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Sat
Feb
09
The Isthmus recently put the spotlight on an oral history collection of Madison’s black pioneers edited by UW-Madison alum Muriel Simms. Simms worked as an educator in Madison and holds two degrees from the School of Education — a master's from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her book is titled, “Settlin’: Stories of Madison’s Early African American Families.”
Fri
Feb
08
UW-Madison's new bachelor of science in health promotion and health equity (HPHE) program will be housed in the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology. This program responds to student interest and employer demand for health-related expertise and health education careers, and will be run in collaboration with the School's Departments of Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Wed
Feb
06
In an effort to conduct more meaningful research into how to make higher education more affordable, UW-Madison is launching the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab within the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid. The lab is being led by the School of Education's Nicholas Hillman, who says he is not aware of any other lab in the nation that is developing such a partnership with a financial aid unit.
Tue
Feb
05
Emily Evans Fanaeian, an alumna of UW-Madison’s School of Education, is the recipient of the 2019 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education(AACTE) Outstanding Dissertation Award. An AACTE news release about the award explains that Fanaeian designed an ambitious multiple case study to examine the ways in which university-based teacher education programs take up the task of preparing general education teacher candidates to provide instruction to English learners.
Mon
Feb
04
UW-Madison's Lynda Barry and Dyani White Hawk were each selected as United States Artists 2019 Fellows. United States Artists is a Chicago-based non-profit that awards $50,000 fellowships annually to artists across the nation. Barry is an associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity with the School of Education's Art Department and holds the Chazen Family Distinguished Chair in Art. White Hawk earned her master of fine arts degree from the Art Department in 2011.
Mon
Feb
04
UW-Madison’s Kristina Kim was recently selected as the student intern for the Wisconsin Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) executive board. The CEC is a professional association of educators working to advance the success of children with exceptionalities. Kim is a master’s degree student in special education with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Sun
Feb
03
Matthew Hora received a grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) fall research competition to conduct a study on internship programs. The grant, for $52,028, will go towards studying students’ experiences with internship programs, primarily at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina and Benedict College in South Carolina. Hora aims to provide insight s to improve institutional internship programs and access to them for all students.
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Julie Mead and her colleague Suzanne Eckes were recently featured by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) in its "Interview of the Month" podcast series. This particular discussion examines how privatization of schools can lead to discrimination. Mead and Eckes had recently co-authored a policy brief for NEPC detailing the ways school vouchers and charter schools have “opened the door to discriminatory practices.”
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Dance Department, housed in the School of Education, presents its annual faculty concert, “The Winter Rise,” Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “The Winter Rise” will feature the work of guest artist Dyane Harvey-Salaam from Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Contemporary dance works from UW-Madison faculty artists Li Chiao-Ping, Liz Sexe, Collette Stewart, and Chris Walker will also be presented.
Thu
Jan
31
School of Education alumnus LaVar Charleston will be recognized with a 2019 Forward Under 40 Award at a Wisconsin Alumni Association Founders’ Day event in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Charleston, who received both his master’s degree (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) from UW-Madison’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, is currently the assistant vice chancellor of student diversity engagement and success at UW–Whitewater. Charleston will join the School of Education's Richard Halverson for a program titled, “Healing Communities through Conscientious Inclusion.”
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