School of Education News

Fri
Feb
24
UW-Madison’s Xueli Wang and her research team authored an intriguing new report that appears in the most recent edition of the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The article is headlined "A Nuanced Look at Women in STEM Fields at Two-Year Colleges: Factors That Shape Female Students' Transfer Intent." The report examines women's intent to transfer to a four-year program after starting STEM programs or courses at two-year colleges. Co-authors on the paper include Hsun-yu Chan, Sara Jimenez Soffa and Brett Ranon Nachman, a doctoral student with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Fri
Feb
24
A recent report from NPR.org uses the expertise of the School of Education's Cooperative Children's Book Center's (CCBC) for a report about how authors and illustrators of color only accounted for 22 percent of books published in 2016. NRP explains how the CCBC started keeping track of these statistics in 1985 after requests from teachers who had mostly students of color but couldn't find books to reflect their experiences. "And in some cases, they were looking for books that didn't exist," CCBC Director Kathleen Horning tells NPR.
Thu
Feb
23
Aaron Bird Bear has been appointed the assistant dean for student diversity programs in UW-Madison’s School of Education. In this role, Bird Bear is responsible for leadership around recruiting, supporting and retaining under-represented undergraduate and graduate students, while also serving as the Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinator (MDC) for the School of Education.
Thu
Feb
23
Taylor Kuhn, a UW-Madison student who will graduate in May with a degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was recently featured in a Wisconsin State Journal report as her days as a role player with the Badgers women’s basketball team winds to a close. The report notes that Kuhn earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last season and after graduating in May with a degree in kinesiology, she plans to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant.
Wed
Feb
22
UW-Madison's Anna Lehner was featured by Edge Effects for a discussion about "extinct languages, ice cores and ancient air, and her reintroduction of Morse code through tap dance." Lehner is a Master of Fine Arts student with the School of Education's Art Department. Edge Effects is a digital magazine produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), which is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Tue
Feb
21
Li Chiao-Ping's contemporary dance company has an upcoming show at the Overture Center for the Arts in a collaboration with Douglas Rosenberg's visual art. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg is chair of the School of Education's Art Department. Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) will present "Landed" at the Overture Center, Promenade Hall, from March 9 to 11. The concert features Li's choreography and visual art from Rosenberg, as well as spoken text, to explore the immigrant experience from the late 1800's to the present day.
Mon
Feb
20
UW-Madison’s Lesley Bartlett will be delivering a presentation about her new book Feb. 23 at Columbia University. The book is titled “Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach" and is co-authored by UW-Madison alumna Frances Vavrus. A flyer promoting the talk at Columbia University explains how Bartlett “contends that new approaches are necessitated by conceptual shifts in the social sciences, specifically in relation to culture, context, space, place, and comparison itself.”
Mon
Feb
20
UW-Madison alumna Kristen Leigh Kludt is publishing her debut book this month titled, "A Good Way Through: My Journey with God from Disappointment into Hope." Kludt received a bachelor's degree in English Education from the School of Education in 2006, and taught for seven years before focusing on writing. In the book, Kludt chronicles her spiritual journey after struggling with depression as a young adult, dealing with other hardships, and how she found healing in faith.
Sun
Feb
19
UW-Madison Dance Department Lecturer Liz Sexe will be performing in Maria Gillespie and Tim Russell's twelfth installment of Hyperlocal MKE on Feb. 26. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee. Maria Gillespie, artistic director of Oni Dance and Assistant Professor of Dance at UW-Milwaukee, and Tim Russell, composer and Music Director of the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department, formed Hyperlocal in 2014 to bring together local composers and choreographers creating improvised performances throughout Milwaukee.
Fri
Feb
17
Impact. It’s a word that Mike Beall uses often when defining the mission of the eight game developers he leads at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, the new home for this dynamic band of software programmers and artists. Recently branded as Gear Learning, the team’s new game plan is to bring learning to digital life by working with researchers across the UW–Madison campus, as well as with external educational partners.
Fri
Feb
17
UW-Madison’s annual Undergraduate Symposium is a forum designed to showcase undergraduate students' creativity, achievement and talent across all disciplines through oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibitions, film shorts, artist talks (new this year) and performances. The Undergraduate Symposium is open to all students enrolled during the 2016-17 academic year, including those who graduated in December. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.
Thu
Feb
16
UW-Madison's Felice Amato will be delivering two upcoming Puppet Festival workshops. In the workshops, families will be able to create a small toy theater set and puppets to tell fun family stories together, such as "Remember That Time..." or "If We Lived On Mars." The workshops will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Studio, lower level, and on Sunday, April 2, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Promenade Hall, Overture Center for the Arts.
Thu
Feb
16
Did you know that images are central to conducting and communicating science? And such images are often just as artistic as they are instructive. To recognize the visual and exploratory value of scientific imagery, the 7th annual Cool Science Image Contest is currently seeking submissions. The contest offers an opportunity to show off compelling science images made by students, staff or faculty. Campus members may submit individually or as teams.
Wed
Feb
15
UW-Madison alumni Todd Anderson and Bruce Crownover are receiving national attention for their groundbreaking work capturing disappearing glaciers through art. Anderson and Crownover, along with Ian van Coller, recently finished a project called “The Last Glacier,” in which the artists worked on capturing the glaciers in Glacier National Park. The project is a collaboration of two different mediums of art: Anderson and Crownover both as printmakers; and van Coller as photographer. The resulting work is a collection of 15 specially bound books full of all original artwork.
Wed
Feb
15
The School of Education's Dawn Crim will be one of the lead presenters ​during a UW-Madison Black History Month event on Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is titled, “Sitting at the Feet of Our Elders: An Interactive Talk with Dean Dawn Crim.” Crim is the associate dean for external relations with the School of Education. She will lead a discussion about preserving joy and happiness on the UW-Madison campus. The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Witte Residence Hall.
Tue
Feb
14
Research from UW-Madison’s Claudia Persico was recently noted in a New York Times op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall headlined, “Integration Works. But Can It Survive the Trump Era?” Persico is a multidisciplinary, economics-oriented policy scholar interested in inequality, education and early childhood health.In the study highlighted by the New York Times, Persico and co-authors found that a "10 percent increase in per-pupil spending each year for all 12 years of public school leads to 0.27 more completed years of education, 7.25 percent higher wages, and a 3.67 percentage-point reduction in the annual incidence of adult poverty; effects are much more pronounced for children from low-income families."
Tue
Feb
14
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was recently quoted in two news articles from the Wisconsin State Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about Gov. Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget proposals. The Wisconsin State Journal article is headlined: "Experts see flaws in Scott Walker's plan for UW System performance funding." Hillman has studied performance-based funding extensively, and the State Journal quotes Hillman on some of the potential issues with Walker's plans. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article is headlined, "Scott Walker proposes ranking UW campuses to divide new money," and it quotes Hillman saying studies show it is better to judge each campus individually rather than pitting schools against one another in this performance-based funding model.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman and Peter Goff appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program last week to talk about Gov. Scott Walker’s newly released 2017-19 state budget proposal that calls for more money –- and reforms –- for education in Wisconsin. Both are faculty members with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Check out what each had to say on this important topic.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach is receiving an Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This prestigious honor is given to emerging scientists in the field of child development, as evidenced through research, publications and other scholarly activity. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD) Lab.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Emily Arthur, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department and co-­curator of “Re-­Riding History,” will be moderating a panel discussion of three guest speakers on Friday, Feb. 17 at Edgewood College. The topic is: “Justice in Native American Today: What does social justice/equity in Native America today look like from your professional point of view?” The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood College Gallery The special guests who will be answering this question include Patty Loew, Chris Pappan and Wendy K. White Eagle.

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