School of Education News

Thu
Dec
26
The Paper Artist Collective recently profiled UW–Madison’s Michael Velliquette as its December Artist of the Month. Velliquette, who is known for creating paper sculptures, is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Art Department.
Mon
Dec
23
UW–Madison alumnus F. King Alexander was recently named the new president of Oregon State University. Alexander earned his Ph.D. from the UW-Madison School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 1996. Alexander was previously serving as the president and chancellor of Louisiana State University.
Fri
Dec
20
The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock was featured in Tone Madison’s look back at top musical offerings during 2019. The Tone Madison report explains: “Artist John Hitchcock's ‘Bury The Hatchet’ project (currently on display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's Wisconsin Triennial, complete with a vinyl listening station), combines printmaking, oral history, and music to explore the clash of Indigenous people and white conquest in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma." Hitchcock, is a professor with the Art Department and is the School of Education's associate dean for the arts.
Wed
Dec
18
National Public Radio (NPR) recently interviewed UW-Madison’s Lynda Barry, one of this year’s recipients of the MacArthur Foundation's "Genius Grants." Barry is a professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education’s Art Department and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. The artist spoke to NPR about genius, which she doesn’t believe is necessary to create comics or art.
Tue
Dec
17
The local Isthmus newspaper reviewed Peggy Choy’s performance, “FLIGHT: Torn Like a Rose.” Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Inspired by the 12th century Persian poem “Conference of the Birds,” Choy’s production featured birds on a perilous journey to find love and guidance.
Mon
Dec
16
UW­–Madison’s School of Education put the spotlight on its latest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 15, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Prior to heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2019 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Associate Dean Julie Mead, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends. Bucky Badger even stopped in to check out the event.
Fri
Dec
13
In November, 19 STEM teachers from 18 rural school districts in Wisconsin attended the third annual "Teacher Speakout!" sponsored by WCER’s Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC). This exchange of ideas between teachers, researchers, policymakers, and rural advocates offered insight on what is right with rural education.
Thu
Dec
12
Maggie Hawkins, a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was honored with the International Literacy Association's ​(ILA) Erwin Zolt Digital Literacy Game Changer Award. Hawkins’s work focuses on languages, literacies, and learning in classrooms and schools, while striving for equity and social justice.
Wed
Dec
11
The National Opera Association has named the production of “Into the Woods” — which was co-produced by UW–Madison’s University Theatre and University Opera — as first place winner in the Opera Production Competition in Division IV for the 2018-19 season.
Tue
Dec
10
The 2019 Tandem Press Holiday Open House and Sale will be held on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tandem Press facility at 1743 Commercial Avenue.
Mon
Dec
09
Jo Ann Carr, director emerita of the School of Education's Media, Education Resources, and Information Technology (MERIT), has recently published “Such Anxious Hours: Wisconsin Women’s Voices from the Civil War,” with the University of Wisconsin Press. The book includes an illustration of Wisconsin in 1861 created by Linda Endlich, graphic artist in the School of Education’s Office of Communications and Advancement.
Fri
Dec
06
In a recent article, The Capital Times newspaper put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Rural Education Research and Implementation Center (RERIC), which is housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER). For their third annual "Teacher Speakout!" event, RERIC hosted 19 teachers from rural Wisconsin districts at UW-Madison.
Thu
Dec
05
The 2019 UW-Madison Glass Lab Holiday Sale will be held Dec. 14-15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Art Lofts at 111 N Frances St. The Glass Lab is a part of the Art Department, which is housed within the School of Education. The public is welcome to attend and are invited to watch live glassblowing all weekend. Unique ornaments hand-crafted by students will be available for purchase.
Wed
Dec
04
The Wisconsin State Journal interviewed UW-Madison’s Peter Goff for a report examining the trial implementation of grading floors in Madison schools. Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Tue
Dec
03
The work of UW–Madison’s Jerry Jordan will be showcased at the Overture Center Dec. 10 through March 1. Jordan, a recruitment and retention specialist with the School of Education’s Student Diversity Programs Office, will have his paintings showcased in Gallery II in an exhibition titled, “Human Identity Portrait Stories.” A reception for the artists will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tue
Dec
03
On Nov. 11, faculty and graduate students from UW-Madison, Lingnan University, and Peking University, among scholars from other institutions, gathered at the Lingnan-Peking-Wisconsin Education Forum in Hong Kong to discuss higher education, talent training, and employment of global bay areas. UW-Madison's Adam Nelson, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies, played a leading role in the event.
Mon
Dec
02
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead was named the vice president of the Education Law Association (ELA) at the organization’s annual conference on Nov. 13-16 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mead is the School of Education’s associate dean for education, and a professor with the School’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. After her term as vice president, Mead will serve as the president elect and then president of the organization.
Fri
Nov
29
A new research project focused on the experience of undergraduate military service members and veterans enrolled in Wisconsin universities has recently been launched at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of UW-Madison’s School of Education. The Veteran Education to Workforce Affinity and Success Study (VETWAYS), a three-year, $556,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation, will seek to better understand the unique social experiences and challenges this student population encounters as they progress through college and into the workforce.
Wed
Nov
27
The School of Education’s Dance Department presents the annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, Lathrop Hall at 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 2:30 p.m. on Dec 8. In this concert, 12 student choreographers, including Akiwele Burayidi, Audrey Glock, Cassie Last, Lauren Lynch, Ellie McShane, Courtney Kopchinski, Amanda Kolsch, Shayna Valianos, Jessica Jacobs, Veda Manly, Tye Trondson, and Brooke Schroeder, will present a mix of solo and ensemble works.
Tue
Nov
26
A critical intersection exists between education and health, according to a consensus of researchers and evaluators from UW–Madison who have been working closely with rural schools, the community-school model, and Native American communities in Wisconsin.

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