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Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Haley Vlach is receiving an Early Career Research Contribution Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This prestigious honor is given to emerging scientists in the field of child development, as evidenced through research, publications and other scholarly activity. Vlach is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology and the director of the Learning, Cognition, and Development (LCD) Lab.
Mon
Feb
13
UW-Madison’s Emily Arthur, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Art Department and co-­curator of “Re-­Riding History,” will be moderating a panel discussion of three guest speakers on Friday, Feb. 17 at Edgewood College. The topic is: “Justice in Native American Today: What does social justice/equity in Native America today look like from your professional point of view?” The event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at the Edgewood College Gallery The special guests who will be answering this question include Patty Loew, Chris Pappan and Wendy K. White Eagle.
Thu
Feb
09
UW-Madison’s Julie Underwood takes a look at President Donald Trump’s newly named Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch in her latest “Under the Law” column. Underwood begins by writing, “In this season of presidential appointments, we’ve all been watching as Congress and others have probed the backgrounds of candidates to get some idea about how these individuals will serve this country. Any presidential appointment is important, but few have the far-reaching influence of a single Supreme Court nominee.” In particular, many are no doubt wondering how his appointment might affect the outcomes of cases that bear upon K-12 education.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison’s Martina Rau recently received a prestigious early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how adaptive educational technologies can improve students' learning in STEM fields. Rau will examine how physical models can be integrated with virtual models into adaptive technologies. The NSF award, for $598,399, will support Rau’s work that'll involve students and instructors at both four- and two-year colleges over the next five years.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy presented "FLIGHT" Jan. 27 to ​28 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. Through her new work "FLIGHT," Peggy Choy Dance brought a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, paying homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds.”
Tue
Feb
07
UW-Madison’s Office of Child Care and Family Resources (OCCFR) is hosting a gathering of early education directors and supporters to examine the critical shortage of preschool teachers in the state. A panel of seven experts from UW-Madison, Madison College, Edgewood College, and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association will convene at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Ziemann Suite at the Waisman Center.
Fri
Feb
03
The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on Friday approved a new undergraduate degree program in education studies at UW-Madison. The Bachelor of Science in Education Studies is designed to meet the needs of a growing number of undergraduate students who are interested in becoming involved in the realm of education, but not as teachers in the classroom. “This new undergraduate degree is unique because it’s arguably the only program of its kind in the nation to give undergraduates the multidisciplinary training needed to answer questions regarding both domestic and global education policy,” says Adam Nelson, chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, which will be the academic home of the new program.
Thu
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge. This competition awards money to students from any discipline to fund their entrepreneurial idea, such as an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Top prize is $2,000 and three $500 second prizes are available to the top four final proposals.
Thu
Feb
02
There’s always a need for more blood donors. But there’s an especially critical need to boost diversity among blood donors. The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Madison Alumnae Chapter, Morgridge Center for Public Service and the Urban League of Greater Madison are teaming up to raise awareness around donor diversity and help save lives at the Winter 2017 Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 222 S. Park St.
Wed
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s School of Education has recently opened nominations for several awards that will be presented at the Partners in Education Banquet on Thursday, May 4. This is an annual event in which the School invites all of its cooperating teachers, awardees and their guests to come together for a night of celebration.
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