LaVar Charleston featured on ‘Black Like Me’ podcast

June 24, 2022

UW–Madison Chief Diversity Officer and School of Education alumnus LaVar J. Charleston joined with his wife, Sherri Ann Charleston, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Harvard University, on the “Black Like Me with Dr. Alex Gee” podcast recently for a discussion about the evolution of the chief diversity officer position in higher education.

Article about Black ‘renaissance’ in Madison spotlights UW–Madison’s Walker, Abdu’Allah

February 23, 2022

UW–Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah and Chris Walker were featured in a recent article in the Wisconsin State Journal shining a light on work by Black artists in Madison. The article, headlined “Black Madison artists working to create a permanent ‘renaissance,’” notes the landscape for Black artists in Madison is changing, with long-established, white-dominated institutions diversifying their offerings.

‘Moonshine’ on Feb. 25 will celebrate Black art and dance

February 18, 2022

The UW–Madison Dance Department and Professor Chris Walker are delighted to present "Moonshine," in person on Feb. 25, 2022, at 3:30 p.m., in the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall. This free event is a celebration of Black History Month, with live music, contemporary theater, and dance performances including West African, Afro-Caribbean dancehall, and Hip-Hop dance forms. 

A Thousand Thank-yous to Errol Hill

February 1, 2022

We are kicking off Black History Month with a tribute to Errol Hill that was written by Professor Baron Kelly of our Department of Theatre and Drama. 

Bell named to national panel that will examine how to make STEM learning more equitable

November 16, 2021

UW–Madison’s Courtney Bell is one of 15 experts selected nationwide to serve on a new, ad-hoc committee created by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to provide practical, evidence-based guidance to make STEM learning in the PreK–12 system equitable. Bell is director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and a professor of learning sciences with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology.