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Oct
16
A team of researchers, including UW-Madison’s Amy Bellmore, has found that not only is an ethnically diverse school good for students’ cultural appreciation, but it may also be good for their grades. The report is titled, “Early Adolescents’ Peer Experiences with Ethnic Diversity in Middle School: Implications for Academic Outcomes,” and it appears in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence. The report found that all students in the study benefited academically from cross-ethnic peer interactions.
Fri
Oct
13
The UW-Madison Dance Department ​and choreographer Chris Walker present "UNMASKED," a collection of works that delves deep into the contemporary art of Caribbean 'mas' that is steeped in West Indian carnival tradition. The concert will feature Walker’s choreography, and performance on stilts, design works by Laura Anderson Barbata and Briana McCarthy, as well as a special guest performance of Makeda Thomas’ “Light” on Oct. 19-20 ​at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall.
Thu
Oct
12
UW-Madison's Jin-Wen Yu presented “Fine, Without Me/You?” in the Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase in August. The performance was part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. Yu is a professor with the UW-Madison School of Education's Dance Department. Palmer Mathews (BFA, ’17) and Liu Yun-Chen performed the duet, which was “full of finesse with some great partnering,” according to David Mead, writing for Dancing Times.
Wed
Oct
11
UW-Madison's Ellie Bruecker authored a policy memo analyzing the fiscal effects of Wisconsin's expanded statewide Parental Choice Program, describing how the voucher program impacts school districts across the state. Bruecker is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her analysis finds that while the fiscal effects of the program on public school districts are still relatively small, they are likely to grow over time.
Wed
Oct
11
UW-Madison's Jerlando Jackson will give a talk on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the College of William & Mary as part of the institution's Diversity Lecture Series. The talk is titled, "Diversity Prism Imperative: Advancing Organizational Ownership of Disparities in Higher Education." In the talk, Jackson will discuss his new working concept of Diversity Prism Imperative in relation to the changing landscape of student bodies, faculty and staff at colleges and universities in the United States growing more diverse.
Wed
Oct
11
UW-Madison's Arts Institute is currently seeking applications and nominations for the 2018 Awards in the Creative Arts. Each spring, the Institute provides research support to faculty, staff, and students in the arts, recognizes achievements and professional service, and supports future creative endeavors and research. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Tue
Oct
10
Governments and higher education institutions are rushing into the internship game, enthusiastically cheerleading the concept. On the surface, work-based learning appears to be beneficial for everyone. Employers get an inexpensive extra hand who could later become a new hire, students acquire valuable, real-world experience while still in school and educators enhance a student’s classroom knowledge with hands-on learning. But Matt Hora says it's time to take a step back and take a closer look at what we start mandating for students.
Mon
Oct
09
The Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) is excited to announce the launch of its first regular blog series, titled “This Just Published.” Each month, “This Just Published” will showcase and summarize a selection of recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles threaded by a common theme in higher education. The first post is focused on LGBTQ+ issues.
Mon
Oct
09
Carla Austin was recently featured by Dallas Doing Good for her career serving children as an occupational therapist and her volunteer work at Chase's Place. Austin is a member of the UW-Madison School of Education’s Board of Visitors. She graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy. UW-Madison's OT program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Oct
09
UW-Madison's Laura Minero has been awarded the 2017 Alix Olson Award for the Promotion of a Tolerant and Just Community. Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
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