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Thu
Nov
24
UW-Madison’s Michael W. Apple received an honorary degree from the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) during a ceremony Nov. 18. The award is Apple’s 12th honorary degree or equivalent. These honors are among the highest in academia, and usually are conferred as a way of recognizing a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specific area of study -- or to society as a whole. According to a news release from EdUHK it was the first time the institution had conferred honorary doctorates.
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Gail Lori Prasad is the winner of the 2016 Pat Clifford Award for Early Career Research in Education for her groundbreaking work that highlights how culturally and linguistically inclusive classrooms have the potential to reshape the way teachers support language learners. Prasad, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, was in Toronto Tuesday to receive this prestigious honor from the Canadian Education Association (CEA).
Wed
Nov
23
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman will be taking part in a conference Nov. 28-29 in Washington, D.C., that’s being hosted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. The conference is titled, “Addressing the Risks of Pursuing Post-Secondary Education.” Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis who studies higher education finance and policy. His research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is the lead author of a new article that examines student and faculty experiences with diversity at both a predominantly white institution (PWI) and at a historically black college or university (HBCU). The study, published Nov. 7 in the journal Race Ethnicity and Education, notes that students of color described feeling like an “alien” on the white campus and like they were part of a “family” on the black campus.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rena Kornblum, a senior lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was selected this year by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) to receive an OMAI/First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award. Based on a nomination by First Wave Scholar Janetta Hill, Kornblum will be honored for her support of the overall success of her students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Mon
Nov
21
A paper from UW-Madison's Andrea Harris received honorable mention recognition in the Gertrude Lippincott Award competition. Harris is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Harris' article, titled "Sur la Pointe on the Prairie: Giuseppina Morlacchi and the Urban Problem in the Frontier Melodrama," received honorable mention recognition for the best English-language article published in dance studies in the prior calendar year. Her paper appeared in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre.
Mon
Nov
21
The UW-Madison Dance Department will present its fifth annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Fifteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. Concerts will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 pm. The works explore the topics of growth, individuality, becoming unstuck, while others address beauty in hidden and exposed aspects of life.
Sun
Nov
20
The Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW-Madison has named Lisa Chambers as the center’s new associate director. The hire comes in advance of current associate director Randy Wallar’s upcoming retirement in early 2017. Wallar has been with the Morgridge Center since its inception in 1996. Chambers comes to the Morgridge Center, which is administratively housed within the School of Education, with a wealth of experience in higher education and campus-community partnerships.
Tue
Nov
15
The Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools hosted a Lip Sync for Schools fundraiser on Nov. 4 to celebrate and support local students and educators. A team from UW-Madison’s School of Education entered this year’s event and performed a snippet from the song “Yorktown” from the musical “Hamilton.” Led by Dean Diana Hess as George Washington, the group also included Erica Halverson, Simone Schweber, Faisal Abdu'Allah, Paula McAvoy and Marcia Standiford.
Tue
Nov
15
Laura C. Chávez Moreno was awarded the 2016-17 Arvil S. Barr Graduate Fellowship from UW-Madison’s School of Education for her dissertation research. This award is given to a graduate student who is studying teaching, learning and reform. Chávez Moreno is a Ph.D. candidate with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction. In her dissertation, Chávez Moreno is working with teachers and multilingual youth on a participatory action research project that centers on youth experiences in bilingual education.
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