Learning Connections Winter 2019-20 edition

This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. You can also view a pdf version of Learning Connections.

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Winter 2019-20 edition highlights include:

• Message from the Dean: Diana Hess highlights the value of global connections

• Trailblazers: Lynda Barry, a creative force of nature with the Art Department, receives a “genius grant” from​ the MacArthur Foundation

• Voices: Shehrose Charania explains how the new Health Promotion and Health Equity program lines up with her passion for patient advocacy and activism

• Voices: Lianne Milton, a documentary photographer and photojournalist who is pursuing a master of fine arts via the School of Education’s Art Department, explains why she came to UW–Madison

• Voices: Additional highlights

• Building Global Community: New Global Engagement Office bolstering efforts to connect across borders

• Building Global Community: Colombia study abroad experience opens eyes, expands mind

• Building Global Community: A sampling of the extensive global efforts by people associated with the School of Education

• News and Notes: New faculty hires in 2019

• News and Notes: University Theatre 2019-20 schedule

• News and Notes: Check out a range of highlights from across the School over the past six months

• Media Mentions: ​Learn about ​some of the media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty and staff associated with the School

• Innovation: Lisa Cadmus-Bertram with the Department of Kinesiology is researching the links between staying active and the decreased risk of chronic disease, particularly cancer

• Innovation: A community-campus partnership led by Stephen Quintana is strengthening mental health services for the Latinx community

• Innovation: The new School Mental Health Collaborative is examining how best to support kids’ social and emotional well-being

• Innovation: ​Additional highlights

• Spotlight: UW–Madison alumnus Eric Flanagan explains how a summer in Madison became a transformative experience

• Spotlight: Classroom project leads to ‘Super Badgers,’ a new board game that introduces players to UW–Madison and its unique campus

• Alumni breakouts

• Class notes: Check out what your fellow School of Education alumni are up to

• Alumni and Friends: ‘Radical Pedagogy’ unveiled in new Lathrop Gallery Space thanks to gift from Jody Gottfried Arnhold and John Arnhold

Keep in Touch!

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If you have any other questions about this news magazine, please email Todd Finkelmeyer at todd.finkelmeyer@wisc.edu, or call 608-890-1430.