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May
22
UW-Madison's Jerlando F. L. Jackson and LaVar J. Charleston ​are co-editors of a new book, "Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs: A Festschrift in Honor of Melvin C. Terrell," with Northern Illinois University’s Cornelius Gilbert.
Mon
May
22
UW-Madison’s Tanushree Rawat recently authored a guest blog post for the Wiki Education Foundation reflecting on her pedagogical motivations for teaching with Wikipedia. Rawat is pursuing a Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her research focuses on the role of technology in education, and as a graduate teaching assistant she has led Wikipedia projects in multiple classes. In particular, Rawat reflects on using Wikipedia as an assessment tool with graduate students in her classes.
Thu
May
18
UW-Madison’s Diana Hess and Paula McAvoy were recognized in April as co-winners of the 2017 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education, a prestigious honor that includes a $100,000 prize. The Grawemeyer Awards program pays tribute to the power of creative ideas, emphasizing the impact a single idea can have on the world. Hess and McAvoy visited Louisville last month to take part in an Awards Dinner on April 20. While in Louisville, the two also presented free lectures about their award-winning ideas and discussed controversial political issues with students during a visit to Central High School.
Tue
May
16
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was selected to serve as program chair of the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain. The World Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise and the Brain will be held May 31 and June 1 in Denver, and will focus on basic science related to the effects of exercise in all its forms on the physiological function and cognitive abilities of the brain. UW-Madison's Kristen Pickett will also be delivering a presentation at the event.
Mon
May
15
Dawn Crim, who has served as the UW-Madison School of Education’s associate dean for external relations since 2011, is leaving her post at the end of June to take a leadership position with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Crim will begin her new appointment as assistant state superintendent for the Division for Student and School Success on Aug. 1. The Division for Student and School Success is responsible for ensuring that all children attain proficiency in meeting the Wisconsin Academic Standards.
Mon
May
15
UW-Madison's Bob Meyer ​received the Government Service Award earlier this month from the Wisconsin chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Meyer earned the award for his outstanding work as a trainer in the Individual Placement and Support Program (IPS). Meyer currently works with the School of Education's Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education as a senior rehabilitation specialist.
Sat
May
13
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2017 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday evening, May 12, the School honored its newest cohort of Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a reception and traditional Hooding Ceremony at the Gordon Dining and Event Center on campus. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 13, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration and Breakfast at the Gordon Dining and Event Center.
Thu
May
11
The Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was held earlier this month, with the accomplishments of more than 150 UW-Madison students being highlighted at the event. Five students from across the School of Education were recognized during this special event. Many of the awards provide students with funds to conduct research projects independently or in collaboration with faculty. Other awards recognize impressive academic achievement or community service.
Tue
May
09
UW-Madison’s Eujin Park was recently awarded a Minority Dissertation Fellowship from the American Educational Research Association. Park is a doctoral candidate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. Her research examines the role of education in reproducing, challenging and reshaping social inequalities, particularly for immigrants and other communities of color.
Mon
May
08
UW-Madison’s John Diamond was recently awarded a Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant, a prestigious award that will allow him to further examine how educational leadership, policies and practices shape students’ opportunities and outcomes. The Midcareer Grant is designed to enrich the work of academic mid-career scholars who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education. Diamond will use the grant to embed with leaders in racially diverse districts to gain a deeper understanding of how they work to create more equity in their schools.
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