School of Education News

Mon
Nov
25
UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah, an associate professor with the School Education’s Art Department and faculty director of The Studio, was mentioned in Muse’s memoriam of well-known art curator Olabisi Obafunke Silva (known as Bisi), who Abdu’Allah credits with launching his art career in London. After working in London, Silva left the UK in 2000 to champion global arts of the African diaspora. Muse names Silva “one of the most important independent curators based within the continent of Africa and working across the continent and beyond.”
Fri
Nov
22
Thoughts on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form from UW-Madison’s Ellie Bruecker were featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and in an EdSource.com report. Bruecker, a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, researches student loan borrowing and repayment, FAFSA filing, and the impact of high schools on college access. Bruecker is also a project assistant with UW-Madison’s Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab.
Fri
Nov
22
A performance in CorningWork’s “The World as We Know It” from UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping, a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was recently reviewed by Pittsburgh (PGH) City Paper. “The World as We Know It,” as described by Lisa Cunningham from the PGH City Paper, tells the stories of six women “of a certain age” in the context of the #MeToo movement and gender dynamics in the workplace.
Thu
Nov
21
Tim Tansey, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, will serve as the principal investigator (PI) on the UW-Madison sub-awards for two major new grant-funded projects. Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Paul Wehman is the PI on the two five-year, $4.4 million awards (total funding of $8.8 million) from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research in the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.
Thu
Nov
21
The Women Artists Forward Fund, founded by UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, was recently profiled by the Capital Times. Baker earned her master of fine art’s from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1990, while Ross earned the same degree in 1992. The report explains how Baker and Ross dreamed up the idea for an art prize to support Dane County’s professional female artists two years ago, a result of the profound gender disparities of the art world.
Wed
Nov
20
Three finalists to become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) are visiting campus from Dec. 5 to 16 to participate in public forums and meet with faculty, staff, and School of Education leadership. The finalists were selected by a 13-member search-and-screen committee co-chaired by WIDA Executive Director Tim Boals and Percival Matthews, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Psychology and a WCER researcher. The WCER director reports to the dean of the School of Education, Diana Hess.
Wed
Nov
20
UW−Madison will continue to play a leading role in the second and final phase of a sweeping federal investment in better research mentoring, with responsibility for two major grants in the $43 million follow-up push to boost diversity of students, staff and faculty researchers in the biomedical sciences.
Tue
Nov
19
The School of Education’s Department of Theatre and Drama presents its production of “Clybourne Park,” which opened on Friday, Nov. 15 in the Mitchell Theatre and runs through Nov. 24. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, “Clybourne Park” is an explosive, sharp-witted, and intense look at questions of race, gentrification, and community.
Tue
Nov
19
Diverse Issues in Higher Education put the spotlight ​on UW-Madison’s Jerlando Jackson in a piece about the annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME), held earlier this month in Milwaukee.
Tue
Nov
19
The Grander Magazine, an online publication from Grand Rapids, Michigan, recently featured UW-Madison’s Brian Burt as their person of the week. Burt, who was born and raised in Grand Rapids, is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He is also a research scientist with Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Lab (Wei LAB). His research focuses on policies and practices that influence students educational and workforce pathways, looking specifically at the experiences of underrepresented students of color in engineering.
Mon
Nov
18
Carrie Hanson, the UW-Madison Division of the Art’s Fall 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, and students will present “From topic to topography: Mapping issues through movement.” The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 21. in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art.
Mon
Nov
18
UW-Madison’s Martha Vukelich-Austin received the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Madison’s Outstanding Fundraising Professional award. The AFP aims to honor community champions that give their time, resources, and talent to causes they love, and making their community a more vibrant place to live. Nominated by Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Vukelich-Austin has worked in various capacities within the organization and showed distinguished leadership at pivotal times. Today she serves as the advancement manager for the School of Education's Office of Communications and Advancement.
Fri
Nov
15
UW-Madison’s Omar Poler (Sokaogon Ojibwe), the American Indian curriculum services coordinator with the School of Education’s Teacher Education Center, was recently honored with the Association for Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museum's 2019 Leadership Award. “Indigenous cultures, languages, and histories have unparalleled beauty, power, and importance,” says Poler. “It is a profound honor to be recognized by so many American Indian cultural professionals working tirelessly every day in their communities to preserve, maintain, and revitalize them.”
Fri
Nov
15
WISC-TV/Ch.3 recently featured the UW-Madison Art Department’s Open Studio Day, where graduate students in the master of fine arts program were able to showcase their work. On Saturday, Nov. 2, more than 50 students opened their studio doors to the public. “It gives (students) a chance to have real-world experience around the works of art and the ideas they’re working on within this kind of constant flow of people throughout their spaces,” Douglas Rosenberg, chair of the School of Education's Art Department, tells WISC.
Thu
Nov
14
UW-Madison’s Faisal Abdu’Allah was featured in The Voice Online, in an article about the unveiling of his new public artwork “The Park Royals” in London. In his piece, Abdu’Allah, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Art Department, pays homage to two generations of workers in Park Royal, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of West London, where he was born and raised.
Thu
Nov
14
A talk on assessment and equity held on Oct. 30 with the University of Colorado-Boulder’s Lorrie Shepard is now available to view online. Shepard, the University Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita with UC’s School of Education, researches psychometrics and the misuse of tests in educational settings. Her technical work has contributed to validity theory, standard setting, and statistical models for detecting test bias. Her lecture was titled, "When, If Ever, Can Assessment Foster Equity?"
Wed
Nov
13
A project led by UW-Madison's Stephen Quintana that's designed to strengthen mental health services for Madison’s Latinx community is receiving a $1 million grant over the next five years from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The Community Impact Grant awarded to Centro Hispano of Dane County and its academic and community partners will advance the quality of accessible linguistically and culturally competent services that support the health of the local Latinx community.
Wed
Nov
13
Performances from UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping, a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, were recently reviewed by two Pittsburgh publications, the Pittsburgh Tatler and Pittsburgh in the Round. Both publications detail the performance of “The world as we know it,” a production of Beth Corning and CorningWorks, which featured six female performers, including Li.
Tue
Nov
12
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents a joint concert featuring Kate Corby & Dancers and the Chicago-based dance company The Seldoms, Nov. 14-16 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.
Tue
Nov
12
UW-Madison announced the recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Cooperating Teacher Rockwell Awards, which recognize excellent teachers who have chosen to pass on their expertise by providing professional experiences for UW-Madison student teachers. Through the generosity of Roland and Ruth Rockwell, recipients are presented with $1,000 awards.

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