School of Education News

Thu
Dec
14
Just more than 1,000 students will take part in the 2017 UW-Madison winter commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Kohl Center. Keynote speakers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, two of Hollywood's top storytellers, will deliver the charge to graduates. They'll recount how they turned an undergraduate friendship at UW-Madison into a successful writing-and-producing partnership.
Wed
Dec
13
As the fall semester and 2017 come to a close, the Morgridge Center for Public Service will be saying goodbye to one of its beloved staff members as Kathy Cramer will be stepping down as the faculty director and returning to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Cramer will be pursuing multiple research projects focusing on public opinion, civic engagement and deliberative democracy. The Morgridge Center for Public Service is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Dec
13
University Housing earlier this month put the spotlight on classroom instructors from across the UW-Madison for outstanding work during the Fall 2017 semester. And among the many talented faculty and staff being recognized as an Honored Instructor are five people from the School of Education. Those from the School of Education being honored during a celebration Dec. 1 at Rheta’s Dining Hall were: Nancy Kendall, Fred Stonehouse, Ann Fillback Watt, Shad Willingham and Andrew Winterstein.
Tue
Dec
12
The 2018 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. For the last three years, this event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has seen ever increasing participation in both the number of posters and the number of attendees. Those interested can submit a new or existing poster about research findings related to pre-K through adult education To present a poster, register by Friday, Feb. 9.
Tue
Dec
12
UW-Madison alumnus Rodney Lambright II was awarded a regional Emmy and was featured in a news report from the Daily Cardinal. Lambright earned his bachelor of science in art from the School of Education's Art Department, as well as communication arts. Lambright currently works as an animator and producer for Wisconsin Public Television. Lambright was awarded the regional Emmy for "Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air." Lambright received the award for bringing "Big Mama" to life with his artwork and animations. "Big Mama" is an audio story from Wisconsin Public Radio's Cynthia Woodland as part of the Wisconsin Life Project.
Mon
Dec
11
Four finalists to become the School of Education’s next Assistant Dean for Facilities will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session as part of the interview process. The Assistant Dean for Facilities is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, space management and planning for the facilities in the School of Education. The School of Education is housed in approximately 14 buildings on and off of the UW-Madison campus. The Assistant Dean will serve as the School's lead with campus Facilities Planning and Management units.
Mon
Dec
11
There will be a launch event for Faisal Abdu'Allah's new solo exhibition titled, "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," on Dec. 14 at Autograph ABP in London. Abdu'Allah is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In this new solo exhibition, Abdu'Allah asks "probing questions" about history, myth, faith, masculinity, memory, violence, race, representation and iconography, through his use of photography, print-making, video, sculpture and more. "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," will be on display from Dec. 15 through April 14, and features many new works on display for the first time.
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.

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