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Thu
Jan
17
“Little Brown,” written and illustrated by Marla Frazee, is the winner of the 22nd annual Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book. The award is given by the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), a library housed within UW-Madison’s School of Education. “Little Brown” was edited by Allyn Johnston and published in the United States in 2018 by Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Do the other dogs not play with Little Brown because he’s cranky, or is he cranky because the other dogs don’t play with him? It’s a question examined with both humor and pathos in this marvelous picture book.
Thu
Jan
17
UW-Madison's Occupational Therapy program launched more than 75 years ago and remains on the leading edge of the OT field. In 2016, the program started offering a new Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), enabling practitioners to advance their careers through a part-time, predominantly online curriculum. The OTD program, housed within the School of Education, is designed to train occupational therapists to become visionary leaders who will help transform the nation’s health and education systems, as well as address the needs of an aging society.
Thu
Jan
17
If you are an innovator or entrepreneur working to bring compelling solutions to the marketplace, UW-Madison's Discovery to Product (D2P) initiative wants to hear from you. D2P is currently accepting applications for two spring semester courses to help campus innovators commercialize their groundbreaking ideas, Innovation to Market (I2M) and Igniter. All D2P programs are free and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. But act quickly, because applications for both programs are due on Friday, Jan. 25.
Wed
Jan
16
UW-Madison’s Douglas Rosenberg, who edited the 2016 publication, “The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies,” is receiving the prestigious 2018 Oscar G. Brockett Book Prize for Dance Research. The prize, from the Dance Studies Association, is awarded to the best book in dance published during the previous three calendar years. Rosenberg, who chairs the School of Education's Art Department, will receive this award in August at the 2019 Dance Studies Association Conference at Northwestern University.
Wed
Jan
16
CIMER, the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research, will be providing research-focused mentoring expertise in a national STEM diversity campaign. CIMER, formed in 2015 and housed in the School of Education's Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is dedicated to improving research-focused mentoring relationships at all career stages in higher education. Research has shown that mentoring improves a mentee’s career satisfaction, productivity and career progression. CIMER is directed by Christine Pfund.
Tue
Jan
15
UW–Madison has chosen three finalists for a national competition seeking ideas to expand and strengthen the middle class in Dane County and beyond, and the School of Education’s Elizabeth Graue is part of a team that’s moving on in the competition. Graue and her colleagues are collaborating on a project titled, “We Care for Dane Kids.” This initiative will utilize a multi-pronged approach to transforming the early childhood and after school care sectors that would supplement income for workers and child care costs, reduce operating expenses for facilities, and create a child care benefit program.
Tue
Jan
15
With 2019 now upon us, Kappan magazine recently took a look back at its most popular stories, as determined by readers, for the previous year. And in 2018, checking in at No. 2 is an Under the Law column from UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood titled, “School uniforms, dress codes, and free expression: What’s the balance?” The deck headline on this popular article, which appeared in the Feb. 26 issue, reads, “Requiring school uniforms may be less legally fraught than implementing a school dress code.” Underwood is the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
Mon
Jan
14
The School of Education’s Bianca Baldridge is to be recognized with an Outstanding Women of Color award from UW-Madison. Baldridge has deeply rooted herself in the Madison area by building relationships with not only UW-Madison, but the Madison Metropolitan School District and community organizations, like the Goodman Community Center and Lussier Community Center. Baldridge has a strong reputation for her commitment to Madison youth, from working on her path-breaking research to organizing with Mobilizing Youth Voices for Racial Justice. She is known for her combination of academia and activism within her research, another reason she has been chosen for this award.
Fri
Jan
11
In some ways, it doesn’t seem like all that long ago when Malachy Bishop was working toward his doctorate in rehabilitation psychology at UW-Madison in the late 1990s, when his advisor was Professor Norm Berven. This past fall, Bishop joined the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as a faculty member. As part of his offer to return to the university, Bishop was awarded a prestigious named professorship — the Norman L. and Barbara M. Berven Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology.
Thu
Jan
10
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) is serving as the academic partner for a new initiative that’s designed to improve health and health equity across the state. The project — in collaboration with Nehemiah: Center for Urban Development —was selected to receive $1 million in funding through the Wisconsin Partnership Program’s Community Impact Grant program. The Wei LAB is housed within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, which is part of UW-Madison’s School of Education. The lab is led by Jerlando Jackson, who is a Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education within the School of Education, and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
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