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Wed
Dec
13
As the fall semester and 2017 come to a close, the Morgridge Center for Public Service will be saying goodbye to one of its beloved staff members as Kathy Cramer will be stepping down as the faculty director and returning to a full-time position as a professor in the Political Science department. Cramer will be pursuing multiple research projects focusing on public opinion, civic engagement and deliberative democracy. The Morgridge Center for Public Service is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Wed
Dec
13
University Housing earlier this month put the spotlight on classroom instructors from across the UW-Madison for outstanding work during the Fall 2017 semester. And among the many talented faculty and staff being recognized as an Honored Instructor are five people from the School of Education. Those from the School of Education being honored during a celebration Dec. 1 at Rheta’s Dining Hall were: Nancy Kendall, Fred Stonehouse, Ann Fillback Watt, Shad Willingham and Andrew Winterstein.
Tue
Dec
12
The 2018 UW-Madison Education Research Poster Fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, in the Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. For the last three years, this event hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research has seen ever increasing participation in both the number of posters and the number of attendees. Those interested can submit a new or existing poster about research findings related to pre-K through adult education To present a poster, register by Friday, Feb. 9.
Tue
Dec
12
UW-Madison alumnus Rodney Lambright II was awarded a regional Emmy and was featured in a news report from the Daily Cardinal. Lambright earned his bachelor of science in art from the School of Education's Art Department, as well as communication arts. Lambright currently works as an animator and producer for Wisconsin Public Television. Lambright was awarded the regional Emmy for "Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air." Lambright received the award for bringing "Big Mama" to life with his artwork and animations. "Big Mama" is an audio story from Wisconsin Public Radio's Cynthia Woodland as part of the Wisconsin Life Project.
Mon
Dec
11
Four finalists to become the School of Education’s next Assistant Dean for Facilities will be delivering public presentations and take part in a question-and-answer session as part of the interview process. The Assistant Dean for Facilities is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, space management and planning for the facilities in the School of Education. The School of Education is housed in approximately 14 buildings on and off of the UW-Madison campus. The Assistant Dean will serve as the School's lead with campus Facilities Planning and Management units.
Mon
Dec
11
There will be a launch event for Faisal Abdu'Allah's new solo exhibition titled, "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," on Dec. 14 at Autograph ABP in London. Abdu'Allah is a faculty member with the School of Education's Art Department. In this new solo exhibition, Abdu'Allah asks "probing questions" about history, myth, faith, masculinity, memory, violence, race, representation and iconography, through his use of photography, print-making, video, sculpture and more. "The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works," will be on display from Dec. 15 through April 14, and features many new works on display for the first time.
Mon
Dec
11
UW-Madison alumnus Patrick Daugherty was commissioned by the Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Courthouse to recreate Charles Willson Peale's 1772 portrait of George Washington in uniform as colonel of the First Virginia Regiment. Daugherty earned his master of fine arts degree from the School of Education's Art Department and now he teaches art at Penn State Fayette. His work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and more.
Fri
Dec
08
Several faculty and alumni from the School of Education's Art Department will be included in the local event, "The Capitol at 100." The event is a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin Capitol Building, celebrated through artwork from Madison artists and curated by Martha Glowacki, who received her master of fine arts from UW-Madison in 1978. The artwork, which is being showcased in the Overture Center's Playhouse Gallery, features a variety of media -- from a detailed examination of the building's architecture and interpretations of the Capitol's political history, to a historical overview of artists commissioned to create artwork for the Capitol.
Fri
Dec
08
Alon Andrews received a First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award on Dec. 1. UW-Madison’s First Wave Program is a full-tuition, four-year scholarship program that allows students to blend multicultural art, activism and their academic and career goals. Andrews was nominated for the award by First Wave scholar Tehan Ketema. Andrews is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum & Instruction. The award honors UW-Madison faculty and staff who support the program's students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Thu
Dec
07
UW-Madison's Julie Underwood was named to a Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding that was announced by Wisconsin's legislative leaders on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The commission will be chaired by Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay). "Hopefully the commission will provide an opportunity for legislators, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and practicing educators to improve educational opportunities for Wisconsin’s children," says Underwood, the Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy and Practice, and the former dean of the School of Education.
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