School of Education News

Fri
Mar
24
The School of Education's Kristen Pickett was selected to join UW-Madison’s BIRCWH Scholars Program. BIRCWH is an acronym for building interdisciplinary research careers in women's health. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health as a K-12 institutional training grant and structured mentoring program for junior faculty who conduct women’s health or sex/gender-based research. Pickett’s proposed training project is titled, "Examining the effects of social engagement on exercise outcomes: In-home cycling for underserved women of Wisconsin.”
Fri
Mar
24
UW-Madison alumnus Jim Vogel was recently recognized by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) for the outstanding quality of his thesis, “Measuring the Forces Involved in Single Point Aerial Dance Trapeze.” Vogel’s thesis research was acknowledged by the review jury of the USITT Engineering Commission’s Excellence in Engineering Research project. Vogel received his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama in 2014 under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dan Lisowski.
Thu
Mar
23
The Spring 2017 volume of The Review of Higher Education was recently released, and this highly regarded publication features three reports co-authored by faculty members and Ph.D. students with UW-Madison. The Review of Higher Education is the flagship journal of the Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Thu
Mar
23
UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg is giving a visiting artist lecture at Yale on Wednesday, March 29 titled "Surface Tensions: Screenic Bodies and the Sequential Moment." Rosenberg chairs the School of Education's Art Department. During the lecture, Rosenberg will discuss paradigms for the treatment of dance in various arts contexts. The event is sponsored by the Yale School of Art and the Digital Media Center for the Arts.
Wed
Mar
22
Twelve faculty members have received this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize UW-Madison’s finest educators. And among those who were recognized this year is the School of Education’s Steve Quintana. Quintana, a professor with the departments of Counseling Psychology and Educational Psychology, received the Inclusive Excellence Award.
Wed
Mar
22
The Spring 2017 issue of ForwardED is now available. ForwardED is the digital newsletter from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, part of UW–Madison’s School of Education since 1964.
Wed
Mar
22
School of Education alumnus Elmer Petersen and his art was recently featured in an article from On Wisconsin, UW-Madison's alumni magazine. Petersen graduated from the School of Education's Art Department in 1961 with a Master of Fine Arts. Petersen was commissioned by the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin, to create a sculpture honoring George Coleman Poage, a UW track star as well as the first African-American to win an Olympic medal.
Tue
Mar
21
More than 500 high school students, teachers and recruiters from across the United States and beyond will be on the UW-Madison campus March 23-26 for the Regional High School Dance Festival. The event, being hosted for the first time by the School of Education’s Dance Department, will feature five concerts that are free and open to the public at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s premier venue, Shannon Hall. This four-day festival, which is offered under the umbrella of the National High School Dance Festival (NHSDF) organization, is packed with performances, workshops and lectures from faculty, students and professional artists. There also will be master classes in contemporary technique, ballet, social and popular dance forms, somatic practice and more.
Tue
Mar
21
The work of UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is highlighted in an April 2017 report in The Atlantic that’s headlined, “What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know.” The deck headline reads: “Big Data has transformed everything from sports to politics to education. It could transform mental-health treatment, too — if only psychologists would stop ignoring it.” Goldberg is a Ph.D. student with UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Tue
Mar
21
Art from ​UW-Madison's Fred Stonehouse will be displayed at an exhibit named "The Silent Singers" through April 8 at the Safey-Kleen Gallery in Elgin, Illinois. Stonehouse is a Painting & Drawing faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In "The Silent Singers" Stonehouse uses a group of paintings to depict characters attempting to communicate with one another.
Tue
Mar
21
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora and Hyoung Joon Park recently published a new paper in the Review of Higher Education about about how faculty and administrators use, or don't use, data to inform teaching and learning. The paper, titled "Data driven decision-making in the era of accountability: Fostering faculty data cultures for learning," is based on the TPDM project at WCER. Hora and Park co-authored the paper with Jana Bouema-Gearhart at Oregon State University. The paper details the status and attitudes in U.S. education at all levels toward the use of hard data in making educational policy choices and revisions.
Mon
Mar
20
A recent article from the Capital Times explores a program providing support for African American girls at Hawthorne Elementary School that is called Circles of Support. Ashley Lauren Smith, a Ph.D student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies, co-facilitates the fourth grade girls' group in the program. Smith's research focuses on African American girls and school discipline.
Mon
Mar
20
UW-Madison's Paula McAvoy was quoted in a report from the Associated Press on the topic of teachers sharing their own personal political viewpoints. McAvoy is currently the program director of the Center for Ethics and Education. She also is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her doctorate in philosophy of education from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Policy Studies. McAvoy says teachers should not shy away from political discussion in the classroom, because schools should act as a space for students to challenge ideas and consider different viewpoints while developing their personal beliefs.
Sun
Mar
19
The class, called Zoethica: Bioinspired Art and Science, is part of Peter Krsko’s semester-long commitment to UW–Madison as the Art Institute’s spring Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence. Krsko chose the name Zoethica, a combination of the Greek word for life (zoe) and the word ethical, because his goal during his residency is “to explore bioinspired art and technology, not only from the aesthetic and scientific point of view, but also to explore the ethical implications.”
Sat
Mar
18
UW-Madison's Leslie Smith III will be featured in an exhibit called "Locus of Control" at the Maus Contemporary gallery in Birmingham, Alabama, this month. Smith is a Painting & Drawing faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In "Locus of Control," Smith has created a series of art, coupling oil paintings with "tangential parings" that plays with the relationship between abstraction and contemporary discourse within the broader art world.
Fri
Mar
17
UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
Fri
Mar
17
The research of UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was recently featured in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s “Spotlight on Research.” The report is headlined, “Vascular dementia: Exercise, blood flow and the aging brain.” The release of the story was timed to help draw attention to Brain Awareness Week, March 13-19. Barnes, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, researches potential risk factors for both cardiovascular disease and dementia.
Fri
Mar
17
he School of Education's Dawn Crim has been elected as a new trustee to the Madison Rotary Foundation. Crim is the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. Crim, along with Jason Hunt and Martha Vukelich-Austin, are newly elected and will serve a four-year term on the Madison Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees beginning on July 1.
Thu
Mar
16
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the impact of performance-based funding on university and student success.
Thu
Mar
16
Eleven promising young members of the UW–Madison faculty have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships, including the School of Education’s Faisal Abdu’Allah, an associate professor of art and faculty director of The Studio. Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. The awards are supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

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