School of Education News

Fri
Oct
04
UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston will be taking part in a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 7, that’s part of the second annual Wisconsin Leadership Conference at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion. The panel event he is taking part in will be moderated by Joan Prince and is titled, “Beyond Forward, Part 2: Have Four-Year Colleges and Universities Prepared the Next Generation for the Workforce Our State Needs?”
Fri
Oct
04
A recent report from Tolerance magazine utilizes research from UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC). The article shares the experiences of elementary students and teachers at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY, as part of the school’s project “I am the author of my own story.”
Thu
Oct
03
The School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Peggy Choy Dance company and UW-Madison’s Asian American Studies program, presents “Flight: Torn like a rose,” which will be held at the H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Peggy Choy, an associate professor with the Dance Department, has a foundation in Korean and Javanese dance, Asian martial arts, and is a certified teacher of Dayan Qigong — a 1,700 year-old vital energy force practice from China.
Thu
Oct
03
UW-Madison’s Brian Burt is receiving the Exemplar Award from Indiana University's Neal-Marshall Alumni Club on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the 24th IU NMAC reunion in Indianapolis. Burt is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Wed
Oct
02
The new book, “Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future of Youth Work,” from UW-Madison’s Bianca Baldridge is a 2019 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) Critics’ Choice Book Award winner. Baldridge is a sociologist of education and an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Wed
Oct
02
UW–Madison’s Dance Department is opening a stunning permanent exhibition in Lathrop Hall’s new Gallery Space titled, “Radical Pedagogy: Margaret H’Doubler, Anna Halprin, and American Dance, 1916-Present.” The exhibition was made possible via a generous donation from Jody Gottfried Arnhold ('65) and John Arnhold. The photographs, visual art, and films that fill Lathrop’s Gallery Space bear witness to dance pioneer Margaret H’Doubler’s radical pedagogy and its inherently Midwestern progressivism — when dance became a rigorous academic discipline and the body became the route to scientific inquiry, self-discovery, creativity, and citizenship.
Tue
Oct
01
Alongside lead author Wendy Wood of Colorado State University, UW-Madison’s Beth Fields recently co-authored a report that was featured in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation. Fields is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The report is titled, "Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018."
Tue
Oct
01
The School of Education is seeking nominations for the Rockwell Awards for Cooperating Teachers. These awards recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers.
Mon
Sep
30
The Center for Research on College-to-Workforce Transitions (CCWT) — a project at UW‒Madison’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research — is collaborating with the United Negro College Fund’s Career Pathways Initiative and a vocational psychologist to study internship programs at six historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that have a high population of STEM graduates.
Mon
Sep
30
UW–Madison's Division of the Arts has opened the call for applications for the 2020 Awards in the Creative Arts. The Division of the Arts provides research support to UW-Madison faculty, staff, and students in the arts, and each spring it recognizes achievements and professional service in the arts. The grants awarded support future creative endeavors and research. The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m.
Fri
Sep
27
UW–Madison’s Nick Hillman, an expert in higher ed finance, explains to Iowa Public Radio how key drivers of student debt often receive little attention from candidates. And while making college affordable is more complicated than providing free tuition, Hillman notes that message is likely to resonate with college graduates and younger voters who are a growing share of the electorate.
Fri
Sep
27
An op-ed authored by UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora looks at college internships and the current push across postsecondary institutions to adopt, scale, and sustain internship programs. Hora is an affiliate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and a research scientist with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). Hora is the director of UW-Madison’s Center for College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), which is housed within WCER.
Thu
Sep
26
The School of Education’s Dance Department and Art Department will co-host Carrie Hanson as the Fall 2019 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence, with Kate Corby as lead faculty. Hanson is a choreographer, director, performer, and dance educator. She serves as the artistic director of The Seldoms, and uses dance and performance to reference social, political, and environmental issues.
Thu
Sep
26
The New York Times Magazine recently profiled award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson and her efforts to transform children’s literature and diversify publishing. “She has just set a standard for herself and for others,” UW–Madison's Kathleen T. Horning, the director of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, tells The New York Times Magazine.The Times report also utilizes the research of the CCBC, housed in the School of Education, to spotlight the dearth of books from black authors and illustrators, and how such figures have changed over the decades.
Wed
Sep
25
UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry, an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department, is receiving a prestigious 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. Barry is a professor of interdisciplinary creativity and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. The MacArthur Fellowships, also known as genius grants, provide $625,000 stipends to be used as the fellows see fit. “Lynda is a creative force of nature,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Wed
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s Julie Stamm was recently interviewed on WISC-TV’s “Live at Four” program about concussions, and youth and high school sports. Stamm is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. She is an expert on CTE and the consequences of repeated head impacts and concussions in children through contact sports.
Tue
Sep
24
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett, along with colleagues from Brazil and South Africa, was recently awarded a grant from the International Network of Educational Institutes (INEI) to conduct a collaborative research project. Bartlett is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and is an anthropologist who works in international and comparative education. Her recent work takes up anthropological perspectives to examine literacy programs and pedagogies.
Mon
Sep
23
Everyone has heard they should “eat healthy and exercise” for better quality of life, and cancer survivors are no different. Cadmus-Bertram and Jess Gorzelitz opened a clinical trial to study the effects of a strength training program on endometrial cancer survivorship.
Fri
Sep
20
The 2019 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) is being held in downtown Milwaukee Nov. 6-8, with a pre-colloquium on Nov. 5. Each year, ICBME brings together top researchers, high-impact practitioners, funders, policymakers, students, and concerned citizens to engage in conversations regarding the state of affairs for black boys and men in education. The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is sponsored by Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW–Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State University.
Thu
Sep
19
Publishers Weekly put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry in a report on "Making Comics," Barry’s new book due to be released in November. Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the School of Education’s Art Department. She is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry’s new book, to be published by Drawn & Quarterly, offers readers methods for learning to tell stories in pictures while unlocking creative connections.

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