School of Education News

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.
Fri
Feb
10
Professor Jin-Wen Yu’s “Re-Place,” performed during the Madison Ballet's midwinter concert, "BARE," was said to be "by far the best of the three pieces he’s set on Madison Ballet over the last few years," according to Susan Kepecs in Cultural Oyster. Yu is chair of the Dance Department within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Fri
Feb
10
A Madison365.com article features the work of UW-Madison's Michael Dando, along with the City of Madison and several other partners, in offering a hip-hop architecture and education camp for youth during Black History Month. Dando is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Thu
Feb
09
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at President Donald Trump’s newly named Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in her latest “Under the Law” column. Underwood begins by writing, “In this season of presidential appointments, we’ve all been watching as Congress and others have probed the backgrounds of candidates to get some idea about how these individuals will serve this country. Any presidential appointment is important, but few have the far-reaching influence of a single Supreme Court nominee.” In particular, many are no doubt wondering how his appointment might affect the outcomes of cases that bear upon K-12 education.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a prestigious early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how adaptive educational technologies can improve students' learning in STEM fields. Rau will examine how physical models can be integrated with virtual models into adaptive technologies. The NSF award, for $598,399, will support Rau’s work that'll involve students and instructors at both four- and two-year colleges over the next five years.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy presented "FLIGHT" Jan. 27 to ​28 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. Through her new work "FLIGHT," Peggy Choy Dance brought a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, paying homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds.”
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.

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