School of Education News

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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).
Thu
Mar
16
A former team captain and standout for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer program, Marisa Kresge will return to the Badgers as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Paula Wilkins announced earlier this month. Kresge is an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, having earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and adapted physical education from the Department of Kinesiology during her time as a student-athlete, when she competed three years for the Badgers.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman was quoted in a recent Daily Cardinal article discussing how the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) could offer a model for implementing performance-based funding in the UW System.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Julie Mead recently appeared on WORT/89.9 FM to talk about school vouchers. Mead is a professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. While setting education policies, Mead says it's most important to think about how to find ways to best serve all kids. Mead says existing research does not suggest kids in voucher programs fare better than kids in public schools, and yet voucher programs are taking away resources and certain elements from public schools.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison's Nicholas Hillman is quoted in an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how Gov. Scott Walker's performance-based funding plan will affect different campuses across the UW System. In the budget plan from Walker, state funding for the UW System would be divided among the campuses by ranking the different schools against each other and considering performance factors such as average time to degree and overall graduation rates. Under this proposal from the governor, a report from Hillman finds that UW-Madison would be a winner, while UW-Milwaukee and UW-Parkside would lose out.
Wed
Mar
15
UW-Madison’s School of Education was honored by the Partners in Giving campaign during a ceremony March 14 at Union South. The School placed third in the category of Increase in Percent Participation (2.77 percent) in agencies and units over 400 people in the Partners in Giving campaign this year. That increase was bolstered by a generous anonymous matching donation challenge that was offered late in the campaign for workers across the School of Education.
Tue
Mar
14
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
Tue
Mar
14
Ten University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members have been appointed to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) named professorships in 2017, including the School of Education’s T.L. Solien, the Jack Damer Professor of Art. He is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited worldwide in institutional, gallery and museum exhibitions. Solien currently teaches painting courses through the School of Education’s Art Department that investigate contemporary concepts and methodologies of figuration.
Mon
Mar
13
UW-Madison’s Marlene Skog will present her new work "Internal Divide" for the Madison Ballet March 31 and April 1 at the Bartell Theater Madison in their spring concert "Primavera." Skog is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. This new solo, with original music composed by Tim Russell, will be performed on pointe by ballet artist Shannon Quirk.
Fri
Mar
10
Leonel Lim and UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple are the editors of a recently released book titled, “The Strong State and Curriculum Reform: Assessing the politics and possibilities of educational change in Asia.” Says Apple: “Too often we talk about borrowing supposedly successful curriculum reform from places such as Singapore, China, Japan or South Korea in a vacuum. This book demands that we look much more closely at the realities of government power and control."
Fri
Mar
10
UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson has been selected to serve as a founding member of a new American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Developing Guidelines for Psychology Practice with Low-Income and Economically Marginalized Clients. Thompson is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. She is a national-level expert on social class as a factor in mental health and psychological intervention.
Fri
Mar
10
UW-Madison's Matthew Hora recently published an article in the February issue of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) journal. Hora is a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is housed within the School of Education. Hora is also an assistant professor of adult teaching and learning with the Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies. The article is headlined, "Beyond the Skills Gap," and explores many of the themes in Hora's recently published book of the same name.
Thu
Mar
09
UW-Madison’s Bailey Smolarek will be receiving the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Critical Educators for Social Justice Special Interest Group. Smolarek is an alumna of the School of Education, having earned her Ph.D. from the No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in May. Smolarek’s dissertation is titled, “ ‘Unintended Consequences ‘: Reforms, Race, and the Schooling Experiences of Mexican Emergent Bilinguals in a New Destination High School.”
Thu
Mar
09
Alumna Bethany Wilinski is publishing a book based in her dissertation research while at UW-Madison. Wilinski received a Ph.D. in 2014 from the School of Education's departments of Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Policy Studies. Today, she is an assistant professor with Michigan State University's Department of Teacher Education. The book is titled: "When Pre-K Comes to School: Policy, Partnerships, and the Early Childhood Education Workforce," and will be released March 10.

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