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Fri
Apr
28
UW-Madison's Mad Gaffers will hold its annual Mother's Day Glass Sale and "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event on Sunday, May 7. For $45 per person, dedicated and skilled glass students will assist in making individual colorful, hanging glass terrariums, ideal for beautifully displaying succulents or other small plants. The "Blow Your Own Glass Terrarium" event is first-come, first-served. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. in the Glass Lab at the Art Lofts.
Wed
Apr
26
How does UW-Madison’s School of Education consistently rank among the very best in the nation? It’s due, in large part, to the talent and dedication of the School's faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday evening the School honored some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards during a ceremony and reception in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Congratulations to all of this year's winners -- and thanks for making the School of Education such a remarkable place.
Wed
Apr
26
UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess will be delivering the keynote talk at the Healthy Classrooms Foundation’s 10th annual Public Health Symposium on Monday, May 8. Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Approaching Political and Social Controversy in the Classroom: The Impact on Childhood Mental Health.” The symposium runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave. It is free and open to the public, and includes a free dinner.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison's Gail Prasad helped secure a new grant for Thoreau Elementary School to design and implement Multilingual Project Based Learning for the 2017-18 school year. The grant supporting the Multilingual Project Based Learning is worth $15,104 for the 2017-18 school year, and will support multilingual projects across all grade levels. The grant is funded by the Foundation for Madison's Public Schools in partnership with the Evjue Foundation. Prasad applied for the grant with Kathy Costello, the principal at Thoreau Elementary School, and Amanda Clarahan, a teacher.
Tue
Apr
25
UW-Madison’s Rachelle Winkle-Wagner is receiving the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group. Winkle-Wagner’s research focuses on how students of color survive and thrive in college. She is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
Mon
Apr
24
UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology will be hosting its annual Dr. John R. Martins Clinical Workshop and related events April 27-28. This year’s workshop is presented by Dr. Terri Moyers, a renowned expert from the University of New Mexico on motivational interviewing. Moyers will present a three-hour workshop on this topic on Friday morning, April 28 at the DeLuca Forum in the Discovery Building on campus. In addition, this year’s event will also include a Festschrift to honor and recognize the outstanding career of Bruce Wampold,
Mon
Apr
24
The School of Education's Edward Hubbard recently received an Undergraduate Mentoring Award. Hubbard is an assistant professor with UW-Madison's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and is the director of the UW Educational Neuroscience Lab at the Waisman Center. The Undergraduate Mentoring Award is a campus-wide honor administered through the Office of the Provost. It is given to faculty members, academic staff and post-doctoral fellows or graduate students for mentoring undergraduates in research, scholarly and creative endeavors.
Mon
Apr
24
Eight members of the UW-Madison community recently received 2017 University Staff Recognition Awards, including the School of Education’s Kweku Brewoo. Brewoo moved from the Department of Educational Psychology earlier this year and now provides financial expertise to the School of Education’s Dean’s Office, Business Office, and External Relations Office.
Sun
Apr
23
On June 2, Wisconsin’s first statewide Prenatal-to-Five Summit will bring together practitioners, early childhood professionals, scholars, and community members to focus on a critical question: “How can we ensure all Wisconsin children thrive?” The event, “Elevating the Early Years through Access and Equity,” is hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-being in the School of Human Ecology, in partnership with the School of Education and several other schools and colleges at UW-Madison, UW-System Administration, and UW-Extension.
Sat
Apr
22
TJ Ruschell, who is working toward a master’s degree with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, was recently named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s All-Academic list.
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