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Thu
Oct
04
WISCAPE has released a new policy brief highlighting the effects of performance funding on various types of credential completions at community colleges.
Wed
Oct
03
UW-Madison's David Williamson Shaffer has developed a new research method, known as quantitative ethnography, to tease out rich, real-time insights buried in the digital records we all generate on a daily basis. The tool weaves the study of culture with statistics to help understand human behavior. Shaffer is the university's Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Learning Sciences and is a faculty member with the School of Education's No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. He will deliver a presentation, "The Importance of Meaning: Going Beyond Mixed Methods to Turn Big Data into Real Understanding," at Union South on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1 p.m.
Mon
Oct
01
Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning performers ages 50-and-above are joining together to present “Dancing on the Ceiling.” This series of original solos highlights the mastery of these mature, renowned artists who bring nuance, subtlety and a rich sense of humanity to each work, often with witty and wry points of view. Performances take place on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m., both in Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space. This concert is being co-presented by UW-Madison’s Dance Department and Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
Sun
Sep
30
UW-Madison’s Cidgem Unal was honored earlier this month at the 14th annual Rhumba 4 Rainbow benefit to support The Rainbow Project. Unal was recognized on Friday, Sept. 21, at Union South as one of the organization’s “Extra Mile Award Winners.” She is director of UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources, which is administratively housed within the School of Education.
Fri
Sep
28
UW-Madison’s Andrea Ruppar and Bonnie Doren were recently awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation to examine ways to help rural school districts better support special education teachers. Ruppar and Doren are faculty members with the School of Education’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education. Their funding is being provided via the Spencer Foundation’s small research grants program​.
Thu
Sep
27
UW-Madison’s alumni magazine, On Wisconsin, recently put the spotlight on the Trans Research Lab, which is led by the School of Education’s Stephanie Budge. This lab is noteworthy, On Wisconsin reports, for its specialized focus on health outcomes for transgender people. Budge, an associate professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology, is both the founder and the director of the lab.
Wed
Sep
26
UW-Madison’s Percival Matthews is the principal investigator on a new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that’s designed to examine ways to promote equal sign knowledge among school children. The researchers will test the effectiveness of brief episodes of instruction over the course of a semester to build children’s understanding of the equal sign and associated gains in algebraic thinking. Participants in the research will be elementary- and middle- school students.
Wed
Sep
26
Are you looking for career opportunities that allow you to leverage your study abroad experiences, foreign language skills, international work/internship experience or intercultural competence? The School of Education’s Global Higher Education master’s degree program is helping host a free event on Tuesday, Oct. 2, titled “Pathways to Careers in International Higher Education.” The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room (room 159). Participants will learn more about the growing field of international higher education by meeting with UW-Madison alumni and faculty who will demystify what it takes to get a job in the field.
Tue
Sep
25
The School of Education is hosting a retirement celebration to honor Jeff Hamm and his career from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Education Building’s Morgridge Commons area. Dean Diana Hess and Hamm will deliver remarks during a short program that begins at 4 p.m. Hamm served from 2006 to earlier this month as the School of Education’s associate dean for student academic affairs, and from 1998 to 2006 as the assistant dean/director of education academic services.
Tue
Sep
25
UW-Madison’s David Kaplan will be spending two weeks in January as a visiting researcher at the Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research (LISER). Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology. During his time at LISER, Kaplan will be presenting his recent work on Bayesian approaches to estimating country-level trajectories in educational outcomes and collaborating on multiple LISER-based projects.
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