Big move: Buisch’s painting makes its way to the Chazen

February 17, 2020

As a part of the campus-wide faculty show at UW-Madison’s Chazen Museum, Derrick Buisch, a professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, and a team of helpers, moved his 38.75-foot-long painting from the Art Lofts to the museum across major streets on campus.

The Conversation publishes Hora’s piece on obstacles to internships

February 4, 2020

The Conversation published a piece on obstacles to internships written by UW-Madison’s Matt Hora. According to Hora, many students who’ve turned down an internship had actually hoped to take one but could not. One of the most significant obstacles preventing students from participating in internships is the need to work paid jobs. 60 percent of students surveyed by Hora cited this as a reason for not being able to take an internship, as they are often responsible paying for housing, groceries, transportation, and rising tuition costs.

UW-Madison’s Horning speaks with The Atlantic about ‘Principles for Success’

January 31, 2020

The Atlantic reviewed “Principles for Success,” a condensed version of Ray Dalio’s original book, which is meant to be read by any age. However, Joe Pinsker, a writer for The Atlantic, and UW-Madison’s KT Horning, director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC), were unsure of how younger readers would respond to Dalio’s book.

Education Dive names alum Contreras an ‘administrator to watch’ in 2020

January 30, 2020

UW-Madison alumna Sharon Contreras was named one of five "administrators to watch" in 2020 by Education Dive. Contreras received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2015. She has served as the superintendent of the Guilford County Schools since 2016. Contreras is the first woman and the first Latina to lead Guilford, North Carolina’s third largest district.

Wisconsin State Journal spotlights Li Chiao-Ping Dance

January 30, 2020

UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping and her dance company, Li-Chiao Ping Dance (LCPD), were recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. Li is a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department and is the founder of the LCPD. “Dancing the Chazen” is free and open to the public. LCPD will perform excerpts from “Dancing” on Friday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The complete performance will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 and will be followed by a reception and talk-back in the Chazen lobby.

Underwood co-authors op-ed urging policymakers to make schools safer

January 3, 2020

UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood recently co-authored an op-ed published by The Capital Times newspaper that’s headlined, “Stop playing politics with our children and make schools safer.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She penned this op-ed in her role as president of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools.