Learning Connections


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. This latest issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Fall 2015 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Diana Hess talks about her first impressions of the School in her new role as dean

• News and notes: Check out highlights from across the School over the past six months

Occupational Therapy and Art: Kristen Pickett and Helen Lee are looking at innovative ways to help those with Parkinson's disease in this cross-departmental collaboration

Learning Connections Fall cover 300 pxQ&A with Diana Hess: New dean sees "amazing opportunities" for School of Education

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: John Diamond's new book examines, "How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools."

Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education: Timothy Tansey and Fong Chan working with state agencies on improving services for people with disabilities

Kinesiology: Dane Cook awarded funding to study perplexing illness in Gulf War veterans

• Philanthropy: Morgridge Match exceeds goal, as $250 million raised for faculty positions across campus

Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Psychology: Cutting-edge projects finding new ways to help teachers, students with well-being

Educational Policy Studies: Spencer award allowing Lesley Bartlett to study methods for improving reading programs forkids across the world

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: Unique Global Higher Education Master's Program features dynamic learning community

Educational Psychology: Interdisciplinary UW-Madison team lands $3 million graduate training grant

• School of Education's Student Ambassadors group hitting its stride

• Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to, broken down by decade -– 1950s, 1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s.

• A pdf of the Fall 2015 print edition of Learning Connections is available here.

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