UW–Madison connections abound in MOWA glass art exhibition

October 29, 2021

A number of artists with connections to the UW–Madison Art Department, housed in the School of Education, are part of an exhibition exploring 60 years of Wisconsin glass art at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin. The exhibition, titled “The Studio Glass Movement: The Hyde Collection,” coincides with the International Year of Glass (2022) and MOWA’s 60th anniversary (2021).

UW–Madison alumna Gail Bach featured in CowParade NYC

October 13, 2021

The work of UW–Madison alumna Gail Bach was featured in the global public art exhibit, CowParade NYC 2021, from Aug. through Sep. 2021. Bach earned her bachelor’s degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1980.

New research brief shows how Wisconsin’s technical colleges adapted to COVID-19

September 28, 2021

An inaugural research brief from WCER Principal Investigator Xueli Wang’s NSF-funded study of change and innovation in technical education finds institutions in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) moved rapidly in response to the pandemic, revamping services and instructional practices to holistically serve students and meet their critical needs.

On Wisconsin magazine features ‘storybook romance’ of UW–Madison alums Dronzek, Henkes

September 22, 2021

The life and work of UW–Madison alumni Laura Dronzek and Kevin Henkes was featured recently in the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s On Wisconsin magazine. The article, titled “A Storybook Romance,” describes how Dronzek and Henkes — who both earned degrees from the School of Education’s Art Department — met at UW–Madison, married, and now “make magic together in children’s literature.”

Students, recent graduate, and Dean Hess meet with U.S. Secretary of Education Cardona

September 21, 2021

Two current students and a recent graduate of an innovative UW–Madison special education teacher preparation program received the unique opportunity to meet and speak with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona during a campus visit Monday, Sept. 20. Joining them in a conversation that lasted about 20 minutes was Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, and School of Education Dean Diana Hess.

Stroke research shows optimal timing for arm and hand rehabilitation

September 21, 2021

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Dorothy Farrar Edwards is a co-author of a study released Monday, Sept. 20, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that found an optimal time for intensive rehabilitation of arm and hand use after a stroke. She is the School of Education’s associate dean for research and a professor with the Department of Kinesiology.

New York Times publishes essay by UW–Madison alumna Schirmer

September 1, 2021

The New York Times published a guest essay by UW–Madison alumna Eleni Schirmer that is titled, “We’re Burying Our Kids in Debt (Just Not the Way You Think).” Schirmer earned her PhD in 2021 from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Department of Curriculum and Instruction.