School faculty and staff reunite at traditional ‘Welcome Back Bash’

September 8, 2021

It was a beautiful late summer day for members of the School of Education community — many used to seeing each other only in boxes on their computer screens — to reunite for the traditional Welcome Back Bash for faculty and staff, in the North Plaza of the Education Building overlooking Lake Mendota, on Thursday, Sept. 2. While enjoying a full tailgate lunch, and picking up T-shirts tagged with the phrase “Lead and Inspire,” attendees took a break from their workdays to catch up with colleagues and kick off the new school year. 

UW–Madison’s Thompson receives CSES leadership award

August 10, 2021

UW–Madison's Mindi Thompson, a professor in the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, will receive the 2021 Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) Award for Emerging Leadership in Psychology from the American Psychological Association. 

Summer 2021 Learning Connections alumni magazine available online

July 6, 2021

The latest edition of Learning Connections, a magazine for alumni and friends of the UW–Madison School of Education, is now posted online. The ​Summer 2021 issue centers on the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the many lessons learned. In addition, we spotlight a range of important and innovative work being done across the School.

Study will investigate how e-therapy can improve mental health of transgender, nonbinary people

June 18, 2021

Transgender, two-spirit, and nonbinary (TNB) people have increased risk for mental health concerns, including anxiety, trauma-based distress, depression, self-harm, and suicide. To improve mental health outcomes for these individuals, a project led by the School of Education’s Stephanie Budge seeks to assess whether e-therapy (telehealth) interventions matching TNB clients with TNB therapists makes a positive difference. The project is one of 15 chosen to receive grants through the through UW–Madison’s Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative.