UW-Madison’s Miller writes at Medium.com about experience in education system

October 10, 2019

UW-Madison’s Keith Miller Jr. recently published an article at Medium.com headlined “Confessions of an ‘At-Risk’ Black Boy Turned Educator.” Miller explains that it’s “a nine-minute read/journey to the center of my own trauma and experience as a Black body in the education system and the journey to leading the work in my community at the Deep Center, and the transformative process it sparked.”

UW-Madison experts can address back-to-school topics

August 21, 2019

As parents, students and teachers prepare for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, experts from UW–Madison’s School of Education are ready to share their thoughts with media members on a variety of topics.

Research looks at how Snapchat filters affect self-image

August 13, 2019

While observing heavy use of selfie apps such as Snapchat, UW-Madison graduate student Amy Niu found herself wondering about the effects that virtual makeovers have on college-age females. “I started to wonder how looking at a different self will change how people will view themselves,” said Niu, who is in the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology.

Rau receives NSF award to examine ways to help students learn engineering concepts

August 5, 2019

UW–Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a federal grant to examine how instructors can better utilize visuals to help students learn complex engineering concepts. The award of $300,000 is from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant program. Rau is an associate professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning Representations and Technology Lab. She is partnering on this project with UW–Madison’s Barry Van Veen, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Enright receives international Expanded Reason Award for groundbreaking forgiveness work

July 25, 2019

UW–Madison’s Robert Enright is receiving a 2019 Expanded Reason Award in recognition of his pioneering work on the power of forgiveness. This international award from the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid, Spain, and the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, recognizes extraordinary teachers and researchers. Enright, a professor with the School of Education’s highly regarded Department of Educational Psychology, is being recognized in the Expanded Reason Award’s research category for his book, “Forgiveness Therapy: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope.”

School of Education graduate students receive Global Health Institute awards

June 24, 2019

This year, three graduate students with ties to the School of Education have received Global Health Institute awards and grants. Niu Yanzhuo and Rui Meng of the Department of Educational Psychology, and Ngonidzashe Mpofu of the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, all earned Gradate Student Research Awards.

UW–Madison researchers secure grants to study mental health interventions in schools

June 20, 2019

A team of researchers from the School of Education's Department of Educational Psychology was recently awarded two grants to examine brief mental health interventions that are designed for use in schools. An overarching goal of these projects — which are funded via the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) — is to test strategies that schools can use to support students who are at risk for social-emotional and behavioral concerns.

UW-Madison’s Enright invited to speak at annual Spielberger EMPathy Symposium

June 14, 2019

UW-Madison’s Robert Enright has been invited to represent Division 3 (Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science) of the American Psychological Association (APA) at the annual Spielberger EMPathy Symposium on Aug. 9 in Chicago. Enright, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology and the founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, has been pioneering work on the science of forgiveness and researching how it affects wellbeing for more than three decades.

UW-Madison alum Eilers launches new education planning software

June 13, 2019

UW-Madison alumna Angie Eilers has recently launched a software company, UR Turn, that is targeted at education planning for middle and high school students. Eilers' refers to it as the "Google maps for education planning." The program allows students to set a goal and provides guidance and advising to help them along the way.