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UW-Madison’s Simon Goldberg is the lead author on a new paper examining treatment delay among post-9/11 veterans vs. pre-9/11 veterans and civilians. This work was published by the journal Psychiatric Services Today. Goldberg is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, and he is an affiliate with the university’s Center for Healthy Minds.
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18
UW-Madison alumna Miriam Thangaraj is this year's recipient of the Gail P. Kelly Dissertation Award from the Comparative and International Education Society. Thangaraj earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies in 2018. Thangaraj's dissertation examines global policy efforts to combat child labor on the historical silk hand-looms of Kanchipuram, India, by moving children off of the looms and into schools.
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Mar
15
Five women were honored with UW–Madison’s Outstanding Women of Color awards in a ceremony at the Pyle Center on March 5, including the School of Education's Bianca Baldridge.
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Mar
14
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead recently co-authored a report with the University of Connecticut's Preston Green titled, “Advancing Intentional Equity in Charter Schools.” Mead is the School of Education’s association dean for education and is a professor with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Charter schools, first implemented in the 1990s, have grown to account for 6 percent of the total number of students enrolled in public schools across the country.
Thu
Mar
14
UW-Madison professor Jin-Wen Yu is receiving the Hilldale Award in the Arts and Humanities for the 2018-19 academic year. Given annually on the UW-Madison campus since 1986-87, the Hilldale Awards recognize distinguished contributions to teaching, research, and service. One faculty member is honored in each division. Yu, who is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department, will be honored at a ceremony on May 6.
Wed
Mar
13
UW-Madison alumna Kathryn Kirchgasler is receiving honorable mention recognition from the American Educational Research Association’s Division B (curricular studies), in that group’s Outstanding Dissertation Award competition. Kirchgasler earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018. The dissertation being recognized is titled, “Tracking Disparities: How Schools Make Up Scientific Americans and Pathologized Others.”
Tue
Mar
12
U.S. News and World Report released its 2020 Best Education Graduate Schools rankings on March 12, and UW-Madison is home to the highest-rated public school of education in the nation, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles. UW–Madison’s School of Education is No. 3 overall, trailing only Ivy League privates Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania. UW–Madison, UCLA, and Stanford University all tied for the No. 3 spot. In addition, UW–Madison’s School of Education is also home to nine specialty programs ranked among the top 10 in the nation — including the top-ranked program in rehabilitation counseling.
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Mar
11
The School of Education’s Dance Department will be hosting the Regional High School Dance Festival from March 15 to 19, bringing more than 400 students, teachers, and recruiters to campus.
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Mar
07
UW-Madison alumna Edie Raether recently gave a TEDx talk on brain fitness for kids. In her presentation, she discusses setting goals for children and oneself, drawing on the new finding that people are able to alter DNA through their thoughts. Raether earned her undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1966.
Wed
Mar
06
Northern Illinois University (NIU) recently hired UW-Madison alumnus Thomas Hammock as its football coach, and he will work alongside fellow alumnus Sean Frazier, the Huskies’ athletic director. Hammock earned his master’s degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in 2005. Frazier earned a master’s from that same department in 2015. NIU is the only major college sports program in the country with black men in the key roles of head football coach, athletic director and head men's basketball coach.
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