the United States, what it reveals about the country's "economic and gender priorities," and "the science on whether school lunch even matters."
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison's Bruce King and Laura Lang will be presenting at an upcoming conference from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction titled "Innovations in Equity: Improving Our Practice." King and Lang will be presenting along with Lynn Glueck and Blair Feltham from Madison West High School. Their session, "Equity and Excellence in the Instructional Core: Advancing Authentic Intellectual Work through Collaborative Teacher Teams," will share insights and experiences of implementing AIW with teacher teams and schools to enhance teaching and learning for all students. The conference will take place Sept​. 25-26 in Stevens Point, Wis.
Mon
Sep
18
UW-Madison’s Jacob Stampen is the author of a guest column published by WisPolitics.com that is highly critical of what he calls the “crony capitalists” who control many state governments across the United States, and the federal government as well. The op-ed is headlined: “Crony capitalist solutions don’t work because they are not knowledge-based.” Stampen is an emeritus professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Sun
Sep
17
UW-Madison’s Katherine Cramer received the Giovanni Sartori award for best book published in 2016 about or using qualitative research. The award is from the Qualitative and Multi Methods Research section of the American Political Science Association. Cramer wrote “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker” in 2016. ​The publication examines rural resentment toward cities and its implications for contemporary politics.
Fri
Sep
15
Peli Galiti has been awarded a prestigious Greek Diaspora Fellowship from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as part of a cross-cultural collaboration between the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and UW-Madison. Galiti is a visiting scholar with UW-Madison's School of Education ​and is conducting research with Robert Enright, a professor with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. Through the fellowship, Galiti will implement forgiveness education programs in Greece, hosting workshops about restorative justice and forgiveness education, as well as conducting research about bullying prevention and class collaboration.
Fri
Sep
15
UW-Madison's David Furumoto's theatre experiences, both past and present, are featured in a recent article from Madison Magazine's "Stage Right/Stage Wrong" column. The column tells the stories of live performance mishaps, or when things don't go exactly as expected. Furumoto is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama.
Thu
Sep
14
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood presented statistics at a forum discussing new legislation aimed at a Racine Unified School District takeover and potential breakup. Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice, and is the former dean of the School of Education. Said Underwood: “You create these districts, you are going to create a majority-minority district and then a number of white districts. What effect does that have? What you would have is a district with low property wealth with higher needs and a district with higher wealth and lower needs."
Thu
Sep
14
Several educators from across UW-Madison’s School of Education will be sharing their knowledge of teaching with technology as part of this fall’s Active Teaching Lab lineup. The Active Teaching Lab provides a safe space for structured exploration of tools and techniques to engage students and teach more effectively.
Wed
Sep
13
WISCAPE's Noel Radomski is among ​the many individuals expressing support for ​UW-Madison's decision to look into the campus’s history with the Ku Klux Klan.
Wed
Sep
13
Recent UW-Madison graduate Katie Roling is the inaugural recipient of the Thomas R. Kratochwill School Psychology Dissertation Award to Advanced Evidence-Based Practice. Roling graduated from the School Psychology program, which is housed within the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology. The award is given to School Psychology students whose dissertations look to improve outcomes for children and youth using evidence-based practices.
Tue
Sep
12
UW-Madison’s Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is receiving a 2017 Equity and Inclusion Fellowship from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Crespín-Trujillo is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis whose current research agenda explores how public policies and institutional decision-making impact postsecondary access and outcomes for students. The Equity and Inclusion Fellowship supports the travel and participation of the selected students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the 2017 APPAM Fall Research Conference, which runs Nov. 2-4 in Chicago.

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