School of Education News

Mon
Dec
11
UW-Madison alumnus Patrick Daugherty was commissioned by the Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Courthouse to recreate Charles Willson Peale's 1772 portrait of George Washington in uniform as colonel of the First Virginia Regiment. Daugherty earned his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education's Art Department and now he teaches art at Penn State Fayette. His work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and more.
Sat
Dec
09
UW-Madison’s KT Horning recently spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio about book recommendations this holiday season for children of all ages and their varying interests. Horning is director of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC). "One of the great thing about contemporary children’s books is there’s something for everyone," Horning told WPR’s "The Larry Meiller Show."
Fri
Dec
08
Several faculty and alumni from the School of Education's Art Department will be included in the local event, "The Capitol at 100." The event is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin Capitol Building, celebrated through artwork from Madison artists and curated by Martha Glowacki, who received her master of fine arts from UW-Madison in 1978. The artwork, which is being showcased in the Overture Center's Playhouse Gallery, features a variety of media -- from a detailed examination of the building's architecture and interpretations of the Capitol's political history, to a historical overview of artists commissioned to create artwork for the Capitol.
Fri
Dec
08
Alon Andrews received a First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award on Dec. 1. UW-Madison’s First Wave Program is a full-tuition, four-year scholarship program that allows students to blend multicultural art, activism and their academic and career goals. Andrews was nominated for the award by First Wave scholar Tehan Ketema. Andrews is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The award honors UW-Madison faculty and staff who support the program's students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood was named to a Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding that was announced by Wisconsin's legislative leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The commission will be chaired by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay). "Hopefully the commission will provide an opportunity for legislators, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and practicing educators to improve educational opportunities for Wisconsin’s children," says Underwood, the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Thu
Dec
07
Video from ​Noah Hirschl and Christian Smith's Nov. 17 WISCAPE presentation, ​"Moving the Needle in Wisconsin: High Schools Helping Economically Disadvantaged Students Get to College," is now available.
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Aristotle Georgiades and Gail Simpson are vying to make a new piece of art for Pennsylvania Park on Madison's east side, reports an article from The Capital Times. Georgiades and Simpson are professors of sculpture in the School of Education's Art Department. They are best known as the artistic team Actual Size Artworks, based in Stoughton. The art commission for the location in Pennsylvania Park is worth $40,000, and a panel of volunteers from the Madison Arts Commission with expertise as visual artists, musicians and educators chose Actual Size Artworks as one artist pair option for the neighborhood to consider.
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Helen Lee was featured in an article from the October/November 2017 issue of American Craft ​Magazine. Lee is a faculty member with the UW-Madison School of Education's Art Department.
Wed
Dec
06
Members of UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) traveled to Boulder, Colo., in November for a workshop related to the Geoscience Diversity Experiential Simulations (GeoDES) Project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The three-day workshop, held Nov. 13-15, helped participants think critically about race, gender and sexual identity, as well as develop leadership techniques and skills. The workshop included bystander intervention training through the use of virtual reality technology.
Wed
Dec
06
Li Chiao-Ping Dance performed "Landed," a full length, evening concert​ exploring the immigration climate in the U.S., on Dec. 2 at Iowa State University in Ames. "Landed" is a MAP Fund-supported collaboration between choreographer Li Chiao-Ping and visual artist Douglas Rosenberg that brings spoken text together with Rosenberg's acclaimed, poignant visual designs and Li's signature, inventive movement to engage stories of immigration from past to present. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg chairs the School's Art Department.
Wed
Dec
06
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood authored another "Under the Law" column for Phi Delta Kappan magazine, with her latest report examining teachers' classroom speech and the legal rights of school boards in determining what materials are appropriate for the classroom.
Wed
Dec
06
UW-Madison’s Jessica Perez-Chavez will be assisting with the review and selection process for Division 45’s scientific programming at the American Psychological Association’s 2018 Annual Convention. Perez-Chavez is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and will be serving as the Scientific Program Graduate Student Assistant for the division. APA’s Division 45 is the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.
Tue
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes is the lead author of a recently published paper in the American Heart Association's Hypertension journal. The research examines an association between pregnancy history and brain blood flow characteristics. The results suggest a history of high blood pressure (specifically preeclampsia) negatively affects cerebral circulation years after pregnancy. This might explain the greater risk of stroke and cognitive decline in women who have had a history of preeclampsia.
Tue
Dec
05
UW-Madison’s Michael Apple was recently recognized by the University of Southern Queensland in Australia as a “Research Giant” for 2017. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies. Apple is widely known for conducting groundbreaking work as one of the leading founders of the field of critical curriculum studies.
Mon
Dec
04
An innovative and groundbreaking 2012 book co-authored by UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek was recently translated into Chinese and published by Shanghai Scientific and Technological Education Publishing House. The book, which was initially published in English by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is titled, “Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners: A College Education for the 21st Century.”
Mon
Dec
04
UW-Madison alumna Suzanne Eckes was recently named the President of the Education Law Association (ELA). Eckes earned a Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2002, and is now a professor at Indiana University Bloomington. The ELA's mission is to help scholars and practitioners collaborate and inform educational policy to positively affect students, faculty and administrators. A press release from Indiana University states one of Eckes' long-term goals in the position is to bring knowledge of education law to the forefront of the ELA's work with groups that would benefit the most.
Fri
Dec
01
UW-Madison alumna Pat Greco was named the 2018 Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. Greco earned her Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from the School of Education in 1995, and serves as superintendent for the School District of Menomonee Falls. Under Greco's leadership, the School District of Menomonee Falls has won a Journal Sentinel Top Workplace award three years in a row. In addition, Menomonee Falls High School is a silver-rank school by U.S. News & World report and has 130 Advance Placement Scholars.
Thu
Nov
30
Among the people the Post speaks with to address this nuanced topic is UW-Madison’s Clifton Conrad, who has served as an expert witness and consultant in a range of high-profile civil rights cases involving higher education over the past several decades. Conrad has spent much of his career studying race and gender in higher education and has visited more than 50 historically black colleges and universities as part of his work with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. Conrad is a faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Thu
Nov
30
UW-Madison alumni Todd Anderson and Bruce Crownover have a collection of prints in a book titled "The Last Glacier" that is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery 690 at The Met Fifth Avenue. Anderson, an art professor at Clemson University, received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1997. Crownover received his master of fine arts degree from the Art Department in 1989 and today is a master printer with UW-Madison’s Tandem Press. In "The Last Glacier," Anderson and Crownover, along with Ian van Coller, worked on capturing the glaciers in Glacier National Park through prints and photography.
Wed
Nov
29
UW­–Madison graduate student Colin Rohm is being remembered by his campus colleagues as a scholar of uncommon talent and wide-ranging passions who nurtured the intellectual curiosity of thousands of his fellow students as a gifted advisor. Rohm, 26, was pursuing a master’s degree in educational policy studies at the School of Education and a master’s degree in public affairs at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. He died Nov. 21 at UW Hospital in Madison. The cause was bacterial pneumonia and complications of Type 1 diabetes, according to his family.

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