School of Education News

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Isthmus newspaper featured thoughts from UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Janel Anderson in an article about civic duty in the classroom. Hess serves as the dean of the School of Education and holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. Anderson, a former teacher, is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
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Nov
11
Madison Magazine puts the spotlight on a project from UW-Madison's Tomiko Jones, an assistant professor with the School of Education's Art Department. Jones is having a high-tech and environmentally sustainable mobile research and photography studio built by students in the College of Engineering’s Makerspace fabrication facility. “These Grand Places,” as the project is titled, will ultimately result in a photography exhibition and a publication. Along the way Jones aims to involve the people she meets to look “at how both myself and others use the land we live on.”
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Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker, a professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was recently nominated for a VIV Award in the category of choreography for his work on the “Secret Life of Bees, the Musical," based on a novel of the same name. When working on “Bees” in spring of 2019, Walker learned that UW-Madison alumni Nathaniel Stampley and Joe Cassidy were cast to play roles in the musical.
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Nov
08
Liz Sexe’s “Untitled: For the sake of progress” performance raised over $350 for Brighter Tomorrows in Sparta/Tomah, a human service agency dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services. On Oct. 26, Sexe presented the work again in Madison at Gates of Heaven ​with ​all proceeds for this concert going to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS). Sexe is an associate lecturer with the UW-Madison School of Education’s Dance Department.
Thu
Nov
07
Business Insider recently made note of the work of UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora in a news feature exploring internships. Hora serves as the director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research. “If internships are only accessible for students who aren’t working or have parental support, if that kind of lack of access continues to happen, you’re just going to see a reproduction of privilege,” Hora tells Business Insider.
Thu
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Tim Russell, music director with the School of Education’s Dance Department, performed live with choreographer Gerald Casel’s “Cover your mouth when you smile” at the 2019 Kuandu Arts Festival in Taiwan from Nov. 1 to 2. After the performances, Russell returned to the U.S. to conduct a two-week artist residency at the University of Minnesota, beginning Nov. 4.
Wed
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Dan Timm, Delaney Reilly, Haley Rohloff, and Stephanie Woodson presented “Integrating Indigenous history, culture, and tribal sovereignty into teaching physical education” during the poster session at the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education convention in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 24. The poster showcased ideas that the three students developed while enrolled in Kinesiology 353: Health and Physical Education in a Multicultural Society.
Wed
Nov
06
The Capital Times put the spotlight on the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Student Conference, an annual event aimed at developing student leaders dedicated to ending racial disparities in achievement and opportunity.
Tue
Nov
05
UW-Madison’s Dan Timm was elected president-elect of Wisconsin Health and Physical Education at the organization’s annual convention on Oct. 24 in Wisconsin Dells. Timm is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Comprised of approximately 1,100 members at the elementary, secondary, and college levels, including students in teacher education programs, Wisconsin Health and Physical Education is the state’s largest organization for individuals working in health education and physical education.
Mon
Nov
04
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach was selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Boyd McCandless Award. This honor is a prestigious early career award in developmental psychology and human development. Vlach is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology, and is the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development Lab.
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Nov
04
UW-Madison’s John Diamond has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), which runs Nov. 6-8 in Milwaukee. Diamond is the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. A sociologist of race and education, he studies the relationship between social inequality and education opportunity through examining how educational leadership, policies, and practices shape students’ educational opportunities and outcomes.
Fri
Nov
01
The upcoming 8th annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) will include the Graduate School Academy (GSA), a part of the Colloquium Academies, which will be led by UW-Madison's LaVar Charleston. The GSA aims to provide opportunities to undergraduate participants that extend beyond institutional and national boundaries through presentations and workshops designed to enhance their academic and professional profiles. Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion.
Fri
Nov
01
Over the next five years, a team of early childhood educators and university evaluators, funded by a $1 million community impact grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, will train teachers, as well as document and evaluate Madison’s innovative One City Schools.
Fri
Nov
01
USA Today showcased research from UW-Madison’s David Bell on sports specialization in young athletes. Bell is a national leader in examining the risks associated with sports specialization and youth athletics. He is an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology's athletic training program, and director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). According to Bell’s research, focusing on one sport at too early an age increases the risk of major, career-threatening injury later in life.
Thu
Oct
31
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson and the College of New Jersey’s Jason J. Dahling co-authored a report that was published in the flagship American Psychological Association journal’s special issue on poverty. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and directs the Work and Wellness Lab.
Wed
Oct
30
The Discussion Project is accepting applications for its cohorts during the upcoming 2020 spring semester. The idea behind the professional development series is that an engaging classroom discussion can be both a vital part of the learning process and a microcosm of the way we hope democracy functions. Yet a high-quality discussion doesn’t just happen — it takes structure, planning, practice, and skill to make it effective. The Discussion Project offers instructors tools to design and facilitate high-quality classroom discussions to prepare their students to participate in them.
Wed
Oct
30
UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira received two major awards for his experimental documentary film, “On Exile,” at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image in New York. At the intersection of art, cinema, anthropology, and politics, “On Exile” reflects on the refugee experience, expanding on issues of migration, displacement, and otherness. Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department.
Wed
Oct
30
The Wisconsin State Journal put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy and her upcoming performance, “FLIGHT: Torn like a rose.” Choy, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department, has built the performance’s dance work around her interpretation of the 12th century epic poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar. The poem, well-known in Iran, is designed to inspire people to question their self-interest and worldly gain.
Wed
Oct
30
Isthmus recently shared an article spotlighting UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross — and the launch of their Women Artists Forward Fund, created to support female artists in Wisconsin. Baker earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1990, and Ross receive her MFA in 1992.
Tue
Oct
29
UW-Madison alumnus Curt Mueller, who grew his Mueller Sports Medicine company into a global powerhouse, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Oct., 19, according to this obituary. Mueller, a longtime supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers and the athletic training program within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was 85 years old. He played basketball for the Badgers from 1954-56, and started Mueller Sports Medicine in the basement of his father's drugstore in Prairie du Sac in 1959.

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