UW-Madison School of Education - In the Media

School of Education "In the Media"

Our programs, students, alumni, faculty and staff are often quoted or featured in local, regional and national media. Read below for what they've had to say...


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02
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry was featured by the Isthmus newspaper for her work incorporating cartoons into the curriculum in the School of Education's Art Department, and beyond. Barry is an award-winning author and cartoonist with the Art Department. The associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. Barry, more than anyone else, has made cartooning at UW-Madison respectable, the article said. Cartooning is critical thought, because students "choose the barest minimum of lines to put your idea across."
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Jul
02
UW-Madison alumnus Jack Raglin was featured in a recent spotlight article by the American College of Sports Medicine. Raglin earned his master’s degree from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology and its physical education program in 1983. He then received a Ph.D. in 1988 from the same program. Raglin is currently a professor with Indiana University-Bloomington's Department of Kinesiology. In the member spotlight interview, Raglin answers questions about his professional career and education, and gives some advice for students beginning to explore exercise science.
Thu
Jun
28
UW-Madison alumna Libby Pier's research was cited extensively in a recent New York Times op-ed about funding scientific research. Pier earned her Ph.D. in the learning sciences from the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology in 2017. The op-ed discusses how medical research funding is scarce, and how the current approach to designate funding "favors low-risk research and proposals by older scientists and white men."
Wed
Jun
27
Madison Magazine recently profiled UW-Madison’s Peter Miller and his work as both a professor on campus and as chairman of the Athletic Board. Miller is uniquely qualified to serve in this role. He is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, where his research focuses on leadership, collaboration and organizational change in complex environments. He also played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame 25 years ago. “Pete has a fount of knowledge in both academics and athletics that is making him a transformative leader,” Dr. Laurel Rice, who chairs UW-Madison’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and who preceded Miller as chair of the Athletic Board, tells Madison Magazine. “UW is lucky to have him at the helm.”
Tue
Jun
26
Spectrum recently published an article exploring video games and autism research, and invokes the expertise of UW-Madison's Brittany Travers. Travers is developing a game that lets children practice poses inspired by yoga and tai chi, titled "Ninja Training." The player can get to more advanced levels by holding poses for longer periods of time. Travers has researched the effects of playing "Ninja Training" on children and adolescents with autism. Travers and her team have found preliminary evidence of real-life benefits of the game, with players making the most progress in "Ninja Training" also making the most improvements in their balance.
Fri
Jun
22
The work of Gear Learning was recently highlighted in an article from In Business magazine about Madison's role as a tech hub. Gear Learning, a game development studio, is led by Michael Beall and housed within the School of Education’s Wisconsin Center for Education Research. “Thanks to the foresight of Diana Hess, dean of the School of Education, and Bob Mathieu, director of WCER, Gear Learning is positioned to have tremendous impact in the field of games for learning," Beall tells In Business.
Wed
Jun
20
UW-Madison alumnus Bruce Nauman's artwork was featured in an article from the New York Times headlined, "Doing Justice to the Art of Bruce Nauman." Nauman earned his undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1964, and then graduated with a master of fine arts from University of California, Davis, in 1966. “There are artists who make good work throughout their career, but good isn’t great,” curator Kathy Halbreich told the New York Times. “Bruce makes great art from graduate school to yesterday."
Thu
Jun
07
The Capital Times recently posted a report examining a unique and innovative UW-Madison Summer Term course being taught by the School of Education’s David Bell. Technology is becoming increasingly common in high-level athletics, with many teams now using GPS units to inform training. The Department of Kinesiology is in the midst of hosting an upper-level, three-week Summer Term class called, “Sports Science & Athlete Monitoring.” It focuses on the most popular technologies in the field of human performance in an effort to teach UW-Madison students how to collect data, interrupt the information and use it in a meaningful way.
Wed
Jun
06
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood is part of a Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, and the panel held its final hearing at the State Capitol on Monday. The current public school funding formula is based on a revenue limit set in the early 1990s. It puts a cap on the amount of money school districts can get from the state and from local levies. “The message is absolutely clear: we’re falling short,” Underwood said during a Monday news conference. “We’re falling short on our children and we’re at a point of doing harm and we need to fix this."
Tue
Jun
05
UW-Madison’s Mitchell Nathan is quoted in a recent report that examines the explosion of so-called study-with-me videos. “I think the people making these videos are tapping into a need where you want to be social without being disrupted from your study goals,” Nathan tells the Wall Street Journal. “Think of it like parallel play. This is parallel studying: You’re ignoring each other, but that’s still much more preferable than doing it all by yourself.” Nathan is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Psychology. He also is the director of the Center on Education and Work.
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