Fall 2017 Learning Connections issue overview


This is the online edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education. The Fall ‚Äč2017 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. A pdf of the Fall 2017 Learning Connections is available here.

Fall 2017 edition highlights include:

• Letter from the Dean: Diana Hess touches on how the School of Education community is thinking creatively and working collaboratively to address challenges in education, health and the arts

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

Cover of Fall 2017 Learning Connections • Innovation: Grand Challenges sparking new partnerships and projects that make the School's culture more interdisciplinary

Innovation: David Williamson Shaffer's leading-edge work bridges gap between quantitative, qualitative research in age of big data

Innovation: Performing Ourselves empowers underserved youth through dance

Innovation: Unique partnership with colleagues at Northcentral Technical College to ignite STEM interest in rural Wisconsin

Innovation: Barnes Lab at forefront examining anti-aging effects of exercise on the brain

Why I Give: With School of Education Board of Visitors member Ron Schwarz

• Thank you, Wisconsin, for your support!

Honors and awards: Highlights from the past year

• Media mentions: Sampling of media outlets putting the spotlight on, and utilizing the expertise of, faculty members from across the School

Student news and notes

2017 NAEd/Spencer Fellowships: Seven from UW-Madison receive these highly competitive awards, more than any other institution in the nation

Class notes: Read about what School of Education alums have been up to

Keep in Touch!

The School of Education wants to hear from our alumni and friends. We also want to make sure you are hearing from us. If you have not received electronic updates, it may mean we don’t have your current e-mail address. Please visit this Wisconsin Alumni Association web page to update your information. In addition, the WAA offers free e-mail accounts to all alumni.


If you have any other questions about this news magazine, please email Todd Finkelmeyer at todd.finkelmeyer@wisc.edu, or call 608-890-1430.

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