School of Education News

Tue
Feb
07
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting a gathering of early education directors and supporters to examine the critical shortage of preschool teachers in the state. A panel of seven experts from UW-Madison, Madison College, Edgewood College, and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Ziemann Suite at the Waisman Center.
Tue
Feb
07
Students with UW-Madison's occupational therapy and nursing programs are gaining valuable experience working together in interprofessional learning sessions led by the School of Education's Debbie Bebeau, the School of Nursing's Paula Jarzemksy and other faculty members. A report on this topic, headlined "Teaching Teamwork," appears in the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the School of Nursing's alumni magazine (See pages 4-6). The article is written by Jennifer Garrett.
Mon
Feb
06
UW-Madison’s Laura Minero is featured in the cover story of the most recent Capital Times newspaper. The report is headlined: “ 'We certainly are afraid': Undocumented children of immigrants hope Trump won’t erase recent gains.” When she was a child, Minero and her parents immigrated to the United States from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Today, Minero is a Ph.D. student with School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology and an outspoken advocate for immigration reform.
Fri
Feb
03
The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on Friday approved a new undergraduate degree program in education studies at UW-Madison. The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies is designed to meet the needs of a growing number of undergraduate students who are interested in becoming involved in the realm of education, but not as teachers in the classroom. “This new undergraduate degree is unique because it’s arguably the only program of its kind in the nation to give undergraduates the multidisciplinary training needed to answer questions regarding both domestic and global education policy,” says Adam Nelson, chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, which will be the academic home of the new program.
Thu
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge. This competition awards money to students from any discipline to fund their entrepreneurial idea, such as an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Top prize is $2,000 and three $500 second prizes are available to the top four final proposals.
Thu
Feb
02
There’s always a need for more blood donors. But there’s an especially critical need to boost diversity among blood donors. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Madison Alumnae Chapter, Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Urban League of Greater Madison are teaming up to raise awareness around donor diversity and help save lives at the Winter 2017 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 222 S. Park St.
Wed
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s School of Education has recently opened nominations for several awards that will be presented at the Partners in Education Banquet on Thursday, May 4. This is an annual event in which the School invites all of its cooperating teachers, awardees and their guests to come together for a night of celebration.
Wed
Feb
01
A new scholarship program will help prepare young leaders to fight poverty and improve quality of life around the world. The King-Morgridge Scholars Program will launch with a cohort of six students in fall 2017 and will be housed in UW–Madison’s International Division. It will support high-achieving students from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and South Asia. The program is made possible by a $36 million gift from longtime friends Robert (Bob) and Dorothy (Dottie) King, and John and Tashia Morgridge. A 1955 graduate of the UW–Madison School of Education, Tashia Frankfurth Morgridge has maintained close ties with the School, serving on its board of visitors and, with her husband, sponsoring scholarships to support students preparing to become teachers.
Wed
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Catherine Compton-Lilly and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center will both be recognized by the Wisconsin State Reading Association at the 2017 WSRA Convention in Milwaukee on Feb. 9. Compton-Lilly, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, is receiving the Outstanding Service Award. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is being awarded the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s President’s Award.
Wed
Feb
01
School of Education alumnus Scott Seyforth will deliver a presentation, “The Life and Times of Carson Gulley,” to the Rotary Club of Madison at the group's next meeting on Feb. 1 at the Park Hotel. Though now largely forgotten, UW-Madison chef Carson Gulley was a celebrated figure in the mid-20th century known for his groundbreaking efforts crossing racial barriers as a culinary instructor, radio and television celebrity chef and as a pioneer in the local struggle for equal housing.
Tue
Jan
31
UW-Madison's Robert Enright, who has pioneered the study of forgiveness in locations across the globe for three decades, is playing a leading role in assembling the Jerusalem Conference on Forgiveness for Peace, which is scheduled for July 12-13 at the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center in Israel. Enright’s forgiveness model is based on the premise that letting go of feelings of anger and resentment can be liberating.
Tue
Jan
31
UW-Madison’s Kyira Hauer is featured in the January issue of Brava magazine as one of its “2017 Women to Watch.” Hauer is pursuing her master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
Mon
Jan
30
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative launches on Wednesday, Feb. 1 with a kick-off event in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The goal is to spark interdisciplinary teams that will define the Grand Challenges for the School of Education. There will be a short program beginning at 4 p.m., with School of Education Dean Diana Hess and Professor Rich Halverson each saying a few words about the Grand Challenges initiative. Drinks and hors’ d’oeuvres will be served. Although the event is free, registration is requested.
Mon
Jan
30
UW-Madison's Derrick Buisch and Faisal Abdu'Allah are Joan Mitchell Foundation 2016 Grant Recipients. Buisch and Abdu'Allah are two of 25 recipients of the 2016 Painters & Sculptors Grant Program in the amount of $25,000 each. The Grant Program was established in 1993 to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality through unrestricted career support.
Sun
Jan
29
A project led by UW-Madison alumna and Madison East High School teacher Kate Brien to show support for undocumented students is garnering local media coverage. Madison's local NBC affiliate reports how Brien and her students designed and sold 2,000 T-shirts to raise money for scholarships for undocumented students and to show unity, celebrate diversity and push back against intolerance.
Fri
Jan
27
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently posted an in-depth report examining the so-called skills gap headlined, “The Idea That Launched a Thousand Strategic Plans.” Among the experts The Chronicle turns to in an effort to put this nuanced topic in perspective is UW-Madison’s Matthew Hora, a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is housed within the School of Education. Hora and his colleagues spoke with both educators and employers about the skills gap for their recent book, “Beyond the Skills Gap: Preparing College Students for Life and Work.”
Fri
Jan
27
A Dance on Camera panel discussion at New York's Film Society on Feb. 6 will feature several leading teachers and administrators, including UW-Madison's Douglas Rosenberg, the chair of the School of Education's Art Department. The panel discussion will focus on unique curricula and how it incorporates emerging technology in dance and the changing landscape of dance film.
Thu
Jan
26
The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock is being featured in a printmaking exhibition that includes more than 40 prints by a dozen contemporary Native American printmakers. Organized by the International Print Center New York, “New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking,” runs through June 15 at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Hitchcock is the School of Education’s Associate Dean for the Arts, and a professor with the Art Department. He uses the print medium, with its long history of social and political commentary, to explore relationships of community, land and culture.
Thu
Jan
26
UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry was recently featured in a Washington Post article that garnered advice from great creative thinkers ​for the rising generation of female artists. Leading up to the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, The Post’s Comic Riffs “asked eight great creative minds what advice they might have for the rising generation of young female artists, storytellers and other creatives in a world that can still present them with unique obstacles. What guidance might they offer gleaned from their own experience?” Barry shared some words of wisdom.
Thu
Jan
26
Michael Meissen, who earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1990, was recently hired as a new consultant for K-12 initiatives at Madison Area Technical College. In his new position, Meissen will lead the process of creating a strategic plan that identifies the key K-12 priority areas for consideration by the college, maximizing student success and advancing Madison College's partnership with K-12 schools.

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