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Tue
Apr
18
Thanks to the leadership and vision of dance pioneer Margaret H’Doubler, UW-Madison became the first university to offer a degree program in dance in 1926. Nine decades later, the Dance Department is celebrating this milestone with a full season of concerts and alumni events throughout the 2016-17 academic year. And the centerpiece of this year-long observance of 90 years of dance at UW-Madison is a five-day festival April 26-30.
Tue
Apr
18
The School of Education’s Beth Giles was recently elected to a three-year term on UW-Madison’s Academic Staff Executive Committee (ASEC). Giles is the School’s director of Education Outreach and Partnerships. The primary function of ASEC is to act as the day-to-day administrative executive committee for the Academic Staff Assembly and for the academic staff at large. More than 900 ballots were cast in this year’s ASEC election, which was held last month.
Mon
Apr
17
UW-Madison's Jill Barnes has received a three-year International Research Grant from the Alzheimer's Association. The 150,000 grant is to support research about "Brain blood flow in middle-aged adults at low and high risk of Alzheimer's Disease." The project is scheduled to start in July. Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, also with the Department of Kinesiology, is a consultant on the grant.
Mon
Apr
17
"Fair Play," a video game funded by a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is earning accolades for raising awareness about implicit bias in academic settings. Recently, the game’s founder, Molly Carnes, director of UW–Madison’s Center for Women’s Health Research, and Christine Pribbenow and Percy Brown, Jr. of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, received the 2017 Adolphus Toliver Award for their collaborative work on “Fair Play.” WCER is housed within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Thu
Apr
13
Video from Harry Brighouse’s recent talk, “Morality and Justice in Higher Education,” hosted by the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE), is now available on the WISCAPE YouTube channel.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison’s Nicholas Hillman is speaking on the topic of outcomes-based funding for higher education on Thursday, April 13th, with members of the legislative Assembly Committee on Colleges & Universities.
Thu
Apr
13
The new student organization Diverse-OT is receiving a 2017 Bucky Award for Social Justice Advocacy, an honor sponsored by UW-Madison’s Multicultural Student Center. This honor recognizes a registered student organization that "makes a strong and lasting impact on the Madison campus and community by promoting social justice and equality. They also have made great strides to educate and empower others to act on these beliefs." Diverse-OT was created by Caitlin Rhoten and Toni Solaru, two students with the Department of Kinesiology’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Thu
Apr
13
UW-Madison alumna Deniece Dortch is ​starting an initiative at the University of Utah that's designed to support African-American doctoral students. Dortch received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from UW-Madison’s School of education in 2016. Dortch today is the program manager for the African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah. The African-American Doctoral Scholars Initiative will begin in the fall of 2017.
Wed
Apr
12
UW-Madison’s Shari Clark will receive the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers Association’s (WATA) Outstanding Educator Award. This honor recognizes a member of the WATA for their outstanding contribution to the education of athletic trainers and athletic training students in Wisconsin. The award will be presented at a luncheon on April 14 in conjunction with the WATA Annual Symposium in the Wisconsin Dells. Clark is an associate faculty associate with the Department of Kinesiology and the clinical education coordinator for its Athletic Training Program.
Tue
Apr
11
A new partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison seeks to combine the expertise of district educators and university researchers to improve education. MMSD and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), part of the university’s School of Education, have worked together for many years on specific problems and focused research projects. Now the organizations are joining together in a more permanent structure to support ongoing research collaboration via the Madison Education Partnership (MEP).
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